Creative Writing Award For Mercy Students

On January 24, 2013, Valerie Lewis, one of our adjuncts in the English Program  who had taught creative writing courses for several years, died unexpectedly at the age of 35. Her family has requested that in her memory, donations be sent to Mercy College to  establish  a fund  that would provide for an annual award to be called the Valerie Lewis Memorial Award for Excellence in Creative Writing.  It will be given to an outstanding student in one of the creative writing courses offered each year.
               We are therefore asking that each of you teaching creative writing this spring to nominate a work,  prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction,  you find to be exceptional along with the name of a  candidate  for this award  to Dr. Richard Brad Medoff ([email protected]). The entry should be sent by April 1st.  The writing can be from an in class assignment or may be written just for the occasion of this award.  The winner will be chosen by a panel of three instructors in the English Program.
               This award will be given for the first time at Baccalaureate this May.  We thank you for your support.