Work of 24 Ventura College Students published in 8th Edition of VC Voices
Publication includes Artwork from 9 additional students

VENTURA, CA - Twenty-four students from creative writing, composition and literature classes have had their work selected for publication in the 2009 edition of the VC Voices. Of more than 100 pieces submitted for consideration, these selections were chosen for the anthology magazine after three rounds of judging by a committee of English faculty. The edition offers a wide variety of themes and genres. The publication is funded by the Associated Students of Ventura College, with assistance of the graphic design department and the on-campus Canon Business Solutions printing facility. The magazine is utilized in more than twenty classes as a teaching tool, and will be available for purchase from the Ventura College Bookstore this month. The winning students’ work was read and the students honored at a gathering in May.

Award-winning works from nine art and photography students were selected to accent the publication.

Editor Jennifer Garcia, English instructor noted that examples of descriptive narratives, argument and research essays, literary analysis and short fiction are all available in the collection. Art styles selected also cover a wide range, including watercolor, pencil drawing, mixed media, photography and ceramics.

Those students so honored are:
Camarillo: Paul McClaren (Instructor Jennifer Garcia)
Carpinteria: F. Albert Salinas (Instructor Lydia Cosentino)
Ojai: Rebecca Bury (Instructor Emily Spitler)
Emma Henriksen Garcia (Instructor Kristel Minnock)
Chelsea Moore (Instructor Amy Madsen)
Oxnard: Stephen Desrochers (Instructor Kelly Peinado)
Megan McKernan (Instructor John Millea)
Diana Mora (Instructor Chris Cryer)
Jeff Segovia (Instructor Jennifer Garcia)
Santa Paula: Marina Carrillo (Instructor Sarah Boggs)
Julie Estrada (Instructor Sarah Boggs)
Terri Ferro (Instructor Lin Rolens)
Anthony Herrera (Instructor Sarah Boggs)
Lillian Powers (Instructor Colleen Cosgrove)
Ventura: Kelsey Dexter (Instructor Kelly Peinado)
Christine Hawthorne (Instructor Deborah Ventura)
Mariah Sareen Ingram (Instructor Colleen Cosgrove)
Alba Montero (Instructor Deborah Pollack)
Stacie Neveux (Instructor Sumita Lall)
Katherine Peik (Instructor Lin Rolens)
Vanessa Powell (Instructor Kelly Peinado)
Branden Shaw (Instructor Deborah Pollack)
Jerimiah Slowik (Instructor Gwendolyn Alley)
Marie Villa (Instructor John Millea)

Oak View: Linda Marie Monier, Self-Portrait (Drawing)
Oxnard: Brad Austin, HC Crab (Painting), OJ Hansen, Clay Back (Life Drawing),
Santa Paula: Yvonne Adan, Portrait of a Man (Drawing and Composition), Cynthia Davis, Early Spring- Camp Bartlet (Landscape Painting), Kaaren Valde, Love (Silk Screen)
Ventura: Adrienne Burks, Botanist’s Window, (Painting), Mari Dailey, Isabella Looks Twice (ceramics), Margaret Donahue, Santa Ironia (Photography)