Congratulations to the four Campbell University students who were inducted this week into the Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s honor society. Those students are pictured, left to right, Anna Barham, Claire Carrington, Kelsey Bennett and Romain Stanley with Department of Communication Studies Chair J. Dean Farmer, Communication Studies Professor Michael Ray Smith and Communication Studies Professor Pete Kenny.
‘Best of Show’ mark success for newspaper, yearbook
Two Campbell University student publications are winners of Best of Show. In addition, the Lyricist literary magazine won an award. The publications were honored by North Carolina College Media Association 2013 Statewide College Media competition.
The Pine Burr yearbook, advised by Director of University Communications Haven Hottel and The Campbell Times student newspaper, advised by Prof. Michael Ray Smith, were listed in the Best of Show categories for each of their divisions.
Campbell Times editors Kelli Hartill and Courtney Schultz won for Single or Two-Page Design
Times Journalist Daniel Solomman won a photography award for his picture, “On the gridiron.”
Times reporter Sierra Fox won honorable mention for her piece on “Trading guns for pencils.”
The Pine Burr”s Hunter Tadlock won a photography award for “Seussical.”
Two Pine Burr journalists won honorable mention. Kendall Tart won for “Colors of Campbell” and Nolan Perry won honorable mention for “Spring Formal.”
The Lyricist literary magazine, advised by Prof. Nate Salsbury, won an honorable mention for Christopher Weston’s piece, “Back in the Saddle.”
“I’m incredibly thankful for the recognition we received this year from the North Carolina College Media Association,” she said. “I know designer Kelli Hartill and I have worked really hard to deliver the best newspaper we can and are very proud of what we accomplished.”
Schultz went on to say that the competition includes some well-known journalism schools.
“It’s shocking The Campbell Times won Best In Show because I know other universities in the category are just as talented and probably have bigger staff than we do. It’s amazing The Campbell Times won awards, but also how we had individual winners such as Sierra Fox.”
“Campbell University’s student publications do well because we have jolly colleagues such as Chair J. Dean Farmer, filmmaker Peter K. Kenny and Interpersonal expert Rebecca Soper,” said Smith. “We genuinely pull for each other’s success and it shows in the literary magazine, yearbook and so on.”
Courtney Schultz poses with Prof. Smith following an awards ceremony in May 2013.
Outstanding reporting by By AL BAKER published From Feb. 16, 2014 in The New York Times online Feb. 17, 2014.
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