Cloud County Community College
www.cloud.edu
Concordia campus, (800) 729-5101
Geary County campus, Junction City, (785) 238-8010


For Immediate Release
2/24/2011 9:58:03 AM
Contact: Brent Phillips 800-729-5101 ext. 244
Author: Jenny Acree

Writers Retreat winners announced

(CONCORDIA, KS) -- Winners of the Cloud County Community College Writer’s Retreat competition held February 17 at the Concordia campus were recently announced.

Students from Concordia and Riley County High Schools were in attendance. Retreat sponsors were John Chapin, Brent Phillips, Patrick Sieben, Sue Sutton, Lucas Brown, Jamie Durler, Tonya Merrill and Nancy Zenger-Beneda of the college’s English and Communications department.

The students attending participated in writing workshops highlighting their talents in radio broadcasting, song lyrics, fiction and dialogue writing. Following the workshops, winners performed their works for all retreat participants. Participants also attended a Cook Series presentation, “Fabulous Chinese Acrobats.”

The Writer’s Retreat provides an opportunity for the college to highlight their communications program to area high schools. Cloud County offers certificates and degrees in English, Speech/Theatre, Journalism and Radio Broadcasting, as well as many other vocational and academic transfer programs.

Within the communications program, Cloud students participate in theatre productions, provide play-by-play coverage of college sporting events and local news and produce The Bolt, the college magazine.

High school students who were selected as winners in their respective workshops are eligible to receive scholarships if they choose to enroll at CCCC.

Those students selected as winners include the following:
(pictured left to right)

“On the Radio”-- CCCC Instructor John Chapin, Morgan Berk, Concordia, Ashley Thoman, Concordia, CCCC Instructor Jamie Durler

“Speed Fiction” -- CCCC Instructor Lucas Brown, CCCC Instructor Tonya Merrill, Tyler Nondorf, Concordia, Alex Huff, Riley County, CCCC Instructor Brent Phillips

“Song Writing” -- Jewell Griffiths, Riley County, CCCC Instructor Patrick Sieben, Maika Graham, Riley County

“Show, Don’t Tell”--Becca Williams, Riley County, CCCC Instructor Susan Sutton, Brian Ingalsbe, Riley County
 

Students attending from Concordia High School include, front row, left to right: Ashley Thoman, Brooke Weber, Madison Menard and Michelle Treanor. Back row, left to right: Tyler Nondorf, Jermey Roughton, Briana Thompson, Morgan Berk and Martha Carlson.

photo by Jenny Acree

Students attending from Concordia High School include, front row, left to right: Ashley Thoman, Brooke Weber, Madison Menard and Michelle Treanor. Back row, left to right: Tyler Nondorf, Jermey Roughton, Briana Thompson, Morgan Berk and Martha Carlson.

Students attending from Riley County High School include, front row, left to right: Becca Williams, Calley Cales, Katelin Mosher, Alex Huff and Megan Steiner. Back row, left to right: Brian Ingalsbe, Kale Katt, Jake Henderson, Kameron Hale, Andrew Guillen, Jewel Griffiths, Maika Graham and John Bruckerhoff.

photo by Heather Doyle

Students attending from Riley County High School include, front row, left to right: Becca Williams, Calley Cales, Katelin Mosher, Alex Huff and Megan Steiner. Back row, left to right: Brian Ingalsbe, Kale Katt, Jake Henderson, Kameron Hale, Andrew Guillen, Jewel Griffiths, Maika Graham and John Bruckerhoff.

CCCC Instructor John Chapin
Morgan Berk, Concordia
Ashley Thoman, Concordia
CCCC Instructor Jamie Durler

photo by Heather Doyle

CCCC Instructor John Chapin Morgan Berk, Concordia Ashley Thoman, Concordia CCCC Instructor Jamie Durler

Becca Williams, Riley County 
CCCC Instructor Susan Sutton
Brian Ingalsbe, Riley County

photo by Heather Doyle

Becca Williams, Riley County CCCC Instructor Susan Sutton Brian Ingalsbe, Riley County

Jewell Griffiths, Riley County
CCCC Instructor Patrick Sieben 
Maika Graham, Riley County

photo by Heather Doyle

Jewell Griffiths, Riley County CCCC Instructor Patrick Sieben Maika Graham, Riley County

CCCC Instructor Lucas Brown
CCCC Instructor Tonya Merrill
Tyler Nondorf, Concordia
Alex Huff, Riley County  
CCCC Instructor Brent Phillips

photo by Heather Doyle

CCCC Instructor Lucas Brown CCCC Instructor Tonya Merrill Tyler Nondorf, Concordia Alex Huff, Riley County CCCC Instructor Brent Phillips

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