Greensboro College Literary Magazine Wins Top Prize in National Competition ... Again

"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The 2015 edition of Greensboro College's student-run literary magazine, The Lyre, has won first place nationally in its enrollment division from the American Scholastic Press Association for the third time in four years.

"Your magazine shows the superior efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, artists, photographers, layout/graphics designers, and staff members and advisor," the judges wrote.

The magazine took first place in the category of colleges with enrollments between 1,001 and 1,700. It also won first place in the same category in 2012 and 2013.

The magazine's editorial board included:

  • Heather Alfano, a senior English major and humanities minor from Elon.
  • Catherine Slusar Buck, a 2015 graduate in history from Greensboro.
  • Richard D. Cameron III, a senior English major from Jamestown.
  • Kady Evans, a senior psychology major from Glenolden, Pa.
  • Jessica Quah, a 2015 graduate in music and English from Penang, Malaysia.
  • Ethan Smith, a senior English and Communication Studies major from Greensboro.

The magazine's adviser is L. Wayne Johns, associate professor of English. For more information about the college's literary magazine and newspaper, which Johns also advises, contact him at 336-272-7102, ext. 5415, or email

Johns holds a bachelor's degree from St. Andrew's Presbyterian College, an M.F.A. from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. He joined the faculty in 2007.

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

- A Press Release

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