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Oct. 30 , 2006
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EMU student newspaper receives 19 awards from Michigan Collegiate Press Association

YPSILANTI TheEastern Echo, Eastern Michigan University’s student newspaper, won 19 awards at the recent Michigan Collegiate Press Association contest.

The Echo took first place awards in non-deadline story, reviews, original cartoon and two advertisement categories, and received third place overall in the general excellence category.

“This year's awards are a reflection of the level of talent our team had last year. We were so lucky to have journalists with so much talent and experience, and the awards individuals received this year really reflected that,” said Sarah Bricker-Hunt, past editor-in-chief of the Echo. “The general excellence award is especially meaningful to our team as a whole, including all the writers, editors, photographers, advertising staff and graphic design crew.”

Michael Greenlee, of Dearborn, won first place in both non-deadline story and original cartoon.

Ad designer Lisa Dubicki, of Dearborn, won four awards in the various advertising categories, including first place in both black-and-white ad more than one-half page and spot color display ad. She also took third place in black-and-white ad, less than one-half page, and display ad promotion.

The other first place winner was Drew Dorian, of Brooklyn, who won for reviews.

The Echo and Echo staff also won awards in investigative reporting, editorial, columns, overall newspaper design, news page design, feature page design, sports page design, special ad section, and marketing and promotion.

The Eastern Echo is published three times a week from fall to spring.

            Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

Editor's Note: Looking for an expert source for a story? Check out EMU's Eastern Experts online at www.emich.edu/univcomm/easternexperts.


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