English alum Amanda Lewan to receive award

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Wayne State University alum Amanda Lewan will be the recipient of the Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award this October. Detroit Young Professionals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of the next generation of Metro-Detroit leaders.

The creative writer and marketer has taken the leap from writing about entrepreneurs in "Michipreneur," a publication focused on news and events about the state's entrepreneurs to being one herself as the co-founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, Detroit's largest, members only co-working space

In 2012 Amanda received her M.A. in English from WSU with a focus in Creative Writing. She has spent the past seven years working as a freelance storyteller, helping businesses build their brand through storytelling and creative marketing strategies. Amanda has worked with a variety of clients, from small businesses to large technology companies and hospitals, creating original digital content to enhance their web presence.

www.detroityp.org/upcomingevents/2016/8/2/6th-annual-vanguard

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