In recognition of Alexandra’s passion for creative writing, the Rowan Foundation has partnered with major academic institutions to support the similar aspirations of other young students.
Presently, we are partnered with the English Department and Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston. However, one of the first partnerships forged by the Foundation following her passing was with the University of Pittsburgh English Department.
Alex graduated from the University of Pittsburg in 2013, just months prior to experiencing a deadly blood clot. The Foundation’s work with the University of Pittsburgh was a great launching pad for our efforts to support internships and the creative writing festival there. We are proud of the early results stemming from our previous six-year relationship with the University of Pittsburgh, including 62 internships, 18 creative writing prizes, and six guest authors hosted during the school’s annual writing festivals.