January 10, 2008
CLARK COLLEGE PHOENIX RISES AGAIN
For the third time in four years, Phoenix, the student art and literary magazine of Clark College, has received first place with special merit honors from the American Scholastic Press Association
VANCOUVER, Wash. – For the third time in four years, Phoenix, the student art and literary magazine of Clark College, has received a national award for excellence.
The 2007 Phoenix received a first place with special merit award in the annual magazine competition of the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA). In their message to the college, the ASPA wrote, “Your magazine shows the efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, artists, photographers, layout designers, staff members and advisors. ASPA congratulates all on your first place with special merit award!”
Dr. Rita Carey, Professor of English, is the Literary Advisor to the Phoenix staff. Dr. Carey noted, “Our category includes community colleges across the nation with enrollments of more than 2500 students. We were one of just eight colleges nationwide that earned ‘First Place with Special Merit’ honors. It's a very prestigious award, because so many colleges enter the competition.”
Dr. Carey noted that this is the third time in four years that the Phoenix has received this honor. The 2004 and 2006 editions of Phoenix also received first place with special merit honors in the ASPA competition.
In addition, the 2006 Phoenix earned second place honors in the Pacific-Western Division of the national Community College Humanities Association's Literary Magazine Competition. The Community College Humanities Association is the only national organization that exclusively serves to strengthen the humanities in the nation's community colleges.
Dr. Carey added, “The new Phoenix staff is really excited about the award for last year's Phoenix. We're working hard to ensure that the 2008 edition of Phoenix matches the quality of last year's edition.”
All Clark students are eligible to submit work for the Phoenix. The deadline for submissions for the 2008 Phoenix is January 15.
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.