For the second time, the Agromeck yearbook received a Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press, one of only seven books in the nation to receive that organization’s highest honors. The 2008 edition of the book was named Best of Show at the national convention in Kansas City. In addition, the 88.1 Second of Technician podcast produced in cooperation with WKNC radio was given third place for Best of Show for Audio Podcast.
At the national convention of the Associated Collegiate Press, College Media Advisers and College Broadcasters, Inc. in Kansas City. Oct 29 – Nov. 2, the NCSU Student Media received national recognition and students attending the conference did everything from participate in critiques to teach sessions.
“It is so much fun to go to national conventions with students from top programs all around the nation,” media adviser Bradley Wilson said. “Our students stayed up well past midnight critiquing pages and having pages from our publications critiqued. It was a great learning experience.”
This year, the NCSU yearbook editor, John Cooper Elias, helped to teach two sessions directly. And media advisers Bradley Wilson and Jamie Lynn Gilbert taught numerous sessions.
“These conventions can be grueling,” Wilson said. “They are a lot of work. But visiting with the students and seeing how they apply what they learned is exciting.”
Yearbook receives national Pacemaker
The 2007 Agromeck yearbook was one of seven college/university books to receive the national Pacemaker, the highest award given by the Associated Collegiate Press.
The last, and first, time the Agromeck received a Pacemaker was for the 2004 edition, the publication’s first national award. The 2006 edition was one of 13 finalists for the national award.
Top staff members for the 2007 edition of the yearbook included:
- Brandon Wright, editor
- Mary Beth Hamrick, managing editor
- Mark Fenimore, design editor
- John Cooper Elias, sports editor
- Melissa Patzwaldt, Greeks and organizations editor
2008 Yearbook named Best in Show
The 2008 edition of the Agromeck yearbook, edited by Mary Beth Hamrick, received the first place Best of Show trophy for books with 300 or fewer pages at the national convention. This is the second consecutive year theAgromeck yearbook has been named Best of Show.
Best of Collegiate Design
The following students were recognied in The Best of Collegiate Designpublished by the College Media Advisers and released at the fall convention of the College Media Advisers in Kansas City.
- Second place, yearbook student life spread • John Cooper Elias (Judges said: FUN! Very interesting subject matter and domiant photo. The fact box is interesting and the donut adds some, but not too much, interest to the muted background.)