California Lutheran University
I began as the faculty adviser to The Echo in fall 2013. We redesigned the website at the beginning of the academic year.
In March 2019, The Echo won five awards through the California College Media Association including first place prizes for best breaking news story, best non-breaking news story, and best headline portfolio.
In March 2018, The Echo won seven awards through the California College Media Association for news series, breaking news story, non-breaking news, arts & entertainment writing, editorial writing, feature photography, and multimedia.
In March 2017, The Echo won six awards through the California College Media Association for headline writing, sports writing, arts and entertainment writing, editorial writing, news photography and feature photography.
In March 2016, student photojournalist Eric Duchanin, earned an honorable mention for features photography in our division (4-year/non-daily) by the California College Media Associatio
In March 2015, one of our student photographers, Paulyn Baens, was awarded an honorable mention for features photography in our division (4-year/non-daily) by the California College Media Association.
In March 2014, our news editor, Kaitlyn Guilbeaux, won 1st place for headline writing in our division (4-year/non-daily) by the California College Media Association.
I served as the faculty adviser to the Ursinus College student newspaper, The Grizzly from August 2011 until the summer of 2013. We launched our website in January 2012.
Feedback for The Grizzly:
Larry Hochberger, associate publisher of The Chestnut Hill Local wrote on April 24, "I am impressed with the paper and to put out a professional quality weekly on a campus your size must be quite a challenge. The issue I saw had a really good mix of national, local and constructively analytic articles on school issues."
Assistant Professor Susanna Throop, Ph.D. wrote, "In a very short time, the campus paper has become something that faculty both want to read and feel they should read in order to stay on top of campus news."