Sunday 19 Jan 2020


WCC Magazine Wins Third Award

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” 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.

Editors for “Renaissance,” Wayne Community College’s writers’ and artists’ magazine, pose with the 2019 issue’s three alternate covers and the plaque presented to the publication by the Community College Humanities Association. The editors are (left to right) English Instructors Jeff Williams, Ashley Merrill, and Dean Tuck. “Renaissance” won first place in Magazines from Small Colleges: Southern Division of the Best Magazine Category of the organization’s annual literary magazine competition, the third year in a row it has earned accolades in the competition.

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