Agromeck named finalist for top national award

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The Associated Collegiate Press announced Feb. 12, that the NCSU Agromeck yearbook is one of 15 finalists for the national Pacemaker award, one of two top national awards given to college media. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced earlier in the year that the same book, the 2007 edition, would receive a national Crown Award this spring.

 

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The Associated Collegiate Press announced Feb. 12, that the NCSU Agromeck yearbook is one of 15 finalists for the national Pacemaker award, one of two top national awards given to college media. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced earlier in the year that the same book, the 2007 edition, would receive a national Crown Award this spring.

“I doubt there are many programs on this campus that can claim two national championships in one year,” adviser Bradley Wilson said, “much less national championships in three of the last four years. It’s an impressive record for an impressive and hard-working group of students.” The Pacemaker award will be given at the ACP fall convention.

Brandon Wright, editor of the book, and now a senior in accounting, said, “We’re very proud of this book as a staff. The evolution of a book over the past four years has led to exciting products. It’ll be great to see what future books have to offer.”

Staff

  • Brandon Wright, editor
  • Marth Beth Hamrick, managing editor
  • William Alligood, photo editor
  • Mark Fenimore, design editor
  • John Cooper Elias, sports editor
  • Melissa Patzwaldt, Greeks/organizations editor
  • Jamie Rochelle, marketing manager
  • Jon Clemmons, assistant marketing manager
  • Lee Williams, writing coach
  • Bradley Wilson, adviser
  • Reporters: Dennis Burton, Michele Chandler, Thomas Cox, Austin Dowd, Tyler Dukes, Josh Harrell, Saja Hindi, Tanner Kroeger, Clark Leonard, Maggie Luckadoo, Fidelis Lusompa, Zach Moser-Katz, Megan Peters, Cynthia Rouf, Lauren Shober, Andrea Urban, Laura White, Lauren Wells, Luke Young
  • Photographers: Stephen Bateman, Aria Behrouzi, Sowmya Bharadwaj, Danny Boemermann, Peggy Boone, Rob Bradley, Lori Brooks, Nathan Bullen, Brian Caffarel, Shemeka Crudup, Austin Dowd, Pete Ellis, Andrew Fay, Rob Fisher, Christian Hardy, Sequoia Ireland, Jade Jack, Josh Lawson, Daniel Marcus, Kaushal Modi, Matt Moore, Andrew Musselman, Ronald Nause, Matt O’Bryant, Randy Rehfuss, Sara Robertson, Chris Sanchez, Richard Schultz, Logan Smith, Jon Young

The book was printed by Taylor Publishing of Dallas, represented by Dave Ehinger. This is only the second time in the University’s history that the yearbook has been a finalist for both awards. The last time was in 2004. The only other NCSU Student Media to be a finalist for both national awards was the 2007 edition of the Windhover literary and arts magazine which has received a Pacemaker award 11 times. The Techniciandaily newspaper was a Pacemaker finalist in 1993. Other finalists are:

  • Aggieland, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, Hayley Booth, editor, Robert Wegener, adviser
  • Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., Brandon Wright, editor, Bradley Wilson, adviser
  • Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., Lauren Cooper, editor, Nancy Comiskey, adviser
  • Bluestone, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., Maria Nosal, editor, Kristi Shackelford, adviser
  • Cactus, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Joanna Chin, editor, Kathy Lawrence, adviser
  • Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., Joanna Dayila and Sarah Baird, editors, Randy Stano, adviser
  • Illio, University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill., Lyndsey Groth, editor, Sarah Cain, adviser
  • Legenda, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass., Katie Guynn, Rebecca Spitzer, editors, Kate Durso, adviser
  • Razorback, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., Shannon Sanders, editor, Steve Wilkes, adviser
  • Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan., Mary Bershenyi, editor, Linda Puntney, adviser
  • Shield, Murray State University, Murray, Ky., Jessica Smith Jeffress, editor, Ann Landini, adviser
  • Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., Lauren Hopkins, editor, Lori Brooks, adviser
  • Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky., Heather Mitchell, editor, Bob Adams, adviser
  • The Ole Miss, University of Mississippi, University, Miss., Amy Patrick, editor, Traci Mitchell, adviser
  • Tower, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo., Trevor Hayes, editor, Laura Widmer, adviser