Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Netwest Member Janice Moore Honored


YHC Senior-Most Faculty Member Janice Moore Receives Special Honor  

Young Harris College's senior-most faculty member Associate Professor of English Janice Moore recently received a unique gift to commemorate her 50 years of dedicated service to the College. During a special ceremony in November 2012, YHC faculty unveiled a reserved parking spot in the Goolsby Center parking lot that names her "YHC Poet Laureate." 


Moore teaches creative writing and poetry at YHC, and her special areas of interest include contemporary poetry and Southern literature. In addition to her teaching duties, she was chair of the YHC Humanities Division for eight years and served 12 years as poetry editor for the Georgia Journal. Moore claimed first prize in the 2009 Press 53 Open Awards and was awarded first place in the Georgia Poetry Society's annual competition in 2011. Her work has appeared in more than 60 esteemed journals, anthologies and textbooks, including The Georgia Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Contemporary Appalachia, Contemporary Georgia Poets, Women Writing in Appalachia and the Southern Poetry Review.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

How very nice. Congratulations. Deanna

Robert S. King said...

Congratulations, Janice! That's one of many more awards you deserve.

Anonymous said...

Yay Janice! This is a fitting honor.
Karen Paul Holmes

Anonymous said...

Wow, Janice! I could not be happier that uou have been honored in this way. You have inspired so many to challenge themselves to forge ahead with their writing. Besides that, you are a just a wonderful person and friend. Carole Thompson

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Congratulations, Janice! I'm proud of you and you deserve the honor after giving these years to the students and faculty at YHC.

Karen said...

Congratulations.