May 13, 2010

Daily Egyptian honors six staff members

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Daily Egyptian, the student newspaper at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, honored six staff members recently for their contributions to the award-winning publication’s success.

Staff members received the honors during the annual School of Journalism and Daily Egyptian Scholarships and Awards Ceremony.

The paper publishes five days per week when classes are in session in the fall and spring semesters, and three days a week during the summer semester. The newspaper circulates on campus and throughout Southern Illinois. It employs more than 70 students, including journalists, photojournalists, advertising sales and production and business office workers.

Here is a list of those receiving recognition:

  • Belleville: Brandi A. Harris, Best Supporting Role.

Harris, a senior majoring in finance, works in the newspaper’s business office. She is active in community service and has won several awards. Harris will graduate in December 2010.

  • Cary: Nicholas M. Johnson, DE Outstanding Newsroom Rookie of the Year.

Johnson, from Cary, is a junior majoring in journalism. He currently writes on the newspaper’s city desk. Johnson was the editor of his high school and community college newspapers prior to coming to SIUC.

  • Hoffman Estates: Jeff Engelhardt, DE Outstanding Newsroom Senior of the Year.

Engelhardt held a variety of newsroom jobs, including editor for the summer and fall semesters in 2009. He served as managing editor in spring 2009, and is the campus editor. Engelhardt will graduate this weekend. He started at the newspaper as a sports reporter and later transitioned to sports editor.

  • Nashville: Andrew J. Disper, DE Outstanding Advertising Rookie of the Year

Disper is a junior majoring in advertising/integrated marketing communications, and works at the newspaper as an advertising sales representative. He earned a Golden Quill Award in recent award ceremonies in the School of Journalism.

  • New Athens: Carrie Galle, DE Advertising Outstanding Senior

The newspaper’s student advertising manager the last three semesters, Galle has 11 semesters experience with the Daily Egyptian, with jobs that include classified advertising clerk, display advertising representative, and sales and promotions manager. She earned a bachelor’s degree from SIUC in 2007, and returned a year later to pursue a degree in human nutrition and dietetics. She begins graduate school this fall at SIUC.

  • New Burnside: Amanda C. Daly, Best Supporting Role

Daly works in the newspaper’s ad production office. She has worked at the newspaper since fall 2005 in a variety of advertising-related positions, including the last two semesters as advertising production manager. Daly earned her bachelor’s degree in photography in May 2009.