College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Writing in Augustine and Culture Seminar

ASC 2016

VILLANOVA, Pa.—Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honored five students for excellence in writing in the Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) on Friday, Dec. 2 in Falvey Memorial Library.   

ACS is a two-semester humanities sequence which educates students in Augustinian inquiry through a study of ancient and modern texts and an intensive program of critical reading, writing and discussion.

The Margaret Cecilia Baney Award for the Augustine and Culture Prize essay was presented to Caroline Grace Stagliano ’19 COE for her paper, “Are We in Control?” written for Professor Andrew Bove.

Receiving honorable mention were Zainis Bob-Grey ’19 VSB for her essay, “Multiculturalism in Higher Education,” written for Kaley Carpenter, PhD; and Elias Papakostas ’19 CLAS for his paper, “Fact, Fancy, or Both?” written for James Murdoch, PhD.

The Seamus Heaney Award for the Honors Program Augustine and Culture Prize essay was awarded to Allison Garippa ’19 CLAS for her essay, “The Idea of Peace in Machiavelli and Augustine,” for Peter Busch, PhD.

Madison Edwards ’19 CLAS received Honorable Mention for her paper, “Lessons in Limitation and Love,” written for Professor John-Paul Spiro.

ACS is a distinctive first-year learning experience unique to Villanova. It creates the opportunity for students from all four of Villanova’s undergraduate colleges to engage in a common intellectual conversation.  

About Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Since its founding in 1842, Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has cultivated knowledge, understanding and intellectual courage for a purposeful life in a challenged and changing world. With 39 majors across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, it is the oldest and largest of Villanova’s colleges, serving more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The College is committed to a teacher-scholar model, offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and a rigorous core curriculum that prepares students to become critical thinkers, strong communicators and ethical leaders with a truly global perspective.

Media Contact

Jennifer Schu

Director of Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Share your story

Know a current student, faculty member or alumni doing great work? Please email your nominations and help us tell their story.