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“Prairie Voices” takes home another award

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Nov 17, 2021

“Prairie Voices,” College of Lake County (CLC)’s literary arts magazine, won second place in the 2021 Community College Humanities Association Annual Literary Magazine Contest for the central division. The magazine also won second place in 2019 and first place in 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2014.

Prairie Voices 2021 cover artIn addition, Za'Tozia Duffie from Antioch won recognition for her poem "Letter to America."

“It is a particular honor to win the second-place award two years in a row, and several first places,” said “Prairie Voices” editor and professor of English and humanities Dr. Nicholas Schevera. “For many students, this is their first time being published, and their faculty mentors are extremely excited for them.”

This publication is a joint effort by many people, including the 16 writers and 40 artists who contributed poetry, prose and artwork; the faculty; the staff in Public Relations and Marketing; and Bob Lossmann, art editor.

CLC students interested in being published in next year’s edition should submit writing to Schevera and artwork to Lossmann by Dec. 3. For more information, contact Schevera at or 847-543-2959.

Copies of “Prairie Voices” are available in the Communication/Arts Division Office in room B213 at the Grayslake Campus.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.