Yearbook, magazine receive national recognition

2010 AgromeckThe Agromeck yearbook (edited by Bryant Robbins and Michele Chandler) and Windhover literary and arts magazine (edited by Helen Dear) both received Crown awards and were the only North Carolina college media outlets named as finalists for the highest national award.

Announced at the awards ceremony in New York City March 13, the Agromeck yearbook received a Gold Crown, the highest award. The Windhover received a Silver Crown.

2010 AgromeckThe Agromeck yearbook (edited by Bryant Robbins and Michele Chandler) and Windhover literary and arts magazine (edited by Helen Dear) both received Crown awards and were the only North Carolina college media outlets named as finalists for the highest national award.

Announced at the awards ceremony in New York City March 13, the Agromeck yearbook received a Gold Crown, the highest award. The Windhover received a Silver Crown. Adviser Bradley Wilson said, “Not many programs at NCSU can claim they have brought the University as much national recognition for the last few years than the yearbook and literary magazine. I’m extremely proud of all the hard work the students have put in producing publications NCSU students, faculty, staff and alumni can be proud of.”

A total of 1,434 newspapers, magazines and yearbooks published during the 2009-2010 academic year were eligible in the 2011 Crown Awards program.

The grand total of 170 Crowns consists of 47 magazines, 51 newspapers and 72 yearbooks. Of these, 32 Crowns will be given to collegiate publications.

“This is one of the highest awards a college publication can receive,” Wilson said. “It’s a testimony to the coverage the yearbook students gave the campus as well as the high-quality reporting, photojournalism and design. When it comes to remembering what campus life was like in 2009-2010, there will be no better resource than the yearbook.”

Susannah Brinkley, editor of the 2011 yearbook and design editor for the 2010 edition, said “It feels really good to be recognized for our work. Our staff worked really hard last year, and it’s really humbling to know that we were able to continue this great legacy of the Agromeck.”

Wilson also said the campus should be quite proud of the accomplishments of the Windhover literary and arts magazine.

“A lot of people don’t think of NCSU as a place where you can find poets and artists. You can. The literary and arts magazine gives students an outlet for their creative side,” he said. “Look, read and listen to the works in the magazine. Viewers, readers and listeners will find a whole new side of the campus.”

Staff members of the 2010 edition of the yearbook included:

  • Designers: Amanda Corbett, Dana Dixon, Madiha Malik, Kelly McDonough, Chelsea Tate
  • Reporters: Chris Allred, Taylor Auten, Rachel Conley, Adair-Hayes Crane, Lauren Decess, John Cooper Elias, Tyler Everett, Sarah Ewald, Alan Foushee, Lindsey Hall, Saja Hindi, Jen Hankin, Ty Johnson, James Layman, Amber Kenney, Brent Kitchen, Mary Kornegay, Taylor McCune, Derek Medlin, Jane Moone, Rebecca Pence, Siva Ramesh, Kate Shefte, Kayla Shivear, Shea Sutton, Christine Urbowicz
  • Photographers: Renee Baker, Danny Boemermann, Dreier Carr, Caitlin Conway, Kevin Cook, Meredith Faggart, Christian Hardy, Ty Harris, Erica Heller, Harini Jagannathan, Amanda Karst, Bharat Kaushik, Brent Kitchen, Mara Kurta, David Mabe, Jordan Moore, Matt Moore, Andy Musselman, Tim O’Brien, Christi Ogu, Demi Olubanwo, Ryann Pasquale, Madhura Phadke, Kim Rochester, Kali Rogers, Satyajit Sarangdhar, Michael Shriver, Jose Tapia, Sarah Tudor, Matthias Welch, Amanda Wilkins, Luis Zapata
  • Agromeck was printed by Taylor (now Balfour) Publishing of Dallas Texas, Josh Lovell, representative

WindhoverMembers of the 2010 Windhover staff included:

  • Helen Dear, editor
  • Joe Wright and Mollie Mohr, literary and audio editors
  • Toni Chester, Courtney Johnson, Jeremy Purser, designers
  • Shaade Oliberos-Tavares, production assistant
  • The 2010 Windhover was printed by Theo-Davis Printing of Zebulon, N.C.

This will be the fourth Crown award for the Agromeck yearbook and the third for the Windhover literary and arts magazine.

  • Agromeck, 2007 edition, Silver Crown, Brandon Wright, editor
  • Agromeck, 2008 edition, Gold Crown, Mary Beth Hamrick, editor
  • Agromeck, 2009 edition, Gold Crown, John Cooper Elias, editor
  • Windhover, 2007 edition, Gold Crown, Lauren Gould, editor
  • Windhover, 2008 edition, Gold Crown, Hannah Richardson and Joe Wright, co-editors

College Yearbook Crown Finalists

  • Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
  • Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
  • Cactus, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX;
  • Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
  • Red Cedar Log, State University, East Lansing, MI;
  • Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
  • Selah, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA;
  • Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
  • Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
  • The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

College Magazine Crown Finalists

  • American River Review, American River College, Sacramento, CA;
  • blue moon, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA;
  • Collage: A Journal of Creative Expression, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN;
  • College Avenue, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO;
  • Ethos, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
  • Fictionary, Columbia College, Chicago, IL;
  • Flux, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
  • Hair Trigger 32, Columbia College, Chicago, IL;
  • Parnassus, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA;
  • Skald, Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY;
  • The Ampersand, Webster University, St. Louis, MO;
  • The Bridge, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA;
  • The Huron River Review, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI;
  • Windhover, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
  • Woodcrest, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA.