ADA, OK (06/26/2019)-- Devin Gaither, right of Konawa, was the recipient of the J.H. and Joyce Criswell Memorial Scholarship at East Central University's Department of English and Languages Banquet held this past spring. Pictured with Gaither is Dr. Sarah Peters, associate professor and chair of the Department of English and Languages. In recognition of the wishes of its founders and with support of the Ada Arts and Humanities Council, the Criswell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to ECU students who are majoring in English and have demonstrated excellence in creative writing and show promise for future endeavors. The Criswell family were longtime resident of Ada and established this scholarship as part of their estate planning.