Shorter’s yearbook earns “Best in Show” at national competition
The student-produced yearbook of Shorter College – The Argo – earned fourth place “Best in Show” at the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
The 2008 edition of The Argo, titled “True Colors,” was the college’s first full-color yearbook. “It was a great way to debut and show off the use of color in this publication,” said Shorter’s Assistant Professor of Communications and yearbook adviser Allison Hattaway.
The Argo was one of four collegiate publications that garnered the “Best in Show” award in the zero-to-300 page category.
“We are very proud of this award,” Hattaway said. “I can honestly say that this was the most dedicated and energetic staff I have advised in my time at Shorter. I think that their energy and efforts came through in the 2007-08 book and the judges took notice of the great use of color and typography, strong photography, solid writing, and the consistent theme “True Colors” throughout the book. We keep raising the bar for ourselves each year and I’m optimistic that we will continue to improve with each book.”
Bottom left to right: Amber Wilson, Joshua Pipes and Bethany Dykes.
Top left to right: Caryn Ethridge, Zack Smith and Paige Cook.
Hattaway, into her eighth year of overseeing the yearbook production, said this was the second consecutive year that The Argo has won national acclaim.
The 2008 Argo featured the work of more than 15 students and six student editors. Amber Wilson served as editor, and the assistant editor was Joshua Pipes. Others included sports editor Zackary Smith, student life editor Bethany Dykes, people and organizations editor Caryn Ethridge and entertainment editor Paige Cook.