SCC’s Illuminations wins top award

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The 20th edition of Southeast Community College’s Illuminations publication has won First Place for Literary Magazine in the small magazines category from the Community College Humanities Association.

“I’m so proud of this 20th anniversary edition and all of its contributors and editorial team members,” said Kim Vonnahme, Illuminations editor.

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.

There are many fine literary magazines out there, but Illuminations features two factors that are unusual for a college-level publication,” said Vonnahme. “First, we're inclusive, inviting submissions from anyone associated with the SCC community. There aren't many activities that invite all campuses, all types of students, and all faculty, staff, and administrative personnel to participate.”

Secondly, she added that the publication is free, and there are no ads to pay for it.

“We’ve been fortunate to have a supportive administration that recognizes the value of an arts publication for the college,” she added.

Vonnahme is stepping down as Illuminations editor. English instructor Tammy Zimmer will take over as editor.

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu