Gary Bouchard Receives a 2023 New Hampshire Literary Award 

Professor Gary Bouchard has received a 2023 People's Choice Award from the New Hampshire Writers' Project for his collection of poetry, What News Horatio? Dispatches from Beyond the Castle Walls, published in 2022. Congratulations!


New Faculty in English and Communication

In fall 2023, we welcomed two new full-time faculty members, Jesse Saywell and Joshua Potter.

Jesse Saywell is an artist and educator who has worked across the country as an actor, director, playwright, and producer. Career highlights include performances at Arena Stage, Lincoln Center, and the White House, and award-winning performances in Big River and Young Frankenstein. His plays have been performed across the country, including DIGNITY, which had its world premiere in 2023 in California. He serves as the Director of the Anselmian Abbey Players, and teaches courses in acting, directing, playwriting, and theatre history. He was profiled in the Saint Anselm Crier in Fall 2023.

Joshua Potter is a former journalist, music critic, and editor for Metroland, an altweekly newspaper in upstate New York, and a former manager of marketing and communications for The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He teaches courses in media writing, social media theory, and introduction to mediated communication.

Welcome, Jesse and Joshua!


Minor in Professional and Creative Writing 

The department is thrilled to announce a new Minor in Professional and Creative Writing beginning in Spring 2021. This minor develops students’ skills in academic, professional, and creative writing, puts those skills into practice with an internship or portfolio, and helps students prepare for life after college as they enter the job market.


Rose O’Malley ’20

Rose O'Malley with President Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D.

Congratulations to Rose O’Malley, an English and Spanish double major who was the Fr. Bernard Holmes, O.S.B., Scholar for the 2019-2020 academic year. Bernard Holmes Scholars demonstrate leadership potential, work to provide assistance to others, and actively participate in the life of the college. The award is presented annually to an incoming senior, and provides a full tuition scholarship for the student’s final year at Saint Anselm College. Congratulations, Rose!

“I would like to thank the English department faculty of Saint Anselm for their support and encouragement over the past three years. My professors have enabled me to study great authors, to research and complete independent projects, and to develop strong written and communicative skills as I pursue an English major. I would also like to express my gratitude for Professor Thorn and Professor Cronin, who have collaborated with me in many endeavors throughout my college career.”

- Rose O’Malley ’20


Amanda Conger ’20

Communications major and Saint Anselm College women’s ice hockey player donated a kidney to a patient in need. She received the NCAA Hockey Humanitarian Award in 2020.