May 06, 2011

Daily Egyptian honors five staff members

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Daily Egyptian, the student newspaper at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, honored five 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, April 17, in the University’s Communications Building.

The paper publishes five days a week when classes are in session in the fall and spring semesters, and three days a week during the summer semester. The newspaper circulates about 20,000 copies on campus and throughout the surrounding communities. 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.

  • Bolingbrook: Brandon Coleman, DE Outstanding Newsroom Rookie of the Year.

Coleman is a senior majoring in journalism with a specialization in news/editorial.

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

Johnson, a senior majoring in journalism with a specialization in news/editorial, will graduate in May. He worked for his high school and community college papers prior to coming to SIUC.

  • Decatur: Nicholas Schloz, Best Supporting Role.

Schloz earned his bachelor’s degree in art with a specialization in graphic design from SIUC in December 2010. He started at the Daily Egyptian in fall 2009 and was a designer for the newspaper’s advertising production department for two semesters before becoming advertising production manager. He is working in Riverton as a designer for “Mad Menus” and “Game Theory, LLC” in San Francisco.

  • Mahomet: Sarah Hubbs, DE Advertising Outstanding Senior

Hubbs, a senior majoring in journalism with a specialization in advertising and integrated marketing communications, will graduate in May 2011. An advertising sales representative since September 2009, Hubbs is now the newspaper’s advertising manager. Among her academic opportunities while at SIUC is traveling to the island of Plau to conduct research.

  • Vandalia: Brooke Pippins, DE Outstanding Advertising Rookie of the Year.

Pippins, a junior majoring in journalism with a specialization in advertising, began working as an advertising sales representative at the Daily Egyptian in September 2010. As a past student caller at the SIU Foundation, Pippins has raised more than $30,000 for the University.