Nassau Community College’s Creative Writing Club Wins Top Awards from Community College Humanities Association

December 7, Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College’s Creative Writing Club won several awards from the national Community College Humanities Association, including Best Overall Magazine (Third Place), for their 2022 edition of the student-produced Luna Literary Journal.

The following NCC students received recognition and honors:

  • Christian Bullock (Amityville) was awarded First Place in the short story division
  • Alexandra Scheck (West Hempstead) was awarded Second Place in the ​artwork/photography division
  • Tyler Lynch (Lindenhurst) was awarded Second Place in the ​screenplay division
  • Paula Munoz (Long Beach) was awarded Third Place in the screenplay division

“The Creative Writing Club and the editorial team couldn't be more delighted to have received these awards. We poured a lot of time, effort, and passion into creating what, for many of us, was our first publications," said Nassau student Michael Mazzola, Vice President of the NCC Creative Writing Club.

"It is a privilege to work alongside the dedicated and talented Creative Writing students at Nassau Community College. Their writing is original, engaging, and represents diverse perspectives on contemporary American life," said Dr. Gina Sipley.

“It is a huge honor to be the president of the Creative Writing Club. I get to work with so many amazing people I can call my friends. Their writing is fantastic, inspiring and original.  It shows what our future writers are capable of," said NCC student Santino Curatolo, President of the Creative Writing Club.

The Luna Literary Journal celebrates its 25th year showcasing the poetry, short stories, screenplays, photography, and manga of NCC students. The editorial team includes NCC students Santino Curatolo, Michael Mazzola, Erin St. Angelo, Kit Morris, Robert Garcia, Joseph Formicelli, and Saleena Ali, as well as 20 other student members under the advisement of Professor Joe Pilaro, Professor Mary Lannon, and Professor Gina Sipley of the English Department.    

Media Contact:  Lindsey Angioletti | C:  (516) 320-0695

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, provides a comprehensive public college experience designed to prepare students to start, and continue, their successful journeys through higher education. Serving 14,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students, NCC awards 67 associate degrees and 25 certificates. Through on-campus and online offerings, the college educates local and international students, and boasts 168,000 alumni. Situated on 225 acres in Garden City, Long Island, the college grounds reside in historic Nassau County, one of the most desirable locations to live in the United States and an epicenter for business and careers. Since 1959, NCC has earned a nationwide reputation for academic excellence and ease of transferability to four-year schools. 

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