A. Nicole Williams
Tuesday in the Mary Dod Brown Memorial Chapel, students were awarded by the School of Humanities for a number of contests that demonstrated their talents.
Professor Mahpiua Deas hosted this event as she kindly introduced each department chair for their distribution of the awards.
Melvin Leaman, Associate Professor of Religion announced the winners of the essay contest; Christina Limb, Department Chair and Professor of Music awarded the winners of the performing arts contests; For the foreign language poetry contest, Maribel Charle Poza, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish gave out the awards to the winning students; Finally, David Amadeo, former English professor at Lincoln awarded the winners of the Melvin B. Tolson Poet Laureate Contest.
Each student who won first place for their category performed their victorious pieces while Ms. M. Helen Meacham accompanied a few of them with the piano. Third place winner of the Poet Laureate Contest, Brandi Wardlow was pleased with the outcome.
“It was a cool experience. I worked hard on it and I’m grateful,” Wardlow said.
Vice President Dr. Kenoye Eke, Sr. closed the ceremony with a few remarks of his own.
“I want to thank you for giving the opportunity to witness students and their talents. Congratulations to all of our performers,” said Eke.
Professor Deas was also delighted by this. “The students put a lot of passion in their work,” said Deas. “It felt great to see good talents amongst a variety of students. I’m in the English department, so I don’t get to see that a lot.”