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Writing Awards

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2015-2016 MCC Writing Awards

English Writing Award Reipients



Beverly Blevins Developmental Writing Award

Beverly Blevins taught developmental writing at MCC and was a dedicated teacher who was very committed to her students. Her life and career at MCC were cut short by cancer, and this award is given in her memory.

Personal Essay

(First) Ann Murphy
(Second) Artwan Campbell

Reader-Response Essay

(First) Allisha Tobias
(Second) Ellie Warner
(Third—tie) Victoria Marshall and Scott Seeback

Anna Bradley Writing Award

Anna Bradley enjoyed a long, successful career at MCC and retired as one of the most respected faculty members ever to teach at the college. This award is presented in her honor.


(First) Christina McCollum
(Second) Sarah Johnson
(Third—tie) Ty’Teana Thomas and Adam McArthur

Research/Critical Essay

(First) Brandon Zender
(Second) Cassaundra Wallington

Sharon Naughton Poetry Award

Sharon Naughton taught at MCC for more than 30 years, was coordinator of Developmental English, and was a superb, well-loved teacher. She retired in December 1998, and this award is given in recognition of her huge contribution to the college and her students.

(First—tie) Brian Selkirk and Jordan Morrow

Bommarito Family Outstanding Student Award

The winner of this award has exhibited such strengths as positive spirit and attitude, strong work ethic, helpfulness to others, creative facility of self-expression and writing skill, contributions to an outstanding classroom environment, and ability to more than meet life’s challenges. These qualities were exemplified in beloved MCC teacher, poet, and artist, Joseph Bommarito , in whose name this honor is awarded.

Bommarito Family Outstanding Student Award

Michael Morris

June 1, 2016
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