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Andrew Seamen
Bio (click to expand) Andrew is a medical journalist for Reuters Health in New York. Before coming to Reuters Health, he was a Kaiser Media Fellow at Reuters’s Washington, D.C. bureau, where he covered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

In 2011, Andrew graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he studied investigative journalism as a Stabile Fellow and was named “Student of the Year.” Andrew also graduated with his B.A. from Wilkes University in 2011.

He’s won numerous awards throughout his short career, including being named a 2010 Tom Bigler Scholar for ethical standards in journalism, the 2009 Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award, the 2009 and the Arthur H. Barlow National Student Journalist of the Year Award.


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2002 Mark of Excellence
Region 7 Winners/Finalists

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Newspapers

Editorial Writing
Winner: Matt Hallauer and Kristin Callaway, Baker University, The Baker Orange
— Second Place: Brooke Sherrard, Truman State University, Index
— Third Place: Susan Fuhrman, Truman State University, Index

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Joe Thurston, Baker University, The Baker Orange
— Second Place: Andy Moore, Wichita State University, Wichita State Sunflower
— Third Place: No award given.

General Column Writing
Winner: Eve K. Kidd, University of Missouri-Columbia, The Maneater
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Sports Column Writing
Winner: David Brandt, Truman State University, Index
— Second Place: Chris Gump, Central Missouri State University, Muleskinner
— Third Place: No award given.

Spot News Reporting
Winner: No award given.
— Second Place: Sadira Hershewe, Central Missouri State University, Muleskinner
— Third Place: Sarah St. John, Truman State University, Index
— Honorable Mention: Rachel Ann Clements, Central Missouri State University, Muleskinner

Spot News Reporting
Winner: No award given.
— Second Place: Sadira Hershewe, Central Missouri State University, Muleskinner
— Third Place: Sarah St. John, Truman State University, Index
— Honorable Mention: Rachel Ann Clements, Central Missouri State University, Muleskinne

General News Reporting
Winner: Tim Higgins, "Despairing for children's mental health, some parents give up custody," University of Missouri-Columbia, The Associated Press
— Second Place: Hannah Bergman, "Toledo takes aim at unpaid parking fines," University of Missouri-Columbia, The Toledo Blade
— Third Place (tie): Lindsay Hanson, "Battling the Beast: HIV," University of Kansas, The University Daily Kansan
— Third Place (tie): Hannah Bergman, "Legally married or not," University of Missouri-Columbia, The Toledo Blade

In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Ann Jo Bratton, "Hispanic dropout rate soars," University of Nebraska, Lincoln Journal Star
— Second Place: Nic Prenger and Annie Hall, "The Role of Jesuits in Higher Education," Creighton University, Creightonian
— Third Place: Michelle Burhenn, "Elusive Answers," University of Kansas, The University Daily Kansan
— Honorable Mention: Tim Higgins, "Carnahan's records slow to turn up at state archives," University of Missouri-Columbia, The Associated Press

Feature Writing
Winner: Matthew Hansen, "'It's Dick Cavett'," University of Nebraska, Lincoln Journal Star
— Second Place: Matthew Hansen, "A toast to the gridiron ghosts," University of Nebraska, Lincoln Journal Star
— Third Place: Adam Pracht, "Hiding in Plain Sight," University of Kansas, The University Daily Kansan

Sports Writing
Winner: David Brandt, "Staying Alive," Truman State University, Index
— Second Place: Matt Hallauer, "Coach Hudson resigns, Baker falls," Baker University, The Baker Orange
— Third Place: Dale Sweetnam, "Foorball field takes a beating," Truman State University, Index

Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The University Daily Kansan, University of Kansas
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper Newspaper (Published 2 to 4 times a week)
No awards given.

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper (Published less than twice a week)
Winner: Index, Truman State University
— Second Place: The Baker Orange, Baker University
— Third Place: The Creightonian, Creighton University

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Magazines

Magazine Non-Fiction Article
Winner: Matthew Hansen, "Super-sized Nation," University of Nebraska, Battle of the Bulge
— Second Place: Jerry Manter, "Educational Love," Missouri Southern State College, Crossroads: The Magazine
— Third Place: Jessica Lowe, "Traces of American Gothic," Truman State University, DetoursMagazine

Best Student Magazine (published once a year)
No awards given.

