Friday, April 11, 2008

TAMUK students win 22 awards at TIPA

TAMUK journalism, RTV and graphic art students won 22 awards - including a school record nine first place awards - in Texas Intercollegiate Press Association competition. The awards were presented at the TIPA annual convention and workshop in College Station April 3-5. The awards included a HM (5th place) recognition among Division 3 schools that includes A&M-Commerce, Midwestern State, Angelo State and A&M-Corpus Christi, among others. The South Texan Staff also earned an honorable mention (4th place) for "Best of Show" in the weekly newspaper division that included 30 universities for its Feb. 26 issue that featured coverage of the Barack Obama visit to South Texas. The South Texan Online was also rated the third best student produced website among Texas universities and colleges. Attached is a list of awards received by the staff. Thank you for your support. Below is the complete list of winners:

Catherine Myers
3rd Newpaper Ad Design
3rd Infographic
HM Online Breaking News
Angela Palacios
1st Feature Photo
South Texan Staff
1st Special Edition
(Javelina Crossing)
2nd In-Depth Reporting
(Tejano History)
1st Single-Subject (Rangel)
HM Overall Excellence
HM Best of Show

Jaime Gonzalez
3rd General Column
1st Sports Column
Dominique Garcia
HM News Story
1st Page One Design
Edwin Vasquez
1st Spanish Newswriting
HM Feature Page Design
HM On-Site Spanish News
Ellie Tamez
3rd On-Site Advertising
Jeremy Martinez
1st On-Site Cartoon
Juan Carlos Reyes
1st On-Site TV Sports News
2nd On-Site Radio Sports
Bob Peña, ST Staff
3rd Student Online Site
Kirk Notarianni
1st Radio PSA