College student newspaper, The Campus Eye, earn four awards

College student newspaper, The Campus Eye, earn four awards

Melody Hoffmann, PhD

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Faculty member and student advisor, Melody Hoffmann, Ph.D., proudly displays the four awards the college’s student news organization, The Campus Eye, won at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest conference in Minneapolis, Jan. 29-31, 2016.

February 01, 2016

The Anoka-Ramsey Community College student news, The Campus Eye, was recognized with four awards at the Associated Collegiate Press Best ofthe Midwest conference in Minneapolis, Jan. 29-31, 2016.

This is a record-breaking amount of Best of Midwest awards from the regional student journalism conference. The Campus Eye awards included:

Best of Show

  • Third place overall for a two-year student newspaper (print edition, fall 2015). This newspaper edition was designed by Anoka-Ramsey student Becca Larson.
  • Seventh place overall for a special edition newspaper (Halloween print edition, October 2015). This edition was created and managed by Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) student Sam Gentle and designed by Becca Larson. 

Individual Awards

  • Fifth place for Single Page Design, Anoka-Ramsey student Dominic Dang (cover of print edition, fall 2015)
  • Fifth place for Feature Writing, Anoka-Ramsey student Gail Wilson ("Overcoming Barriers")

Gail Wilson and The Campus Eye placed in the feature writing category at the 2015 Best of the Midwest conference with a story about a student going through homelessness.

With the exception of the two-year college award, the Anoka-Ramsey students competed with four-year universities for these awards. The Best of Midwest conference brings together regional student journalists and their advisers to discuss skills and best practices in student media production.

For more information about the student media organization, contact Melody Hoffmann, Ph.D., The Campus Eye advisor at MelodyHoffmann@anokaramsey.edu or 763-422-6169. 

Melody Hoffmann Ph.D.

To check out the great work by these award-winning students, visit The Campus Eye.