Brandy Dobson was recently chosen to be a 2017 Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), and receive the organization’s top prize for undergraduate Honors students. Dobson was one of only four scholars selected throughout the country. Adding to this already impressive feat is the fact that this is the second consecutive year that an English student earned the prestigious award (Jonathan Omuro, BA ’15, was a 2016 Portz Scholar) and each was mentored by the same professor—Dr. Cynthia Franklin!

Dobson will present her winning thesis at the NCHC conference in Atlanta in November. Titled “A Murmur in the Weeds: A Memoir,” the work is an intimate and searing portrait of sisterhood and survival.

To read more about Dobson and her award, click here.