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Society Recognizes Outstanding Chapters, Members at Convention Closing Banquet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/28/2000


Contacts: Sarah A. Shrode, SPJ communications director, 614/233-7588

ADAM’S MARK HOTEL, COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Society of Professional Journalists awarded its chapter awards and other special honors Saturday night at the President’s Installation Banquet of the 2000 SPJ National Convention.

The 1999-2000 winners are:

Regional Director of the Year (tie): Region 1 Director Irwin Gratz and Region 8 Director Todd Gillman

Howard Dubin Outstanding Pro Chapter Member Award: Ron Miskoff of New Jersey Pro Chapter (large chapter) and John McWhorter of the Farthest North Pro Chapter (small chapter)

Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award: Gary Rice of Southwest Texas State University

Julie Galvan Outstanding Campus Chapter Member Award: Meggan Everidge of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fellows of the Society: Diane Rehm, Leonard Pitts and Nat Hentoff

Circle of Excellence Awards:

First Amendment and Freedom of Information activity: Minnesota (large) and New Jersey (small)
Campus Relations and Scholarship Activities: Forth Worth (large) and San Antonio (small)
Minority Relations and Activities Promoting Diversity Among Journalists: San Diego and Connecticut (tie for large) and San Antonio (small)
Professional Development and Continuing Education Programs: Western Washington (large) and Brazos Valley (small)
Chapter Newsletters: San Diego (large) and West Virginia (small)
Outstanding Chapters

Large Pro — San Diego
Small Pro — San Antonio
Campus — The University of Iowa
Regional Outstanding Chapters

LARGE PRO
Region 1 — Connecticut Pro
Region 2 — Washington D.C.
Region 3 — South Florida Pro
Region 4 — Detroit
Region 5 — Indiana
Region 6 — Minnesota
Region 7 — Kansas City
Region 8 — no winner
Region 9 — Colorado Pro
Region 10 — Greater Oregon
Region 11 — San Diego
Region 12 — no winner

SMALL PRO Region 1 — New Jersey
Region 2 — Virginia Pro
Region 3 — East Tennessee Pro
Region 4 — West Virginia Pro
Region 5 — Michiana Pro
Region 6 — Madison Pro
Region 7 — Kansas Pro
Region 8 — San Antonio Pro
Region 9 — Utah Pro
Region 10 — William O. Douglas
Region 11 — Inland Southern California
Region 12 — Arkansas Pro

CAMPUS
Region 1 — Syracuse University
Region 2 — University of Maryland
Region 3 — University of Miami
Region 4 — Ohio University
Region 5 — Indiana University-Bloomington
Region 6 — St. Cloud State University
Region 7 — University of Iowa
Region 8 — Southwest Texas State University
Region 9 — Colorado State University
Region 10 — University of Oregon
Region 11 — San Diego State University
Region 12 — University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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