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Grassburr 06-07 Honored by Taylor Yearbooks

The Tarleton State University yearbook staff has been honored by Taylor Publishing Company of Dallas with an Honorable Mention in the 2008 Yearbook Yearbook.

Tarleton has been awarded this recognition several times during the past five years. The editor of the 06-07 Grassburr is Kayce Neal. The advisor is Jim Looby, Director of Student Publications.

"I'm thrilled at this honor," said Neal. "The recognition of the hard work by our staff is wonderful."

Looby echoed Neal's comments.

"The student staff work at an impressive pace," Looby said. "Any time that our students are recognized outside of our Tarleton family is especially gratifying.

Each year, Taylor recognizes less than 10 percent of yearbook programs with this special recognition. Featured yearbooks are selected by an independent panel of judges that look at design, photography, writing and covers.

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Grassburr Staff Receives Six Awards at TIPA

(College Station) -- The staff of The Grassburr, Tarleton State University's award-winning yearbook, brought home six awards from the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention.

The yearbook staff received four first-place and two honorable mention awards at the convention for the 2007 Grassburr, which was conducted in College Station, said Jim Looby, director of student publications at Tarleton.

"These are outstanding awards," Looby said. "The Grassburr staff has taken tremendous strides forward this year and the recognition from TIPA confirms that Tarleton has one of the best yearbook programs in the state."

In the Grassburr's division, the staff received the following awards: first place cover design, first place feature photo to Kayce Neal, first place action photo to Megan Young, and first place sports feature photo to Megan Young. Neal received an honorable mention for opening section copy. The staff received an honorable mention for overall excellence.

The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association is the oldest and one of the largest collegiate press associations in the United States. The organization's members are two- and four-year institutions.