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Illuminations celebrates 20 years


For the past 20 years, students, staff and faculty at Southeast Community College have been expressing themselves through poetry, short stories, art, and photography in the annual Illuminations publication. A special 20-year Celebration and Reading will be held on Monday, April 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the Café Commons area at the Lincoln Campus.

"Illuminations celebrates diversity and artistic excellence at SCC, and it's been exciting to see the evolution of the publication over the years,” said Kimberly Vonnahme, Illuminations editor. “Our 20th anniversary edition is a celebration of our creativity and unity as a college. I'm so honored to be a part of it."  

Illuminations began with an idea from a few English faculty members and students who came up with a 57-page magazine published in black and white. It has grown into a full-color, 200-page glossy publication that offers prizes to six outstanding student contributors. Students, staff and faculty from all SCC campuses are eligible to submit their work.

“From the very beginning, Illuminations has inspired college-wide appeal and participation,” said Dr. Jeanine Jewell, English co-chair. “The publication and the student contributors have been repeat award-winners by the Community College Humanities Association. Illuminations ties all SCC campus communities together through creative expression.”

The 20th Anniversary Celebration and Reading is free to the public. There also will be live music. For more on the Illuminations publication, log on at https://www.southeast.edu/literarymagazine/


For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist