Parkland College Featured Alum: Michael Damian Thomas
Michael Damian Thomas attended Parkland College from 1995-1998, and in his words, "It changed my life." A big part of Michael's alumni story includes composition instructor, Sally Foster Wallace. Professor Wallace encouraged Michael as a writer, and today he is editor-in-chief and publisher, with his wife Lynne M. Thomas, of Uncanny Magazine.
Michael has received five prestigious Hugo Awards for his editorial work, and has worked with authors such as Neil Gaiman, N.K. Jemisin, and Carmen Maria Machado.
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Parkland College Visits Alumni in the DC Area
Parkland Alumni in DC at the Rayburn House Office Building, February 13, 2018
The Parkland College Foundation, along with the Parkland College Trustees and Administrators hosted an event for local DC alumni while visiting the area for a conference. Great success stories and great discussion were held with both alumni and legislators on the importance of Parkland for District 505.
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