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Bennington Faculty and Alumni Score Big with Guggenheim Fellowships

The Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced that five members of Bennington's community have been honored with this year's 2008 Guggenheim Fellowships for their "distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment." Guggenheim Fellowships, one of the nation's most prestigious honors, were given to current MFA in Writing faculty member Michael Paul Burkard; acclaimed poet Reginald Shepherd '88; innovative choreographer Myrna Packer '74; New Yorker magazine editor and translator Ann Goldstein '71; and professor of organism biology and ecology at the University of Massachusetts, Laurie R. Godfrey '67.