Commencement speaker Kathy Beeck, Co-founder and Director, Boulder International Film Festival
Valedictorian Allegra L. Upton
Together with reading, writing and critical thinking, which are among the most valued, career-ready skills an English student develops, studies in English cultivate humanistic and global empathy, and empower students to be engaged citizens and vital contributors to the advancement of the world’s societies and cultures.
Find out how to become an English major or minor, find your academic advisor, join a group, and apply for a scholarship, internship, independent study, or the honors program.
This video, winner of the 2018 Department of English undergraduate video competition, was produced by and features Sawyer Macres. Macres, from Westminster, Colo., graduated with his BA degree in English literature this past Spring '18. Authors whom he admires include Patrick Rothfuss (“he writes incredible fantasy”) and Colin Meloy of the Decemberists (“whose songs are basically literature”). A vital contributor to the department's undergraduate culture while here at CU, Macres will pursue digital media production. Check out his terrific podcast, The Elderland Chronicles.