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LCC Creative Writers Win State-wide LAND Award

February 9, 2016

LANSING, MICH. - LCC creative writing students Cruz Villarreal and Emma Houle have won state-wide creative writing awards from the Liberal Arts Network Development (LAND), the consortium of Michigan's 28 community colleges.

The winners will be recognized at the LAND awards luncheon on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the LAND Conference in Grand Rapids. Their conference travel will be supported by the LCC Foundation.

Cruz Villarreal, of Lansing, has won first prize for his essay, "The Passing." He will receive a prize of $150.00. Villarreal won first and second prizes with two essays in the LCC-LAND Creative Writing Contest during the fall semester. LCC-LAND is the first stage of the state LAND contest.

Emma Houle, of Grand Ledge, has won third prize for her poem, "The Fall of Man." She will receive a prize of $50. Houle won first prize in poetry in the LCC-LAND Creative Writing Contest.

Villarreal and Houle have been invited to read their prize work during the conference on the evening of Thursday, February 11.

The LCC Foundation has awarded Villarreal and Houle travel awards in the amount of $350 to attend the three-day conference.

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Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education, and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit, and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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