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Founding Members Award for
College Writers Recipients

2016 Founding Members Award for College Writers Recipients
John S. Wilson III

John S. Wilson III

Winner

Clynthia B. Graham photo

Clynthia Burton Graham

Honorable Mention

Joy Priest

Joy Priest

Winner

Vanity Hendricks-Robinson

Vanity Hendricks-Robinson

Honorable Mention

Latasha D. Johnson

Latasha D. Johnson

Honorable Mention

Winners & Finalists from Previous Years

2015

Winners:
Grace Jean-Pierre (Fiction)
Renia White (Poetry)

Finalists (Fiction): Sarah Dickerson, Jasmine Evans

2014

Winners:
Brittany Bennett (Fiction)
Nate Marshall (Poetry)

Finalists (Fiction): Najah Stefany Bint Abdush-Shahid Yasin, Amanda H. Davis

Finalists (Poetry): Rachel Hezekiah, Maria Fernanda Snellings

2013

Winner: Justin Campbell
Finalists: Cary Williams, Samantha Mallory

2012

Winner: Tatehona J. Kelly
Finalists: M. Shelly Conner, Lillian Ayana Gray

2011

Winner: Thai Matthews
Finalists: Leslie Ann Murray, Raven Johnson

2010

Winner: Bethsheba Mcgruder
Finalists: Nadine Pinede, Afia Atakora

2009

Winner: Dionne Irving
Finalists: Ashley Lee Williams, Richard Peacock

2008

Winner: Kelly Kennedy
Finalists: Chidi Asoluka, Antoinette Cole

2007

Winner: Joel Windsor
Finalists: Nicole Terez Dutton, W. Christopher Johnson

2006

Winner: Natalie Baszile
Finalists: Corwin Moore, Asha L. French

2005

Winner: 
Finalists:

2004

Winner: Elinathan N. Ohiomoba
Finalists: Mitchell Jackson, Rashida Merritt

2003

Winner: DaMaris Hill
Finalists: Travis Craig, Justin Haynes

2002

Winner: Shannon Gibney
Finalists: Jacinda Townsend, Tracy Price-Thompson

2001

Winner: Ravi Howard
Finalists: R. Erica Doyle, Nnedi Okorafor

2000

Winner: Tayari Jones
Finalists: Faith Adiele, Shelly Thiam

1999

Winner: Genaro Ky Ly Smith
Finalists: Phillip L Cunningham, Dokubo Melford Goodhead

1998

Winner: Brandon Khalif Walston
Finalists: Angel Y. Green, Angela Sherelle Threatt, Linnea Colette Ashley

1997

Winner: Nelly Rosario
Finalists: April Reynolds, Douglas Jones, Crystal Drake

1996

Winner: Gwendolyn Wooten Scott
Finalists: Princess J. L. Perry, Amy DuBois Barnett, Nardya Smith

1995

Winner: Monifa A. Love
Finalists: Trent Masiki, Dedra Johnson, Broc Yusef Hamlin

1994

Winner: Manuel Martinez
Finalists: David Wright, Marc Anthony Richardson, William Henry Lewis

1993

Winner: Kenyatta Dorey Graves
Finalist: Joci Llyn Dyes

1992

Winner: David Anthony Durham
Finalist: Erica Hector Vital

1991

Winner: Paul Derek Moore