Texas A&M-Kingsville students, The South Texan Win 27 Awards at Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Competition
KINGSVILLE - April 21, 2009
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University students win 27 total awards, third place in overall excellence
By Dr. Manuel C. Flores
communications and theatre arts department chair and The South Texan adviser
The South Texan newspaper and several Texas A&M University-Kingsville communications students won 27 awards and received third place in overall excellence in the student newspaper category at the 2009 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) competition in Dallas, April 9-11.
“These awards show that our students are competitive with the best collegiate journalism programs in Texas and that they are ready to continue their journalism careers at the next level,” said Dr. Manuel Flores, communications and theatre arts department chair and The South Texan adviser.
Texas A&M-Kingsville students ranked higher than any other school in the Texas A&M University System.
The competition features both live events, in which students from the more than 60 TIPA member schools compete against each other in timed, on-site contests, and previously published/broadcast events, in which work done over the last year is submitted and judged.
Juan Carlos Reyes, editor of The South Texan, and Jaime O. Gonzalez, managing editor of The South Texan, both placed in the live contest portion.
In total, students took home six first place awards, including recognition for Spanish news and feature writing, news photo, sports feature photo and general column.
Senior journalism major and The South Texan features editor Angela Palacios also received a $400 TIPA scholarship.
Started in 1909, TIPA is the oldest collegiate student press association in the nation.
Texas A&M University-Kingsville is classified as a TIPA Division 3 school. Some of the other schools in their division include Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Tarleton State, Texas A&M University-Commerce, West Texas A&M University, Midwestern State, Angelo State, Kilgore College, Texas Wesleyan, Trinity University, Sul Ross State University and the University of Dallas.
The complete award list is as follows:
<pre> Live Events:
Student/Group Place Contest
Juan Carlos Reyes 1st Radio Sports Writing
Juan Carlos Reyes 2nd TV Sports Writing
Jaime Gonzalez 2nd Print Sports Writing
Previously Published Events:
Student/Group Place Contest
Edwin Vasquez 1st Spanish News
Edwin Vasquez 2nd Spanish Feature
Mary Beth Cleavelin 1st News Photo
Keiona Ausbie 1st Sports Feature Photo
Jaime Gonzalez 1st News Story
Jaime Gonzalez 3rd Sports Column
Jaime Gonzalez Honorable Mention Online Breaking News
Kristie Vela 1st General Column
Roberta Flores 1st Feature Page Design
Angela Palacios 3rd Opinion Page Design
Juan Carlos Reyes 3rd Headline Writing
Jeremy Martinez 2nd Editorial Cartoon
Jeremy Martinez 3rd Ad Design
Patrick Desmond Honorable Mention Photo Illustration
Javier Quintanilla 3rd General Magazine Column
Ernest Palacios 3rd Illustration
Ernest Palacios 3rd Infographic
Rubi Reyes Honorable Mention Online Breaking News
Rubi Reyes Honorable Mention In-Depth Reporting
Dominique Garcia Honorable Mention Page One Design
South Texan staff 3rd Special Edition
South Texan staff 3rd Overall Excellence
Stephen Yates Honorable Mention TV Production
Joe Trevino, Rick Saenz, 2nd Spot Commercial
Oseas Vela, Heraclio
Gonzalez, Veronica Arrellano
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