Collegian wins top award from Oklahoma Collegiate Press Association

The Cameron University Collegian received the Award of Excellence at the recent annual conference of the Oklahoma Collegiate Press Association. The top award of the competition recognizes the student-produced newspaper as one of the best four-year public college newspapers in the state of Oklahoma. In addition, managing editor Joshua Rouse, a junior communications major from Lawton, received a second place award for reviews of "Quantum of Solace" and "Cloverfield." The Collegian also won honorable mentions for interior page design and for front-page design.

"The Collegian has an illustrious history of quality throughout its 83 year existence," says Rouse. "Producing the paper each week is a true team effort that requires commitment and dedication. I am very proud that we were honored as one of the best college newspapers in Oklahoma."

Dr. Christopher Keller, CU faculty advisor for The Collegian, was gratified by the recognition the paper received. "The student editors and writers never fail to amaze me," he says. "I'm extremely pleased with their performance at this competition, but more than anything, I am impressed with the work they produce week to week."

The Collegian, the official student newspaper of Cameron University, began publication in 1926. It is distributed on CU's campuses in Lawton and Duncan and is free of charge.

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April 28, 2009
PR#09-121