Alumni Claudia Ramirez ’13 Accepted to Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Congrats to Creative Writing alumni Claudia Ramirez (2013) on admission to the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop! For more information about the workshop, visit

Phi Beta Kappa English Inductees, 2016

Congratulations to our undergraduate students who have been selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

Elizabeth Ahnen
Esme Barniskis
Jack Ceschin
Leha Froats
Spero Lomenzo
Chelsea Moskow
Collin Oswald
Keane Schmidt
Samantha Smrz
Emylie Tonnacliff
Deborah Torbica
Robert Trettin

Election to membership as a senior requires a minimum GPA of 3.6, while election as a junior requires a minimum GPA of 3.8. In addition, students selected for membership must have satisfied Phi Beta Kappa distribution requirements in language, mathematics, humanities, social and natural sciences.

Phi Beta Kappa is a highly prestigious national honor; membership is recognized by graduate programs and employers as a mark of excellence.

The initiation ceremony and reception will be held in the UWM Union’s Wisconsin Room on Wednesday, April 27 at 5 p.m. Please send an RSVP to if you plan to attend.