Meet Super Senior Mackenzie Egan: College of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

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Mackenzie Egan

Bachelors of Arts, double major English and History, minor in Women’s and Gender Studies

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Hometown:  Beach Lake, Pa.

Activities and Achievements: Egan served as the editor-in-chief of the English Department’s magazine, The Inkwell Quarterly, since January 2017. She also served as the assistant editor, and then the managing editor of the Manuscript, Wilkes’ literary arts journal. Egan also served as vice president and then president, of the Wilkes University Alpha Gamma Alpha chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society. Outside of her department, Egan also worked with the Veterans Council for the last four years, completing community service and coordinated events, maintained the social media accounts and acted as secretary of the organization. Egan represented the English Department at admissions open houses and has worked with incoming students since her sophomore year. She also worked in the Writing Center on campus.

Noteworthy: Egan has been a presenter and award winner at Sigma Tau Delta International Convention. She has also received numerous scholarships and accolades including 2018 Taft Achilles Rosenberg Naparsteck Scholarship, Jewish War Veterans Scholarship and the Dr. James Rodechko Scholarship.  She will receive the Annette Evans Humanities Award at the 2019 Academic Awards Ceremony. 

Favorite Part of the Wilkes Experience: “The highlight of my time here at Wilkes has been the Inkwell Quarterly. As a publication, it has grown with me since I started here. From the layout to the content to the amount of staff writers and their contributions, the publication has been a part of me for the last four years. It is the culmination of everything I have done at Wilkes University and I have been proud to be a part of its staff since 2015.”

Future Plans: Egan plans to work as an events coordinator and in public relations for the summer as well as to work extensively on creative copy and freelance writing.

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