Ferris State University Communications Officer Marc Sheehan’s talents as a creative writer helped him win the 2012 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Writing Contest, sponsored by the public radio program “Selected Shorts.”
Sheehan had his story, “Objets du Desir,” picked as the winner by guest judge Maile Meloy, out of approximately 400 entries. The story will be read by an actor on the closing night of Selected Shorts on stage at Symphony Space in New York on June 6.
Sheehan serves as communications officer for the office of Ferris President David Eisler. His duties include writing articles, internal and external communications, and various reports and documents. He also serves as editor of the university’s Ferris Magazine. Sheehan joined the University Advancement and Marketing division in 2001 and transferred to the President’s Office in 2007.
In addition to his professional duties, Sheehan is the author of two collections of poetry, Greatest Hits, 1998; and Vengeful Hymns, 2009.
Sheehan earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Western Michigan University in
1976, a master’s degree in English from Central Michigan University in 1979, and a
M.F.A. from the University of Michigan in 1986.