“Illuminations,” the literary magazine
produced by Southeast Community College, won first place among small colleges
from the Central Division of the Community College Humanities Association’s
2015 Literary Magazine Competition.
is the fourth time the publication has won a prestigious award from this
organization. It placed first in 2014 and 2011 and was third in 2010.
A. Fangman, English instructor and editor of “Illuminations,” said the award was
evidence of the creativity at SCC.
I edit the upcoming volume 17, I realize again how beautifully ‘Illuminations’ ignores the boundaries
of programs, campuses and roles,” Fangman said. “This publication belongs to
SCC as a whole, and that’s saying a great deal. No matter which program or
campus you identify with, whether you’re a student, faculty, or staff member,
you can create and share your work in a beautifully designed book that wins
national awards. This book demonstrates that quality creative work doesn’t
belong exclusively to the domain of the four-year college or university.
There’s rampant creativity at SCC, and I’m honored to highlight some of it in ‘Illuminations’.”
On top of the overall award, Samuel Huff, a student
in the Academic Transfer program, placed first in the Song category and first
in the Performance category with his “jazz-inspired original composition” “Snowflakes
Best Magazine category is judged holistically on the criteria of aesthetics,
correct editing, ease of navigation, and strength of student work. Magazines
compete within their “weight” class (determined by the enrollment and magazine
funding levels of the participating colleges).