Dr. Carol Tyx granted emeritus status after 19 years of service

Carol Tyx

Dr. Carol Tyx, professor of English, was awarded professor emeritus status at the Mount Mercy University 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 19 after being a member of the English faculty for 19 years.

Tyx, along with a colleague in the English Department, was instrumental in the creation of the MMU Prison Book Club, a service-learning project in which Mount Mercy students lead book discussions with inmates at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Tyx served as coordinator of the Partnership Program, a first-year experience for freshman students.

Tyx was the winner of the inaugural Willow Run Poetry Book Award in December 2018.  She achieved this recognition for her manuscript Remaking Achilles: Slicing into Angola’s History. Tyx has also published two other collections of poetry: The Fifty Poems and Rising to the Rim. Rising to the Rim was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, as was a poem she published in 2018. Her poems and essays have appeared in several journals such as Minerva Rising, Hunger Mountain, and Big Muddy.

Off campus, Tyx has served on her church council and has tutored at the Catherine McAuley Center. She was also a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams in Colombia and Palestine, and helped build a Habitat for Humanity house in Nicaragua.

Tyx’s future plans include serving as artist-in-residence at Prairiewoods for the next two years and spending time with her three grandchildren.

Congratulations, Carol!

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