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October 26, 2006
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2921
 

"PHOENIX" RISES TO AWARD-WINNING HEIGHTS

PHOENIX, the student art and literary magazine of Clark College,
has been honored in the national Community College Humanities Association's Literary Magazine Competition.

Cover of 2006 "Phoenix"VANCOUVER, Wash. – PHOENIX, the student art and literary magazine of Clark College, has been honored in the national Community College Humanities Association's Literary Magazine Competition.  The 2006 PHOENIX won second place in the Pacific-Western Division. The Community College Humanities Association is the only national organization that exclusively serves to strengthen the humanities in the nation's community colleges.

Dr. Rita Carey, Professor of English, is the Literary Advisor to the Phoenix staff.  Dr. Carey noted, “The 2006 PHOENIX Staff worked so carefully and so diligently to produce a beautiful literary and art magazine representing work completed solely by the students of Clark College.  In the 2006 PHOENIX, once again, our students display their distinctive and unique creative talents, and we are incredibly proud of them.”

Kathrena Halsinger, Professor of Art at Clark College, is the Art Advisor to the PHOENIX staff.  Halsinger observed, "It is so gratifying to receive recognition from CCHA after all the hard work that I know went into this project. The students really put their heart and souls into the creation of the original works of art and literature and I think the staff did a very professional job of showcasing the talent here at Clark. It takes the whole Clark community to support this program and I'd personally like to thank all of those on campus from the instructors who encourage their students, to the many administrative staff that help in our efforts to put it together."

Carey and Halsinger praised the work done by the PHOENIX staff, including business manager Daniel Borgen, graphics assistant Anne Carpenter, literary editor Shane Cone, photographer editor Mary Hammond and graphics editor Kindra Kepler. 

PHOENIX has earned awards from the Washington Community and Technical Colleges Humanities Association and the American Scholastic Press Association, where the magazine also won first place honors in 2001.  In 2004, it received top honors in the 2004 Scholastic Yearbook and Magazine Awards, presented by the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA).  Competing with colleges and universities across the country, PHOENIX was awarded first place with special merit for colleges and universities with enrollment of more than 2501 students. 

PHOENIX is funded by the Associated Students at Clark College (ASCC) to encourage the creative efforts of Clark College students.  Flat art work, photographs of three-dimensional work, poetry, and prose are all considered for publication.  

Information about the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) is available at http://www.ccha-assoc.org.

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