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CONTACT: Bruce Smith
Public Information Officer
(310) 434-4209
DATE: December 1, 2005


Corsair Wins 23 Awards, Including General Excellence, in Regional Competition
Santa Monica College’s Corsair newspaper won 23 awards, including general excellence and four first-place honors, in the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ Southern California competition.

The awards reflect achievements of the staff under spring semester editor Maliha Jafri and current editor Aaron Howell, who won an Editor in Chief Recognition Award. The faculty advisor is Barbara Baird.

The Corsair won general excellence in the mail-in category under editor Jafri, as well as four first-place honors – Geoff Dunn for news photo, Chad Uyeno for feature photo, Morgan Genser for sports action photo, and Cam Sanders for photo essay. Second-, third- and fourth-place awards and honorable mentions in various categories went to Uyeno, Andi Liu, Geoff Dunn, Sid Abbazi, Jeff Higley, Jafri, Lauren Ciancimino, Jose Herrera, Diana Guillen, Elsa Keslassy, Alex DiStefano, Jennifer Lepkowski, Rachel Hadlock-Piltz and Howell.

In the on-the-spot competition (the current staff), second- and third-place awards and honorable mentions in various categories went to Uyeno, Kyosti Kauppinen, Peter Switzer, Cindi Benson and Howell.

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