Shannon recognized by MCTC for MN Book Award

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A new post on Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s website reads:

“May is a time of celebration at MCTC, not just for the 1,795 graduates of the College, but for the staff and faculty who work hard throughout the year to ensure MCTC offers a stellar student experience. Dozens of employees were recently recognized at a College event for their years of service to MCTC ranging from five, ten, fifteen, twenty through 45 years of dedication. As years of service were recognized, 18 retirees were singled out to receive additional gratitude and praise as they move on to new things. It was also a time of celebration for 10 faculty and staff who were recently recognized for their outstanding service or accomplishments. It seems only fit to share news of their awards with our community whom they are proud to serve.

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“English Instructor Shannon Gibney won a prestigious Minnesota Book Award in the category of Young People’s Literature for her powerful coming-of-age novel about a 16-year-old, bi-racial girl adopted by a white family. The Minnesota Book Awards are presented by Friends of the St. Paul Public Library to writers, illustrators and book artists who demonstrate tremendous literary talent. Shannon’s novel, See No Color, has received praise from literary critics, including being described as “an exceptionally accomplished debut.” A Star Tribune book review stated, “Gibney hits this one out of the park.”

Read the full post here.

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