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Brookhaven, North Lake Students Write Way Into Contest

Student Accomplishments & Opportunities

Each year, only 10 students are selected nationwide to participate in the Young Spurs writing contest. The contest is part of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. Selections are based on a biographical piece written by each student.

Three students from the colleges of DCCCD were selected this year:
  • Nick Bostick and Erin Alexis Goldman of Brookhaven College. Bostick wrote a piece about a Colorado newspaper man, Dean Coombs, who still uses a Linotype press to produce his weekly paper. Goldman’s work was about singer Rhett Miller and the Old 97’s. 
  • Sabrina Corsiga of North Lake College. Corsiga’s essay focuses on her struggle with identity and race and how she is inspired by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o.  

Two Begin Duties as Richland Student Government Officers

Congratulations to Quynh Pham, who begins her term as the 2014-2015 Richland College Student Government Association president, and Nariman Al-Matari, SGA vice president. Pham, a biochemistry major, plans to transfer to the University of Texas at Dallas to study to become a physician and medical researcher. Al-Matari is a biology major who intends to study for a career as a physician’s assistant and, ultimately, as a physician.

North Lake College Student Writes Column for Dallas Morning News

Grant V. Ziegler was recently selected as a Voices columnist by The Dallas Morning News.  Voices columnists include community activists, educators and students selected to contribute regular columns on a variety of topics. The columns appear in the newspaper and online every Saturday. Ziegler is student editor of the News-Register, North Lake College’s student newspaper.