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Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professor Of Creative Writing

Created by a generous endowment gift by J. David Field, Professor Emeritus of English

The English Department is proud to announce that Rick Bass will be our Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing during the spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.

On January 3, 2015, David Field formally executed a modification to the professorship agreement, which now reads: 

"To honor the memory of my daughter Marion Field-McKenna, it is my wish that the name of the Mary Rogers Field Distinguished University Professorship be modified to include Marion’s name. Marion was a 2008 graduate of DePauw. Accordingly, the fund shall now be known as the Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professorship for Creative Writing."

For more information about this gift and the creation of the professorship, please click here.