Two Penn State Brandywine students are now published authors, as essays they wrote as freshmen this past academic year were chosen for the annual University publication, "Best of Freshman Writing, Volume 15."
Joseph Pilling and Chris Brown were two of only 25 students University-wide whose essays were featured in this journal of writing excellence. Each piece was submitted by a Penn State Brandywine faculty member and then selected from hundreds of submissions throughout the state.
Pilling’s essay, “Immaculee Ilibagiza: A True Hero,” explores the life of a 1994 Rwandan genocide survivor, written for his English 015 course. He wrote, “Today it seems that priorities are often misplaced; however, the majority of human beings understand what it truly means to be brave and tough. And Immaculée Ilibagiza is the perfect example of both qualities.” To read Pilling’s essay in its entirety, visit http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/bof/joepilling.htm online.
Brown focused on a topic frequently debated in today’s media in his essay, “In Praise of Palin,” written for his English 030 course. “Sarah Palin, that hockey mom of a vice presidential candidate, pulled out all the stops in what was one of the most brilliant and gutsy political maneuvers of our millennium,” he wrote. To read Brown’s essay in its entirety, visit http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/bof/christopherbrown.htm online.