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College’s Celebrated Student Literary Magazine Wins Major Competition


DATE: October 20, 2008

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574 - 4244



SUNY Rockland Community College’s Celebrated Student Literary Magazine Wins Major Competition


Suffern, NY - SUNY Rockland Community College's 2008 issue of the student literary magazine Impulse won third place in the Eastern Region of the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) Literary Magazine competition for 2008.


This is the eighth year Impulse has won an award. The 2008 issue was co-edited by students Sreenath Vemuri, President and Literary Editor, and Chelsea Carbone, Vice President and Literary Editor. David Pirell, adjunct faculty, Art and Design Advisor, and his staff, students Matthew Marchese and Kaitlin Del Campo ran production and design. Reamy Jansen, Professor, English, was the Impulse advisor.


Impulse is funded through student activities fees and has been publishing for more than 30 years. It has won several major awards from CCHA in writing, art, design and layout. The magazine is the work of student designers, poets, photographers, painters, and writers.


Two student clubs, Art and Impulse, are primarily associated with the production of Impulse magazine. This Fall ’08 semester, Sheela George is President of Impulse and Christina Autiero is Vice President. Reamy Jansen, Professor, English, is Impulse advisor. He was the recipient of the 2000 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching and the 2003 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creativity. A number of Jansen’s poems, personal essays, fiction and interviews have appeared in a wide variety of literary magazines. His essays were nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is a Contributing Editor to The Bloomsbury Review of Books in Denver. He is currently a guest blogger for the magazine, 32 Poems.


For more information, contact Reamy Jansen at (845) 574 - 4344.



Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality a price you can afford.

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