Three UNCP student publications win state awards


ThreeUNC Pembroke student publications from 2011 won 12 awards at the North Carolina College Media Association’s annual conference at Winston-Salem State University on February 18.


Dustin Porter and Nick Phillips of The Pine Needle

The Aurochs literary magazine won four awards: first place in the nonfiction category, second place in photography/art, and two third place awards for poetry and photography/art.

The Indianheadyearbook won six awards, finishing second overall in the best of show category and winning two third place and three honorable mention awards.

The Pine Needle newspaper won two awards: a third place award for sports writing and an honorable mention in the best of show category for online news delivery.  

Mark Canada, acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, praised the student accomplishments. “We're proud of these honors, of course, but we also are proud of our student publications in general. The Aurochs, Indianhead and Pine Needle provide our students with both outlets for their work and invaluable experience.”


  • The Aurochs - Rachel Young, first place, nonfiction, for “Blind Dates;” Jake Bayog, third place, poetry, for “My Bernadette;” Sarah Linn Frohlich, second place, photography/art, for “Lizard;” Chris Fisher, third place, photography/art, for “Arab Dhow on a Stormy Sea.”
  • Indianhead- Second place overall in the best of show category; Janna Blue, third place for copy and honorable mention for spread design; Joel Beachum, third place for photography; Maria Hockaday, honorable mention for student life copy; Emily Kline, honorable mention for sports copy.
  • The Pine Needle - Honorable mention for online news; Nick Phillips, third place for sports writing.


Indianhead crew - Anna Blue, editor, Shanetta Monk, section editor, and Lucy Marshman, photographer, and faculty advisor Sara Oswald