All-College Writing Contest


All-College Writing Contest Winner

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Darlene Tennerstedt: It has taken me a little longer than most to become a senior: after I finished my freshman year at Lake Forest College, I married, settled in Wilmette, Illinois, raised my family, and waited three decades to resume work on my degree. I spent nine years at Northwestern University Press, four of them as Production Manager, and have been a long-time volunteer and staff person at the Chicago Botanic Garden. My favorite pastimes are cross-country skiing, back-packing in the Wyoming mountains, and competitive sailing with my husband of thirty-four years.



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