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January 2016

Discussion on Gender Equity

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Categories: Events|

Colorado Press Women started the new year with a program on"Exploring gender equity for professional women in journalism and mass communications in Colorado." We used this gathering to launch a conversation about how far women have come in our members' professions, how far we have to go, and how we can "lean in" to level the [...]

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July 2015

Barbara “Bobbi” Gigone, 2015 Colorado and National Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29+00:00 July 18th, 2015|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

In a wide-ranging career spanning more than 40 years, Barbara "Bobbi" Gigone compiled an impressive list of "firsts." First regular female news reporter at the Boulder (Colorado) Daily Camera First public information officer for Boulder County First director of the county's newly formed Department of Community Services In addition to her professional achievements, Bobbi has given [...]

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July 2014

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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May 2014

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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July 2013

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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June 2013

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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July 2012

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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June 2012

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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July 2011

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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