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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Student Reader Essay Contest Winners Announced

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University freshmen biology major Apeksha Ghumatkar of Salisbury and accounting major Jennifer Martin of Elkton, MD, are the winners of this year’s SU New Student Reader essay contest.

Students were invited to submit essays relating to the 2017 New Student Reader selection, Sula by Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. The 1973 book painted a vivid picture of the meaning — and cost — of being an African American woman.

New Student Reader Winners 2017
SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach, left, presented the awards
to Ghumatkar, center, and Martin during the University’s annual
Convocation ceremony.

The New Student Reader program was initiated in 2005 as a way to orient new students to the academic community by sharing a common reading experience with classmates, faculty, staff and upperclassmen who serve as orientation team peer leaders.

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at

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