IRVING, Texas. 24 April, 2000 - North Lake College's
student newspaper, the News-Register, and its literary
publication, Duck Soup, were awarded 12 honors - including
four first place awards - at this year's Texas Intercollegiate
Press Association (TIPA) convention in Waco.
The News-Register garnered seven honors. Editor
Eric Callaway received first place in the Feature
category for "Hog Heaven," a story about two NLC faculty
members who rode their Harleys to Sturgis, S.D., where
the Black Hills Rally has been held every year for
the last 59 years.
Associate Editor Brandi Tomich received a first
place award in the News Feature category for her sensitive
story, "HIV/AIDS: It doesn't have to happen to you."
NLC art student, Nelly Loera, won second place in
the Illustration category for her artwork which accompanied
Former writer Bryan Pitts won third place for his
sports column, and writer Jamie Jeter won second place
for her general column. The newspaper staff took third
place and honorable mention, respectively, for News
Page Design and Sports Page Design.
Duck Soup, the college's magazine of creative expression,
took home 5 awards, including second place in the
Best Overall category. Photographer Margarita Garza
won first place for her feature photo, "Exploration."
Jessica Yager took first place for her informational
graphic, "Open," and Hyuh Lee won second place in
the same category for her computer graphic "Fantasy
Dragon," which graced the cover of the magazine. D.
Scott Curry won honorable mention for his poem, "In
The Liberal Arts Division at North Lake publishes
both publications. The News-Register is under the
direction of Dean Rene Castilla. Kathleen Stockmier,
a former newspaper writer, is the department's Student
Publications Coordinator. Duck Soup's faculty advisors
are Dr. D'Ann Madewell and Dr. Nancy Castilla.
The TIPA convention is held every year at a different
location. This year's host was Baylor University,
where more than 50 two- and four-year colleges from
across Texas competed for prizes and attended workshops
April 13-15. Award categories included radio, television,
newspaper, yearbook and literary publication.
North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County
Community College District.