|(Left to right) MC Journalism staff and students — Mary-Margaret Peterson, Bob Templeton, Eloy Armendariz and Sharon Rodela — sort awards and certificates received at Texas Intercollegiate Press Association's annual convention.|
From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events
On April 1, Midland College (MC) Student Publications contributors won 20 awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association at the organization’s convention in Dallas.
“Our students compete in very stressful, on-site live event contests against all Texas universities and two-year colleges,” said Bob Templeton, MC Allison Chair of Journalism.
Becka Lopez won the coveted first place news photo award in the live contest category for her photo of two firemen putting out a tanker truck blaze.
Staff of MC’s student newspaper Midland College Press won first-place for editorial page design in the previously published categories, and the newspaper won honorable mention for overall excellence.
MC student Lionel Reynosa won in newspaper categories as follows: cartoon second place for an equal use bathroom illustration, news photo honorable mention for an on-campus carry police training exercise and news story honorable mention for the same police training event.
Bert Garza won third place feature photo in the general magazine (Chaparral) category for his Stella Darling drag queen story, honorable mention feature story for the same Stella Darling package and newspaper editorial third place for his opinion piece entitled “Drama vexes clubs.”
Midland College Press also garnered awards for Kristen Geddes who won third place for a critical review entitled “P!ATD takes back crown” and Victoria Hernandez who won second place sports news story. Midland College Press staff won second place ad design, third place feature page design and third place page one design.
Staff of MC’s student-published magazine Chaparral received honorable mention for story package design of the Stella Darling feature, and Kacey Barton received honorable mention of her Great Wall of China picture story, also published in Chaparral.
The MC Tableau literary magazine winners were Sebastian Walter for a second place essay entitled “Rubic’s Cube,” Ashely Hearn for a third place essay about eating disorders, Janet Haney for her honorable mention illustration entitled “Skate” and staff for a third place cover design.
Attending the convention with Templeton were MC Publications Lab Instructor Mary-Margaret Peterson and students Eloy Armendariz, Sharon Rodela and Becka Lopez.