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Miami Dade College Student Literary Magazines Shine Once Again

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Miami, December 10, 2009 - At Miami Dade College (MDC), personal expression is an essential component of a well-rounded education. To this end, the college’s student literary magazines continue providing platforms for students to discover their communities and connect with others. This year, the magazines once again won several awards, including nearly ten first places, at the Florida Community College Press Association’s (FCCPA) annual convention and awards ceremony held in Ocala, Fla.

MDC’s five student literary magazines – Axis (North), Café Cultura (Hialeah), Metromorphosis (Wolfson), Miambiance (Kendall), and Urbana (InterAmerican) – are based at different campuses throughout the county, shaping each publication’s unique style. 

This year, Miambiance also won a prestigious Pacemaker Award from the national Associated Collegiate Press.  The Pacemaker is one of the highest honors in collegiate media contests. In addition, The Community College Humanities Association awarded Café Cultura two national Judges' Merit Awards in Art and Non-Fiction categories.  

2009 FCCPA award recipients: 

Poem

Division A

Third Place: Jessica Gueits, Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College – Hialeah Campus

Division B

Second Place (Tie): Shane Johnson, Metromorphosis, Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

Third Place (Tie): Brent Lightbourne, Miambiance, Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus

Poetry

Division B

First Place: Nicholas Anderson, Jennifer Moliner, Rachel Ostler, Miambiance, Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus

Third Place (Tie): Lucie Espinoza, Shane Johnson, Pam Lloyd, Metromorphosis, Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

Fiction

Division B

First Place: Alexander Cherin, AXIS, Miami Dade College – North Campus

Third Place: Andrea Temkin, Miambiance, Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus

Non-Fiction

Division A

Second Place: Nelson V. Walters, Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College – Hialeah Campus

Division B

Third Place: Nicholas Cuccaro, Miambiance, Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus

Art

Division A

Third Place (Tie): John Muñiz, Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College – Hialeah Campus

Division B

First Place: Mario Martinez, AXIS, Miami Dade College – North Campus

Art Works

Division B

Third Place: Mario Martinez, AXIS, Miami Dade College – North Campus

Illustration w/ Text

Division A

Third Place (Tie): Camila Alvarez, Urbana, Miami Dade College – InterAmerican Campus

Division B

Second Place: Niuvis Martin, Metromorphosis, Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

Illustrations w/ Text

Division B

Second Place: Niuvis Martin, Metromorphosis, Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

Photography

Division A

Third Place: Natalie Edgar, Urbana, Miami Dade College – InterAmerican Campus

Division B

Third Place: Niuvis Martin, Metromorphosis, Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

Design

Division B

First Place: Jessica Valdes, Miambiance, Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus

Cover

Division A

Third Place: Michelle Orchid Rodriguez, John Muñiz, Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College – Hialeah Campus

Division B

Third Place: Jessica Valdes, Kyle Zimmerman, Miambiance, Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus

Editing. . .Page 69

Division A

Third Place: Camila Alvarez, Urbana, Miami Dade College – InterAmerican Campus

Division B

First Place: Nicole Fernandez, Miambiance, Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus

Contents Page

Division A

First Place: Maidelys Vazquez, John Muñiz, Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College – Hialeah Campus

Second Place: Camila Alvarez, Urbana, Miami Dade College – InterAmerican Campus

Division B

Second Place: Maria Elizabeth Arteaga, AXIS, Miami Dade College – North Campus

Staff Page

Division A

Third Place: Maidelys Vazquez, John Muñiz, Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College – Hialeah Campus

Division B

First Place: Jessica Valdes, Miambiance, Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus

Second Place: Staff, Metromorphosis, Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

Third Place: Maria Elizabeth Arteaga, AXIS, Miami Dade College – North Campus

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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