Clarke Student Magazine ‘Catalyst’ Receives National Honors

posted on January 7, 2011

Five staff members of Clarke University’s student-produced magazine, “Catalyst,” were recently recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for their work on the publication’s 2010 issue. The Clarke students received a total of nine awards in the competition that boasts almost 9,500 entries. The 2010 award-winning Clarke Catalyst can be viewed on-line at

The awards included: 

  • Molly McCormick; senior communication major; Dallas Center, Iowa:
    • Third place in the “Fiction/Humor” category for her story, “A Field Guide to Clarke Students”
  • Beatrice Schares; senior art major; Plattsburgh, New York:
    • First place and third place in the “Illustration That Complements the Accompanying Piece” category for her depiction of the “hard studier” and the “jock,” respectively
    • Third place for in the “Illustration Portfolio” category for the images accompanying the story “A Field Guide to Clarke Students”
  • Lindsey Wilson; senior art major; Dubuque, Iowa:
    • First place in the “Single Page Design” category for layout of “Campus Life: Under the Microscope”
    • Second place in the “Page Design” category with Erin Cowan
  • Erin Cowan; senior communication major; Stockton, Ill.:
    • Third place in the “Single Photo That Illustrates and Complements the Content of the Accompanying Piece”  category for a photo from the Dubuque Multicultural Center
    • Third place in the “Special or General Interest Magazine Portfolio of Work” category for her photos of Door County. 
    • Second place in the “Page Design” category with Lindsey Wilson
  • Evan Stickfort; junior art major; Holy Cross, Iowa:
    • Third place in the “Illustration” category for the “Clarke Bloopers” story

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awards publications annually based on merit. Participants include colleges and universities from four different countries including the United States, Canada, South Korea, and Spain. The association was founded to unite student editors and faculty advisers in order to work with them to produce student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, and on-line media. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association is owned by Columbia University and operated as a program affiliated with its graduate school of journalism.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.      


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