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A-B students receive college writing honors

March 1, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Three students at Alderson-Broaddus College 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, received first place for his poem "Jenny's Song." Second place was awarded to Allison Pugh, a senior English major from Parsons, for her poem "A Day at Otter Creek." Lanessa Murphy, an English major from Philippi, received the third place award for her poem "My mind plays you."

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

Contest entries were judged this year by a panel of Alderson-Broaddus faculty judges: Tom Berlin, associate professor of environmental science; Bill Klaus, interim assistant professor of history; and Jim Stinespring, assistant professor of religion.

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

For information about receiving this publication, or about the creative writing program at Alderson-Broaddus College, anyone interested can contact Professor Carol Del Col, faculty adviser for "InFlux" and chair of the Division of Humanities, at 304 457-6301 or



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