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Sandy Graham, 2014 Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:30+00:00 July 9th, 2014|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

Sandy Graham has parlayed a successful journalism career into grant writing for a beloved Colorado institution, the Children's Museum of Denver. While the transition may have surprised some people, Sandy saw it has an opportunity to use her research, interviewing and writing skills for a great cause. Despite only dabbling in small-time fundraising at her children's [...]

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2014 CPW High School Communications Contest Awards

By | 2016-09-09T17:39:52+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Competitions, High School Communications Contest|

Names in bold had entries in the national competition, and their placement (if any) is shown at the end of the line. Emily Anderson, Rocky Mountain High School, 2nd, Editorial, "Cost of college causes concern for Colorado" 2nd, Feature Story, "Make Way for the 5K" 1st, News Story, "Marking the Spot of Lost Innocence" — national: [...]

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Mary Alice Parmelee, 2013 Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:30+00:00 July 28th, 2013|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

An editorial innovator, inspiring leader, patience of a saint, the most ethical person I know, walks her talk, a big heart, extraordinary sense of humor. This is how colleagues and friends describe Mary Alice Parmelee, Colorado Press Women's 2013 Communicator of Achievement. The award, given annually, recognizes a member who exemplifies professional achievement, community service and [...]

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2013 CPW Scholarships

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:33+00:00 June 12th, 2013|Categories: College Communications Scholarship, Competitions|

Lee Ridley CPW has awarded a $1,000 scholarship in 2013 to Lee Ridley, a senior at Metropolitan State University in Denver. She carries a straight-A average with a major of social and mobile media journalism. As a nontraditional student, she has returned to college to pursue a second bachelor's degree and seek a career [...]

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Gay Porter DeNileon, 2012 Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:33+00:00 July 18th, 2012|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

We all know what two molecules of hydrogen and one of oxygen make. For Colorado's 2012 Communicator of Achievement Gay Porter DeNileon, H2O has made the main ingredient in her successful career. Graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor's degree in journalism, Gay landed a dream job that involved H2O in all its [...]

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2012 CPW Scholarships

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:33+00:00 June 29th, 2012|Categories: College Communications Scholarship, Competitions|

With 13 outstanding applicants for college scholarships in 2012, CPW decided to grant two awards. First-place winner, Avalon Jacka, received $1,000, and second-place winner, Kaitlyn Schlicht, received $500.   Avalon Jacka Avalon Jacka, a Colorado native, has completed her junior year at the University of Colorado. She is majoring in news-editorial journalism with a [...]

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Teresa Ford, 2011 Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:33+00:00 July 20th, 2011|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

When Teresa Ford completed her bachelor's degree in social science from Colorado State University she had absolutely no idea where to go with it. Puzzling over her future, the young graduate got advice from her husband of less than a year that reoriented her life and set her on an exciting, successful and fulfilling career path. [...]

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2011 CPW Scholarship

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:33+00:00 July 17th, 2011|Categories: College Communications Scholarship, Competitions|

Aliese Willard Aliese Willard, entering her junior year in 2011 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, has been awarded Colorado Press Women’s 2011 scholarship. Barbara Gigone, scholarship chair, said CPW board members chose Aliese for the $500 award for her educational background in journalism, high grades and her impressive community service record and [...]

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2011 CPW High School Communications Contest Awards

By | 2016-09-09T17:34:46+00:00 May 22nd, 2011|Categories: Competitions, High School Communications Contest|

Tess Halac, Rocky Mountain, 1st, Single-Page Layout, Front Page, Jan. 21, 2011 Cassa Niedringhaus, Rocky Mountain, 2nd, Single-Page Layout, "Day of Recognition" Joanie Lyons, Mountain Vista, 3rd, Single-Page Layout, "Perfect Act" Macy Morgan & Jack Reeves, Mountain Vista, 1st, Double-Truck Layout, "The Life After High School" Ricki Watkins, Montrose, 2nd, Double-Truck Layout, "I'm Stressing Out!" Macy [...]

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Ann Lockhart, 2010 Winner for Colorado and National Runnerup

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:33+00:00 July 17th, 2010|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

Name a major public health issue that made state or national headlines from the 1970s through the 1990s, and Colorado Press Women's Communicator of Achievement likely was in the midst of the brouhaha. During her 12 years as a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - and nearly 12 more years in [...]

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