Shenika Hankerson Wins 2015 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award

Sportrait of woman with brown hair and brown eyeshenika Hankerson, PhD student in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, has won a 2015 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). Hankerson 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.

Hankerson will be announced as a recipient of the CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award on Friday, March 20, during the 2015 CCCC Annual Convention in Tampa, Florida.  

For more information about the CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award, including past winners, see