Fund ID:
5788PVRoma-Deeley

Fund Category:
Paradise Valley Community College

Fund Type:
Student Support

Fund Notes:

Paradise Valley Community College recognizes the contribution of Dr. Lois Roma-Deeley, founding director of the PVCC Creative Writing Program. During her decades-long tenure at PVCC, Dr. Roma-Deeley distinguished herself as a writer, teacher and program head by creating, coordinating, implementing creative writing courses, workshops, student literary contents and a student literary journal. Because of her efforts, the creative writing program enjoys a national reputation and her students have distinguished themselves as writers on a national level. Dr. Roma-Deeley created an environment wherein student-writers at all levels of experience found encouragement, instruction, events and opportunities to write and publish their own work. Under her direction, the creative writing program views student-writers as valued contributing members of PVCC's vibrant campus culture. The Creative Writing program she founded is devoted to creating a campus culture which enriches interdisciplinary dialogue and perspectives. Purpose of the Award: To assist students currently enrolled at PVCC in areas related to their development as creative writers. This fund will provide program and scholarship support: a) Tuition and fees toward Creative Writing classes at PVCC. Consideration will be given to qualified applicants and projects such as: - attends PVCC and enrolled in Creative Writing classes and/or creative writing certificate program with PVCC as their "home institution" b) Support for student expenses related to participation in creative writing conferences c) Creative Writing program support for guest lecturers, speakers, workshops or other activities that enhance and enrich the PVCC Creative Writing program. Awardees may not be a faculty member of any college or university. Disbursements will be for awards/expenditures as determined by the head faculty of the PVCC Creative Writing program and/or the Fine and Performing Arts Division Chair and/or College President.

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