Yearbook named finalist for top national award

2009 Agromeck yearbook

The Associated Collegiate Press announced in March that the NCSU Agromeck yearbook is one of 14 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 2009 edition edited by John Cooper Elias, received a Gold Crown, that organization’s highest award.

2009 Agromeck

 

The Associated Collegiate Press announced in March that the NCSU Agromeck yearbook is one of 14 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 2009 edition edited by John Cooper Elias, received a Gold Crown, that organization’s highest award.

According to ACP Executive Director Logan Aimone, judges considered thorough coverage and content, sophisticated design, exemplary writing and editing and outstanding photography when selecting the finalists. 

“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 the last two consecutive years. It’s an impressive record for an impressive and hard-working group of students.” Winners will be announced for the first time at the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 30.

Staff

  • John Cooper Elias, editor
  • Bryant Robbins, design editor
  • Michele Chandler, photo editor
  • Taylor McCune, Jane Moon, assignments editors
  • Designers: Susannah Brinkley, Kim Brown, Julie Dixon, Kelly McDonough, Katie Moran, Lydia Raines, Carly Swanson
  • Reporters: Chris Allred,Taylor Auten, Ashley Bennett, Kelley Brackett, Tirtho Chaudhury, Rachel Conley, Thomas Cox, Keelan Kanku, Lindsey Hall, Alison Harman, Josh Harrell, Saja Hindi, Danielle Juris, MaRanda Kiser, James Layman, Maggie Luckadoo, Derek Medlin, Megan Peters, Kishea Phillips, Dan Porter, Antoinette Russell, Kate Shefte
  • Photographers: William Alligood, Renee Baker, Stephen Bateman, Danny Boemermann, Peggy Boone, Becky Brulet, Lydia Buck, Brian Caffarel, Dreier Carr, Jason Clardy, John Cosgrove, Sydney Dotterer, Meredith Faggart, Rob Fisher, Christian Hardy, Jade Jack, Kevin Jones, Brent Kitchen, David Mabe, Matt Mitchner, Matt Moore, Andy Musselman, Megan Myers, Tim O’Brien, Demi Olubanwo, Chris Sanchez, Dianne Sexton, Logan Smith, Jonathan Stevens, Daniel Tanaka, Tan Tran, Jennifer Wong, Grace Yang, Luis Zapata
  • Heath Gardner, writing coach
  • Bradley Wilson, adviser

The book was printed by Taylor Publishing of Dallas, represented by Josh Lovell. This is the third time in the University’s history that the yearbook has been a finalist for both awards. The last time was in 2008. 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:

  • LinC, University of Evansville, Evansville, Ind.
  • Ilium, Taylor University, Upland, Ind.
  • Legenda, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
  • Aquinas, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Griffon, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Mo.
  • Selah, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
  • Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
  • Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
  • Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
  • Cactus, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • Round Up, Baylor University, Waco, Texas