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Prestigious award given to the Meadow’s 2011 issue by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Truckee Meadows Community College’s (TMCC) distinguished literary and art journal, the Meadow, recently received the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s gold circle award for excellence for its 2011 issue. The gold circle awards recognize exceptional work created by student journalists working with media that is published in schools or colleges throughout the United States and overseas. Awards will be presented in New York City at the Association’s annual convention held each March.
“Receiving this award is quite an honor and illustrates the immense amount of talent that our students possess,” said Dr. Maria Sheehan, president of TMCC. “Each year I am amazed with the creativity and imagination behind each work of art. The incredible caliber of students that we have at TMCC is evident through the constant recognition they receive on behalf of the college.”
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association began the gold circle awards in 1984 to serve student journalists and set the standard for expectation and success. The competition to acquire the award can be seen in previous years; more than 13,000 entries were submitted and only 1,000 awards were given.
The Meadow is published each spring and accepts poetry, fiction, artwork, graphic design work and other literary and artistic pieces. The publication welcomes a variety of work from beginning and experienced writers and artists making it a diverse collection of talent. Students that are passionate about literary arts, graphic design and creative writing are encouraged to participate on the editorial board for class credit. By enrolling in ‘ENG 299 Literary Journal’ students will become members of the board and learn about the operation, editing, production and printing of a literary journal. For more information or to participate on the editorial board, visit http://www.tmcc.edu/meadow/.
Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive community college located in Reno, Nevada, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. With five college sites and more than 20 community locations, TMCC serves over 20,000 students each year in state-supported programs and another 12,000 students in non-credit workforce development classes. For more information, please go to www.tmcc.edu.
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