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Alderson Broaddus Students receive writing honors

PHILIPPI, W.Va. - Three students at Alderson Broaddus University have
received top honors in the annual writing contests sponsored by the
Alderson Broaddus literature and writing faculty and the student
editorial board of InFlux, the campus literary publication.

In the poetry contest, Rob Reaser, an English major from Moatsville,
West Virginia, received first place for his poem “Jenny’s Song.” Second
place was awarded to Allison Pugh, a senior English major from Parsons,
West Virginia, for her poem “A Day at Otter Creek.”  Lanessa Murphy, an
English major from Philippi, West Virginia, received the third place
award for her poem “My mind plays you . . . “

In the short story contest, Rob Reaser was awarded first place for his
story “Siccahee Blues” and third place for his story “The Man on Yew
Mountain.”  Lanessa Murphy received second place for her story
“Beatrice.”

Contest entries were judged this year by a panel of Alderson Broaddus
faculty judges:  Mr. Tom Berlin, Associate Professor of Environmental
Science; Mr. Bill Klaus, Interim Assistant Professor of History; and Dr.
Jim Stinespring, Assistant Professor of Religion.

The winning poems and short stories, along with other works by
Alderson Broaddus University students, faculty, and alumni, will appear in
InFlux 2012.

 For information about receiving this publication, or about the creative
writing program at Alderson Broaddus University, contact Professor Carol
Del Col, faculty adviser for InFlux and chair of the Division of
Humanities, at 304 457-6301 or delcolcs@ab.edu.