2017 Creative Writing Awards

2017 Honored Students

Congratulations and thanks to our students, alumni, sponsors, judges and the Creative Writing Committee for your help in making our event successful and enjoyable.

Chimene Diomi ‘17
Chimene holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology with a concentration in Pre-Law from University of Maryland Eastern Shore. During her undergraduate years, she spent time working with Wicomico county health department as a youth mentor for adolescent girls suffering from sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy. After graduating in 2007, she interned for Black Women United For Action (BWUFA), assisting refugee women affected by domestic violence, rape, and trauma. This work inspired her to found “Phenomenal Women”, a non-profit organization that advocates for gender equality and empowers women to take on leadership roles in their communities. She is currently providing community mental healthcare at Liberty Safe Haven, hoping to work with the under-serviced population in the future. She will graduate as a Psychiatric-Mental Health nurse practitioner in May 2017.

Read the full text of her essay here.

Jessica Kelly-Hauser ‘18

Elizabeth Renker ‘19