Colleen Holmbeck Poetry Prize 
The Colleen Holmbeck Poetry Prize is sponsored by the English Department of Rockford University and the Academy of American Poets. Named in recognition of a 1956 RC graduate and advocate of the arts on our campus, the prize offers a monetary award of up to $100. Winners are also listed in the Academy’s Annual Report.

Senior Seminar Award  

A yearly award voted upon by the English Department given to the best Senior Seminar project.  Includes recognition and English Luncheon and a small gift.
Jeremy Ingalls Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2013 by Colleen Kitzmiller Holmbeck, Class of 1956, and her husband, John. The scholarship is given to an outstanding student with junior standing who is majoring in English. 
 For more information on scholarships relevant to this department, please visit the Academic Catalog (pdf).

Department Information

Scarborough Hall
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108

William Gahan, Ph.D.