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STLCC Students Receive Awards in Literary Competition

June 13, 2011

Two St. Louis Community College students were among the award winners in the League for Innovation in the Community College’s annual Student Literary Competition, hosted by the San Diego Community College District.

Terrence D. Dixon, who attends STLCC-Florissant Valley, earned a second-place award for his poem, “Stolen Moment.” Steven Julmus, who attends the college’s Meramec campus, received a third-place award for his essay, “Child Restavek: Their Souls Cry Out.”

The first-place awards were presented to Lindsey Walker, North Seattle Community College, for her essay, “Chaos Theory”; Rose Fields, Maricopa Community College District-Paradise Valley Community College, for her poem, “A Day’s Work”; Pam Howe, Monroe Community College, for her short story, “A Jar Fulla Butterflies”; and Robin Devereaux-Nelson, Delta College, for her one-act play, “Chocolate.”

The competition included more than 60 literary works from league board colleges. The jurors were Luis Rodriguez (Essay), Marilyn Chin (Poetry), Barbara Quick (Short Story) and Carlenne Lacosta (One-Act Play). Each of the judges has published works and won awards for their literary pieces.

The League for Innovation in the Community College, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit educational group of more than 800 institutions from 11 different countries and is the only major international organization specifically committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation and institutional transformation. St. Louis Community College is a founding member of the league and is one of 19 institutions whose CEOs comprise the League Board of Directors. The league sponsors annual student competitions for literary works, art and technology innovation.