Grads Step Out…new Students Step In

Submitted by Carolyn Arnold, Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications on January 19, 2012

Students from Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program gathered together in the new year for their 2012 winter residence and for the graduation of the Class of 2012. Taking place on a cold, but clear and starry night in January at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Assumption on St. Edmund’s Ender’s Island, the ceremony honored the students for their dedication to their craft.

16 students graduated with a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Rev. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J., senior vice president for academic affairs at Fairfield University opened up the ceremony with a welcome prayer and introductory remarks and Dr. Manyul Im, associate professor of philosophy and associate Dean of the College or Arts and Sciences also welcomed the students to the graduation ceremony.

Dr. Michael White, director of the MFA program addressed the newly minted graduates while Phillip Lemos, a student with a concentration in Fiction, gave the student address. Eugenia Kim, author of The Calligrapher’s Daughter and a faculty member of the program, addressed the attendees as well.

For more information on the MFA in Creative Writing, visit www.fairfield.edu/mfa

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