Best Student Magazine (published more than once a year)
Winner: Detours Magazine, Truman State University
— Second Place: 'Could Terror Strike Home?' magazine, University of Nebraska
— Third Place (tie): Crossroads: The Magazine, Missouri Southern State College
— Third Place (tie): Expressions, Central Missouri State University

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Photography

Spot News Photography
Winner: Dan Sem, "Antibiotic triggers severe reaction," Truman State University, Index
— Second Place: David Stonner, "This isn't going to hurt," Central Missouri State University, Muleskinner
— Third Place: No award given.

General News Photography
Winner: Luke Trautwein, "Budget woes worsen," Truman State University, Index
— Second Place: Dan Sem, "It helps to reconcile," Truman State University, Index
— Third Place: Dan Sem, "Poverty in Adair County," Truman State University, Index

Feature Photography
Winner: David Stonner, "Rebirth of a century," Central Missouri State University, Muleskinner
— Second Place: David Stonner, "Exploring butterflies," Central Missouri State University, Muleskinner
— Third Place: Dan Sem, "Portray with clay," Truman State University, ..

Photo Illustration
Winner: Dan Sem, "Growing Christmas Traditions," Truman State University, Index
— Second Place: David Stonner, "Safe at Second Base," Central Missouri State University, Muleskinner
— Third Place: No award given.

Sports Photography
Winner: Chris Machian, "Hockey," University of Nebraska at Omaha, Gateway
— Second Place: Maureen Ferry, "Bulls Rugby," Truman State University, ..
— Third Place: David Stonner, "Flying Start," Central Missouri State University, Muleskinner

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Radio

Radio Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Feature
Winner: Christine Ahrens, Bearcat Marching Band Feature, Northwest Missouri State University, KZLX-LP
— Second Place: Joey Stokes, Halloween Feature, Northwest Missouri State University, ..
— Third Place: Joey Stokes, Yultide Feast Feature, Northwest Missouri State University, ..

Radio In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Adam Hasan Ghassemi, "Student Fees," Drake University, KDCS
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Radio Sports Reporting
No awards given.

Radio Daily Newscast
No awards given.

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Television

Television Spot News Reporting
Winner: Richard Jordan, "No thank you for flu shots," University of Missouri-Columbia, KOMU-TV
— Second Place: No award given.
— Third Place: No award given.

Television General News Reporting
Winner: Andrea Burnett, "Celebration," University of Kansas, KUJH-TV
— Second Place: Kodi Tillery, "Mail Box Pipe Bombs," University of Kansas, KUJH-TV
— Third Place: No award given.

Television Feature
Winner: Justin A. Herndon, "Neverending War," University of Missouri-Columbia, KOMU News at Ten
— Second Place: Heather Attig, "Ticks," University of Kansas, KUJH-TV
— Third Place: Barry Loudis and Joy Larson, "Taxes," University of Kansas, KUJH-TV

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Marla Heiman, "Hunter at UIC," University of Missouri-Columbia, KOMU-NBC 8
— Second Place: Michael Bieve, "Agricultural Run-off Pollution," University of Kansas, KPTS-TV, Wichita
— Third Place: Janet Mason, "KU Employees," University of Kansas, KUJH-TV

Television Sports Reporting
No awards given.

Television News Photography
No awards given.

Television Feature Photography
No awards given.

Television Sports Photography
No awards given.

Television Daily Newscast
No awards given.

Television Non-Daily Newscast
No awards given.

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Online

Online Spot News Reporting
No awards given.

Online General News Reporting
No awards given.

Online Feature Reporting
No awards given.

Online In-Depth Reporting
No awards given.

Online Sports Reporting
No awards given.

Online Opinion and Commentary
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Newspaper
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Magazine
No awards given.

Best All-Around Online Student Broadcast Station
No awards given.

Best All-Around Independent Online Student Publication
No awards given.

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