Writing award established in honor of teacher, University
The Margaret C. Annan Undergraduate Award in Writing, to be given annually to a third-year student in the College, has been established by friends and former students of the University alumna.
Annan, who taught for many years at South Shore High School, received her Ph.B. in 1928 and her A.M. in 1933 from the University. She died in June 1993.
The award will be a cash prize for the best essay by a third-year College student. The recipient will be chosen by a faculty committee. The intent of the prize is to help support the recipient while he or she develops the essay into a senior thesis. The first recipient is to be selected this spring.
"We feel that an award for writing is the proper way to honor a teacher who added so much to our intellectual lives," said Judith Stein (A.B.'62, A.M.'64), a former student of Annan's who helped establish the prize. "Because the Annan family had lived in Woodlawn since the turn of the century and the Annan clan attended the College of the University of Chicago, we thought the University would be an appropriate place to house the award."
The award will be formally announced at a memorial tribute to Annan, which will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Monroe Room of the University Club, 76 E. Monroe.