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2016 July 20 - 04:27 pm

CCWeek and NISOD announce Wright Essay Contest Winners

Community College Week and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) have announced the winners of the annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest.

Named in honor of Scott Wright, recipient of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Higher Education Journalism, and whose reporting focused national attention on developmental education, the contest asked student authors to name a faculty member, staff member or administrator who encouraged him or her to complete a course, finish a semester, or graduate from college, and describe how that encouragement helped him or her reach that goal.

Three winners were selected from among more than 200 entries. The three winning student authors and three employees featured in the winning essays each received a $1,000 check and were recognized during NISOD’s annual conference in Austin, Texas.

The winning student authors are: Paloma Marinelarena, El Paso Community College (Texas); Eduard Prieto Caballero, Mountain View College (Texas); and Cheryl Carroll, New Mexico State University- Alamogordo (N.M.)

The employees featured in the winning essays are: Carlos Mejia, academic advisor, El Paso Community College; Juan Sandoval, coordinator, STEM Program Services, Mountain View College; and Frank Webb, associate professor, philosophy, New Mexico State University-Alamogordo.

The winnings student essays are on this page the next.

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