OLLU Receives More Than 20 Awards At Media Competition

By Lake Front Staff

DALLAS– A group of Our Lady of the Lake University mass communication students recently had the opportunity to compete and gain experience at the 2018 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference.  

Six students had the opportunity to represent OLLU by competing in various competitions and to attend various media workshops. Attendees at the conference included over 30 colleges and universities from the state of Texas. The competitions included areas of press release writing, print advertisement, spanish news anchoring, feature writing, and many more. OLLU student, Br. Montie Chavez placed 3rd in the on-site yearbook design competition.

Professor of journalism and mass communication, Dr. Eilene Wollslager accompanied OLLU students and commended the convention saying, “The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association is the oldest journalistic organization at the collegiate level in the United States. It’s 109 years old and offers students the opportunity to network, to learn and to compete against each other in a variety of journalistic expressions. It’s a great experience for students and one that was very fortunate that OLLU students were able to participate in this past weekend.”

The convention concluded with an awards breakfast where different students were recognized for their work, and scholarships were awarded to participants. At the conclusion of the breakfast was the recognition of awards of pre-submitted work, overall OLLU took home over 20 awards in different categories. (Awards are listed at the end of article)

OLLU junior Denise Coronel shared her highlights of attending saying, “My favorite part of TIPA was the people that I went with. Not only are they my friends but we encouraged each other and we kept each other’s heads up, no matter what. Even when we thought that we had failed, it turns out we did amazing.”

Next year the 2019 TIPA conference will be held in Corpus Christi, Texas. For more information about TIPA visit texasipa.org.

First Place General News – Denise Coronel “Immigrants”

Honorable Mention General News – Maria Elena Cruz “Sisters Protest”

Honorable Mention Photo Illustration – J.C. Wollslager “Pilgrimage”

Second Place Photo Illustration – J.C. Wollslager “Deported”

First Place Photo Illustration – J.C. Wollslager “Graduation”

Second Place Illustration – J.C. Wollslager “Divided States”

First Place Illustration – J.C. Wollslager “Tragedy”

First Place Multimedia Feature – Maria Elena Cruz “Student Internship”

Third Place Sports Feature Story – Brianna Henson “Stacy Stephens”

Third Place Critical Review – Br. Montie Chavez “Tex Mex”

First Place Program Production Video – J.C. Wollslager, Chloe Brown, Destiny Camacho, Alexis Navarro “Entertainment”

Third Place Cover Design Newspaper – J.C. Wollslager “March”

Second Place Cover Design Newspaper – J.C. Wollslager “May”

Third Place Overall Excellence – Newspaper

First Place Newscast Video – Dec. 1

First Place Newscast Spanish – Dec 1

First Place Overall Excellence Website – lakefrontollu

First Place Overall Design – Website

First Place Overall Design Newspaper – December

First Place Overall Excellence Television Program – Lake Front

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