Belmont Students Win Multiple Awards at Southeast Journalism Conference

award_pic.jpgBelmont journalism and public relations students attended the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) Jan., 25-27, in Birmingham, Ala. Belmont students finished second overall in on-site competition, finishing behind Ole Miss. The SEJC includes 50 member institutions from Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida and Kentucky.
Belmont won the following awards at this year’s conference in the on-site and “Best of the South” competitions, which awards entries previously submitted from colleges and universities:

On-Site Competition:
Sports Writing, Henry Nichols, First Place
Entertainment Writing, Andrew Cole, First Place
Web Page Design, Nathan Baker, First Place
Photojournalism, Chris Speed, Second Place
Feature Writing, Adaeze Elechi, Honorable Mention
Public Relations, Stephanie Phalor, Lisa Bates and Anne Roberts, Honorable Mention
“Best of the South” Competition:
College Magazine, Connect Magazine, First Place
Journalism Research Paper, April Watkins (’06), Second Place
Entertainment Writing, Andrew Cole, Second Place
Feature Writing, Adaeze Elechi, Third Place
Editorial Illustrations, Cody Taylor, Fourth Place
Web Site,, Fifth Place
News Reporter, Nathan Baker, Eighth Place

Linda Quigley, faculty adviser for The Belmont Vision, and Pam Parry, assistant professor of public relations, accompanied the Belmont contingent. Quigley and Thom Storey, associate dean of the school of social sciences, were appointed co-presidents-elect of SEJC and Belmont was selected to host the 2009 conference.