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Student newspaper celebrates graduates, recognizes excellence

Members of Austin Peay State Universitys student newspaper staff celebrated last semesters accomplishments and hard work Dec. 4, 2008, with a banquet and awards ceremony.

Top honors went to December graduates Kasey Henricks and Lois Jones, who have served on the staff of The All State student newspaper since Spring 2006.
Members of Austin Peay State University's student newspaper staff celebrated last semester's accomplishments and hard work Dec. 4, 2008, with a banquet and awards ceremony.

Top honors went to December graduates Kasey Henricks and Lois Jones, who have served on the staff of The All State student newspaper since Spring 2006.

Henricks, a sociology major, served as editor-in-chief for the past two semesters. Prior to that, he served as editor of the Perspectives section and as staff writer. Henricks received honors for his year of leadership at the helm of the student newspaper and for his three years of continuous service on The All State staff.

Jones, a communication major, was staff photographer during her three years with The All State and was assistant perspectives editor last semester. She also was honored for with a new award named for Dr. Haskell Phillips, known around campus during his tenure at APSU as “the man with the camera.” In addition to shooting many campus photos, including those for the 1956 Hail and Farewell yearbook, Phillips also created films about APSU beginning in the 1960s.

Other December graduates of The All State are the following:
• Aimee Reyes, who has served on staff since Spring 2007 as staff writer, editor of the Perspectives section and editor of the Features section.
• Rachael Herron, who has served on staff as writer since Fall 2007.
• Ashley Randolph, who served as business manager during Fall 2008.

Also at the ceremony, Marlon Scott, senior communication major, was announced as the newspaper's next editor-in-chief, and Patrick Armstrong, junior communication major, was named the next managing editor.

The All State is a student-run newspaper published each Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters and online at http://www.theallstate.com. The All State's editors and staff are APSU students and are solely responsible for the newspaper's content.

For more information, contact Tabitha Gilliland, student publications coordinator, at (931) 221-7375. -- Melony Shemberger