ETS Senior Alice Blank Selected as Syracuse University Scholar

April 7, 2016

Congratulations to Alice Blank who has been selected as a Syracuse University Scholar, which is the highest undergraduate academic honor at SU. The selection of University Scholars is based on students’ academic achievements, creative work, co-curricular activities, and contributions to the community.

In addition to being selected as a Syracuse University Scholar, Alice has received various awards in recognition of her academic and creative achievements, including the Newell W. Rossman, Jr. Scholarship in 2015 for academic and personal excellence, the Margaret Cragg prize for highest GPA in English, and the Sidney Thomas prize for best undergraduate art history paper. She served as Editor-in-Chief of The OutCrowd magazine in Fall 2015, and was part of the LGBT Resource Center's student delegation to the Creating Change conference. Her fiction has been published in the Harmonious Hearts anthology for young LGBTQ authors.

For her Honors capstone project, she is focusing on the failures of masculinity in the Gothic novel Castle of Otranto, a research topic that Alice will further develop by writing/illustrating a graphic novel adaptation of the first chapter of that same novel.

Alice will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming LGBT Resource Center's annual Rainbow Banquet, and received the Accountability award for dedication to unlearning oppression on campus and beyond. In the past year, she served as a co-facilitator for the listening and visioning sessions held by the Chancellor's Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion.