First Annan Award winner announced
Gregory Vargo, a third-year College student concentrating in English, has been selected as the first recipient of the Margaret C. Annan Undergraduate Award in Writing. The prize provides a third-year student with a stipend to support summer work on a writing project.
Vargo's work will be a collection of original poetry. After a teaching internship at Choate-Rosemary Hall in Connecticut early this summer, Vargo will return to Chicago to work with Elizabeth Alexander, Assistant Professor in English Language & Literature.
"It's wonderful to receive the award," he said. "I'm excited to have a chance to work on writing full time. It's a special opportunity."
Margaret Annan (Ph.B.'28, A.M.'33) devoted her career to teaching in the Chicago public schools. The Annan Award was established in her honor by friends and former students to encourage excellence in writing. The award will be presented annually.