March 5, 2022
LONG BEACH — The nation’s top collegiate yearbooks were recognized today by Associated Collegiate Press, which announced four in its annual Pacemaker Awards competition at ACP Spring National College Media Conference in Long Beach.
“The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award,” Laura Widmer, executive director, said. “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. Through 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.
Yearbooks produced during the 2020-21 school year competed directly against each other. A team of three nationally recognized judges selected the seven Pacemaker finalists. Of those seven, four received Pacemaker honors.
Kansas State University
Editors: Hallie Everett, Katie Harbert
Adviser: John Walter
Northwest Missouri State University
Editor: Nicole Reed
Adviser: Steven Chappell
Southern Methodist University
Editors: Simone Melvin, Ash Thye
Adviser: Jessie King
Editor: Matti Pennington
Advisers: Bruce Gietzen, Julie Reed