April 06, 2010

ALLIANCE, Ohio - Mount Union students Monique Friend, a senior from Akron, and Jennifer Rose, a junior from Ravenna, received Certificates of Honorable Mention at the Tenth Annual Student Literary Competition of the East Central Colleges (ECC).

This year's competition received a total of 174 entries from all nine ECC campuses, which include Bethany College, Heidelberg College, Hiram College, Marietta College, Mount Union College, Muskingum College, Otterbein College, West Virginia Wesleyan College and Westminster College. Entries were judged anonymously by an ECC faculty team.

Winning the award for her story "Her Decision," Friend is a mass media major and English minor at Mount Union. She is an active member of the Black Student Union, a program host for WRMU 91.1 FM, Mount Union's student-run radio station, and a columnist for The Dynamo, the College's student newspaper. Friend also has earned first-place honors for her fiction writing in the Calliope literary magazine contest.

Rose won the award for her poem "The Confessional." Rose is a writing major at Mount Union. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta honorary and has earned Dean's List honors.
Both Friend and Rose will be published in the 2001 ECC Literary Anthology.

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