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Student journalists recognized with 13 awards

April  02, 2014

The Augustana Observer received 13 awards at the 31st annual Illinois College Press Association's convention. The Illinois College Press Association is a membership organization for four-year colleges in Illinois. Member schools can then nominate individual student journalists for awards in 29 categories, and students are then able to attend the annual convention.

On Feb. 22, Augustana student-journalists attended the convention along with Assistant Professor Dr. Jared Schroeder, from the department of communication studies.

The students who were recognized are:

Jessica Raines, a senior from Kaneville, Ill., majoring in multimedia journalism and mass communication

Kyle Soyer, a senior from Johnston, Iowa, majoring in French and multimedia journalism and mass communication

Brennan Casey, a senior from Antioch, Ill., majoring in business administration and multimedia journalism and mass communication

Megan Boedecker, a junior from Peoria, Ill., majoring in English and neuroscience

Linnea Ritchie, a sophomore from Brookfield, Ill., majoring in biology

Ian Magnuson, a first-year student from Mount Prospect, Ill., undecided

Shylee Garrett, a sophomore from Vernon Hills, Ill., majoring in English and multimedia journalism and mass communication

Augustana students received awards in a number of categories, including sports news story, in-depth reporting, front page layout, sports game story, sports page design, sports feature story, sports photo, photo essay, feature photo and feature page design.

"It's pretty neat to hear 'Augustana College' called over and over during the awards ceremony,” Dr. Schroeder said. “I was proud of the students and glad they had a chance to be recognized in front of peers from schools from throughout the state."

Sam Schlouch
Director, Public Relations and Arts Promotion
(309) 794-7833
samschlouch@augustana.edu