FCC Creative Arts Magazine Wins First Place Award


The 2017 edition of the Frederick Community College creative arts magazine, Tuscarora Review, recently won First Place with Special Merit from the American Scholastic Press Association.

This is the publication’s fifth consecutive first place award and the second First Place with Special Merit– the highest award possible --in three years. In addition, Noelle Miner won an Outstanding Art award for her drawing "Selfie-Portrait."

The magazine features poetry, fiction, photography, paintings, drawings, and mixed media artwork created and submitted by students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

“The 37th edition of the magazine shows just how important the arts are to the College and the community it serves,” said Ramon Jones, faculty advisor for the magazine and assistant professor of English. “It truly is a team effort that displays the great talent and dedication of our diversity students, faculty, staff, and alumni.”

Jones said this year's magazine was special because it was chosen from designs created by students in an FCC digital media design course taught by Professor Lisa Sheirer.

The 2017 issue was created by:


  • Alethea Surland (editor-in-chief)
  • Kayleigh Montgomery (design and layout)

Faculty and Staff:

  • Ramon Jones (faculty advisor)
  • Cheryl Peterson (production)
  • Lisa Sheirer (production)
  • Brady Wilks (photography) 

If you are interested in getting involved with the Tuscarora Review, you can contact Ramon Jones by email.