Five Awards for The Penn Stater
—The story “Who Killed Betsy Aardsma?” from our September/October 2009 issue won a silver award in the “Feature Article Writing: University” category. That was a look at a 40-year-old campus mystery and the alumnus, Sascha Scucek ’99, ’07g, who is obsessed with solving it.
—The November/December 2009 issue won a silver award in “Writing: University Magazine,” and the January/February 2010 issue won bronze in “Writing: Magazines – Overall.”
—Our article about Ronald Mallett ’69, ’70g, ’73g, called “One Moment in Time,” from July/August 2009, took bronze in “Feature Article Writing: Professional Profile.” Mallett is a respected physicist who has devoted his career to trying to develop a time machine, so he can be reunited with his father, who died when Mallett was 10. (Spike Lee is making a movie about Mallett’s quest.)
—And we received “honors” (something a step below bronze, I guess) for the November/December issue in the “Magazines: Member Publications” category.
Interestingly, both of the award-winning articles mentioned above were written by the same person: Vicki Glembocki ’93, ’02g, our former senior editor and of our favorite freelancers.
Tina Hay, editor