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Collegiate earns five awards from Michigan Press Association


By Sean P. Mullhall – Editor-in-Cheif

Three former Collegiate editors won four awards from the Michigan Press Association (MPA) last week, with last year’s Photo Editor, Sarah Davis, nabbing two in one category.

Davis won first place, for her photo of Sean P. Mulhall as part of his 2014 Collegiate winter magazine story titled “Clean Slate,” in the Division 3 – Feature or Sports Photo category.

Davis’ winning picture of Mulhall.

Davis also received an honorable mention for her cover photo of the same issue of the magazine.

“I’m surprised and honored to hear about the awards,” Davis said. “Both pictures that
placed were from our last production of the semester, and I think the whole class put forth our best effort during that time.”

Davis’ honorable mention photo of Jacquelyn Zeman for the spring magazine of the Collegiate.

Former Mutimedia Editor, and current Central Michigan University student, Clayton Cummins grabbed the other Collegiate top honor, in the Division 3 – Multimedia reporting category, for his coverage of an April Fool’s Day joke at Aquinas College going viral.

“I am excited to win the award,” Cummins said. “And I am thankful for the experience that the Collegiate afforded me to bring quality broadcast journalism to Grand Rapids Community College.”

Cummins’ winning story can be viewed here.

Summer Photo Editor, Erica Horoky, received an honorable mention in the Division 3 – News-Only Photo category,

for her work covering President Barack Obama’s visit to Michigan State University.

Horoky’s winning story can be viewed here.

The Collegiate staff came in second place in Division 3 – General Excellence category. The statement with the award said The Collegiate was, “the best of the rest,” highlighting the mid-year redesign as a major factor in the second place award.

“I’m really proud of the team, especially the editors that were putting in a lot of time during production, pulling the paper together … turning out an appealing product,” said Joshua Vissers, former Editor-in-Chief of the Collegiate and current Student Alliance Communications Director. “Our layout guy and web developer, Chris Powers, in particular, put in a lot hours and did a great job.”

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