Cona Marshall, PhD Candidate in African American and African Studies at Michigan State University, Wins 2016 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award

cona_marshall.jpgUrbana, IL – 12/7/2015 – Cona Marshall, PhD student in African American and African Studies at Michigan State University, has won a 2016 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award. The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Marshall is one of 10 recipients of this award.

CCCC sponsors the Scholars for the Dream Awards to encourage scholarship by historically underrepresented groups. These groups include African Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans and other Latino and Latina Americans, and American Indians—persons whose presence and whose contributions are central to the full realization of our professional goals.

CCCC offers to emerging scholars up to ten travel awards of $750 each, sponsors a reception for all award winners, and offers a one-year membership in NCTE and CCCC. The Awards Selection Committee considers originality of research, significance of pedagogical or theoretical contributions to the field, and potential for larger, subsequent projects.

Marshall will be announced as a recipient of the CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award on Friday, April 8, during the 2016 CCCC Annual Convention in Houston, Texas.  

For more information about the CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award, including past winners, see http://www.ncte.org/cccc/awards/scholarsforthedream.


The Conference on College Composition and Communication, with more than 5,000 members and subscribers, supports and promotes the teaching and study of composition, rhetoric, and communication skills at the college level, both in undergraduate and graduate programs. College Composition and Communication is the group’s journal. For more information, visit http://www.ncte.org/cccc.

The National Council of Teachers of English, with 35,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. For more information, visit http://www.ncte.org.

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