News • May 10, 2021

Winners announced for President’s Award for Excellence in Writing

Winners announced for President’s Award for Excellence in Writing

Riverside, Calif. (May 10, 2021) – Laura Farley, a graduate student in education at California Baptist University, is the winner of the 2021 President’s Award for Excellence in Writing.

Farley’s research paper, titled “Establishing an Understanding in Contrastive Rhetoric: Why Is It Important?,” looks at cross-cultural communication.

“This piece begins with a story that draws the reader in and helps make clear why the topic matters — because people and their learning matter. The work is thorough, interesting, informative and also personal,” Dr. Amy Stumpf, professor of society and religion and member of the selection committee, wrote of the paper. “Any teacher could benefit from this project because it offers a thought-provoking theory that is applicable in classroom situations, and it highlights the best of what it means to be a global citizen ready to serve neighbors well.”

Farley received a certificate and a check for $600.

Chandler Broadbent, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, was awarded first runner-up for her paper, “Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy: A Brief Theoretical Overview.” The essay explores a method of caring for mental health including how the Christian faith can be a part of it. Broadbent received a certificate and a check for $360.

Anna Compton, an early childhood studies junior, received second runner-up for her paper, “The Special Project.” Her paper highlights the struggle and blessings of those with special needs and the families and friends who care for and learn from them. The paper also advocates for a scriptural perspective. Compton received a certificate and a check for $240.

A six-member faculty selection committee used a formal voting process to choose the winning entries.

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