ACP names seven yearbooks as Pacemaker finalists

MINNEAPOLIS — The nation’s top collegiate yearbooks were recognized today by the Associated Collegiate Press who announced seven finalists in its annual Pacemaker competition.

“The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award,” said Laura Widmer, executive director. “ACP is honored to recognize the best of the best with Pacemaker honors.”

The ACP Pacemaker award, one of the oldest awards for collegiate journalism, has a rich tradition. The association began presenting the prestigious award to collegiate newspapers soon after the organization was founded in 1921. Throughout the years, yearbooks, magazines and online sites were added to the competition.

“These yearbooks deliver engaging verbal and visual stories, showcasing superior photojournalism, writing and design,” said Gary Lundgren, associate director and coordinator of the Pacemaker competitions. “These yearbooks cover universities with 6,000 to 63,000 students, and the spirit and diversity of those collegiate communities come alive on their pages.”

Yearbooks produced during the 2017-18 school year competed directly against each other. A team of three nationally recognized judges selected the seven finalists and three Pacemaker winners. The three winners represent the top 10 percent of the approximately 30 yearbooks submitted.

All seven yearbooks will be honored and the Pacemaker winners announced at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention on Oct. 31-Nov 3, 2019 in Washington D.C.

The Tower
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
Editor: Emily Hubert
Adviser: Tom Nelson

University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
Editor: Alize Ramirez-Canas
Adviser: Randy Stano

Royal Purple
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
Editor: Andrew Nevins
Adviser: Spencer O’Daniel

Red Cedar Log
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Editor: Erik Maillard
Adviser: Kent Kubani

Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Editor: Rachel Cole
Adviser: Julie Reed

Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Editor: Anthony Pangonas
Adviser: Douglas Pils

La Ventana
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
Editor: Anthony Estolano
Advisers: Sheri Lewis, Andrea Watson