Two students from Multnomah's journalism department were recently rewarded for their writing talents. Mike Richeson and Emily Kurtz, whose articles frequent Multnomah's student newspaper, The Voice, were recognized for their superior writing abilities.
The Evangelical Press Association (EPA), which has a membership of over 300, awarded two scholarships this year as part of their competitive scholarship program. One of the scholarships, in the amount of $1500, was awarded to Multnomah student Mike Richeson. Along with the scholarship, Richeson will be featured in a write-up in the EPA's newsletter, and will have his resume circulated to each of the EPA's members. Richeson will graduate from Multnomah in the spring of 2005.
Multnomah's journalism department also submitted articles into the Oregon Newspaper Publishing Association’s (ONPA) Collegiate Division competition. Emily Kurtz was awarded second place in the "feature stories" category with a story entitled, "Women in the Military Lack Strength." Kurtz serves as the news editor on The Voice and will be graduating in the winter of 2004.
Richeson received honorable mentions from the ONPA for "best writing," in which he received third place, and "review," in which he received second place for a review on "The Passion." In addition, Multnomah's paper, The Voice received an honorable mention in the "general excellence" category with a third place ruling.