Past CEW Scholars Earn Accolades

Three CEW scholars have gone on to receive recognition for their achievements in their fields.  Shani Allison, the 2009-10 Irma Wyman Scholar has just received the 2011 Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Engineering Society of Detroit for her "outstanding contributions."  Artist Beili Liu won third prize at ArtPRIZE 2010 in Grand Rapids.  An Elsie Choy Lee Scholar in 2002, Liu has received several honors since completing her degree, including Artist of the Year (3D) from the Austin Museum of Art and Austin Visual Arts Association. Another Elsie Choy Lee Scholar, Zilka Joseph (2008-09), has continued publishing.  Her forthcoming chapbook, What Dread, was a semi-finalist in the New Women's Voices contest sponsored by Finishing Line Press.  We offer our congratulations to these scholars and welcome updates from other past CEW scholars.