Student Receives 2012 Elizabeth Phillips Award

Second year student, Terry Parrish, has received the 2012 Elizabeth Phillips Award from Women’s and Gender Studies at Wake Forest University. The award pays tribute to Elizabeth Phillips, Professor Emerita of English, for her exceptional scholarly commitment to the advancement of women’s and gender studies. The award is given to the best undergraduate or graduate student essay written in the subject of women’s and gender studies throughout the academic year. Parrish’s essay, “Transformed Bodies: Christianity, Islam, and Sex Reassignment Surgery,” was written for Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts’s Comparative Theology course last Fall. He will be recognized at the Women’s and Gender Studies reception on Sunday, May 20, 2012.

The first Elizabeth Phillips Award was presented during the spring of 2007 to mark fifty years since her appointment to Wake Forest University (1957-1989). Read more about the establishing of the award here.

Photo: Terry Parrish in the Chaplaincy office at the Greensboro Urban Ministry on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, for his internship work experience. Photo by Ken Bennett, WFU Photographer.


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