May 04, 2006
Daily Egyptian honors seven student workers
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Daily Egyptian, the student newspaper at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, honored seven student workers recently for their contributions to the award-winning publication's success.
The paper, which publishes five days a week while classes are in session, circulates on the SIUC campus and throughout Southern Illinois. It employs about 100 students, including journalists, photojournalists, advertising sales and production and business office workers.
Here is a list of those receiving recognition:
• Altona: Zack Creglow, Co-Outstanding Senior of the Year
Creglow served as the paper's editor-in-chief since August after working there the previous three years. Creglow held internships at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Peoria Journal Star. He is the son of Randall and Barbara Creglow (510 S. Park St.).
• Carbondale: Edmund Meinhardt, Co-Outstanding Senior of the Year
Meinhardt worked for 12 years as an information systems consultant after studying computer science at SIUC. In 2004, Meinhardt (804 S. Giant City Road) returned to SIUC to study journalism, serving the paper as a reporter, copy editor, editorial page editor and editor-in-chief.
• Dixon: Amanda Fish, Advertising Rookie of the Year
Fish is a junior in advertising and began working at the newspaper this spring. Upon graduating she plans to move to St. Louis and work for an advertising agency. She is the daughter of Daniel and Shannon Fish (557 Wolverine Lane).
• Lanark: Erin Giedd, Co-Support Staff of the Year
Giedd worked in the advertising production department since October 2003 and now serves as its manager. She graduates this month and plans to pursue a career in marketing and promotions in the music industry. She is the daughter of Ramona and David Giedd (207 W. Leland St.).
• Macon: Jonathan Carr, Co-Support Staff of the Year
Carr (708 E. Crosson Road) is a senior in accounting and served as the paper's business office manager for four semesters. In his position, he tracked and reconciled payroll for the paper. He graduates this month and plans to pursue a career in the financial industry. He is the son of Terri Carr of Decatur and John A. Carr III of Macon.
• Oswego: Pat Hein, Advertising Senior of the Year
A senior in advertising, Hein served three straight semesters at the paper and currently works as advertising department manager. Hein plans to move to Chicago and pursue a career in advertising sales after graduation. He is the son of Rick and Ellen Hein, (532 Park View Court).
• West Salem: Brandon Weisenberger, Newsroom Rookie of the Year
Weisenberger covered campus news since January. A freshman, he began his newspaper career at age 13 as a sportswriter and photographer for his hometown newspaper. He is the son of Larry J. and Janneene K. Weisenberger (719 W. Church St.).
Promoting excellence in undergraduate academics is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.