A memorial award in perpetuity was established in 1976 by friends and colleagues of the late Dr. Blaine DeLancey, Professor of English at Brockport, 1934-1966. This award is given annually to an undergraduate or graduate major in the Department of English who submits the best critical essay (either original material or the result of research) on (1) a British or American author, (2) a literary genre, or (3) some combination of (1) and (2). The winning essay is determined by a committee within the Department of English.
In 1979, this award was given to Nancy Kress, who later served on the faculty at The College at Brockport, and went on to become a world famous author.
The Blaine DeLancey Memorial Award
The Precious Dark: Frost's Treatment of Science
Kress, Nancy, "The Precious Dark: Frost's Treatment of Science" (1979). Student Research Awards. 2.