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First-Year English


2014-2015 Winner

Grace Hagood Downs Award for Best Multimodal Project

First-Year English is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014-2015 Grace Hagood Downs contest, awarded to the creator of the best First-Year English multimodal project.

Christa Schuping is a junior at USC from Richmond, Virginia. She is currently studying Public Relations, with hopes to pursue a Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Christa enjoys giving campus tours as a University Ambassador, as well as welcoming incoming freshmen through being an Orientation Leader and a University 101 Peer Leader. In her spare time, she loves to paint and manages her own calligraphy business, ColorMeChrista, on Etsy. Click here to view her award-winning project.