Magazine Wins Third Award

December 03, 2019

Wayne Community College’s writers’ and artists’ magazine has been recognized by the Community College Humanities Association for the third consecutive year.

“Renaissance” won first place in the Magazines from Small Colleges: Southern Division of the Best Magazine Category of the organization’s annual literary magazine competition.

“Renaissance” editors Jeff Williams, Ashley Merrill, and Dean Tuck pose with the 2019 issue’s three alternate covers and the plaque presented to the publication by the Community College Humanities Association.

“Renaissance” won first place in 2017, the first year it competed, and last year it was awarded second place. It is the only winner from North Carolina in this year’s competition.

The criteria in the Best Magazine category were aesthetics, correct editing, ease of navigation, and strength of student work.

Magazines compete within their “weight” class determined by college enrollment and publication budgets. First through third places are awarded within each of five geographical regions and nationally.

“We are very proud of this publication and of the people who lead it,” said Language and Communications Department Chair Danny Rollins. “English Instructors Jeff Williams, Ashley Merrill, and Dean Tuck work diligently all year to plan, design, and edit the magazine, and Art Instructor Angie Waller contributes incredible artwork to the project.”

Too many great artwork options led to the magazine’s unique feature of three different covers that feature six works of art, explained Williams. In total, 55 pieces of art were included in the publication, as well as 29 literary works.

The 35th volume of “Renaissance,” published in April 2019, and past issues, are posted at www.waynecc.edu/renaissance/.

Printing of the magazine is partially funded by a grant from the Foundation of Wayne Community College.

The annual literary magazine competition, which highlights student work from all over the nation, is one of the highlights of the Community College Humanities Association. The competition reinforces the CCHA mission of helping to shape and strengthen students with their personal and professional growth in the humanities.

About the Community College Humanities Association
The CCHA, founded in 1979, is the only national organization of its kind for humanities faculty and administrators in two-year colleges. It is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the humanities in two-year colleges. CCHA serves as a catalyst for defining the issues which face humanities faculty and administrators today, finding solutions to problems in the field, and establishing a communications network for humanists.

About Wayne Community College
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 11,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves. More information about the college can be found at www.waynecc.edu.

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