Cameron University journalism students honored with awards from Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association

Six Cameron University students were honored for their work on The Collegian and www.aggiecentral.com, a convergence journalism news outlet, during the recent annual meeting of the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association.

Alex Rosa-Figueroa, a senior English major from Lawton and member of The Collegian’s newswriting staff, earned a first place award for a personal column titled “Love literally comes in many forms.”

Tiffany Martinez, a senior from Lawton who is managing editor of The Collegian, was named First Runner-up for College Newspaper Journalist of the Year. She also received a third place award for Best Multimedia Story for a print news story and a video news story about the closing of the Burch Hall firing range and an honorable mention for her Reporting Portfolio, which was composed of hard news.

James Meeks, a senior from Lawton, received a third place award in Feature Photography for an image from Alpha Phi’s Alpha Male Competition. He is a member of The Collegian’s newswriting staff.

Matt Berberea, a graduate student from Lawton who serves as sports editor for The Collegian, also received a third place award for his photography portfolio, which was primarily sports photography.

Kaylee Jones, a junior from Lawton and current arts and entertainment editor for The Collegian, received an honorable mention in Column Writing for an editorial titled “All votes count unless they don’t.”

Teewhy Dojutelgan, a senior communications major from Lagos, Nigeria, also earned an honorable mention in Column Writing for an editorial titled “Education: Key to cultural diversity.” He has been a member of The Collegian staff for the past two years.

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. The Collegian is also available online at www.AggieCentral.com.

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April 26, 2013

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