Campbell University's campus newspaper, "The Campbell Times," took home awards for best news and sports sections, editorial cartoon and overall excellence at the 2006 Association for Christian Collegiate Media competition.
A weekly student publication, the "Times" took second-place honors in the categories of Best News Section and News Story and Opinion Writing and third-place honors in Best Sports Section, Editorial Cartoon and Sports Writing. The paper also got an honorable mention for feature writing. However, the most outstanding win was a second-place in Overall Excellence, besting all but one of the national contest competitors.
"Our staff consistently works hard to create the best product possible," said Melissa Lilley, editor in chief of the newspaper. "These awards honor that dedication."
An affiliate of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Association of Christian Collegiate Media strives to provide a positive atmosphere and professional standards of performance rooted in the Judeo-Christian ethic, upon which journalistic truth and balance should be based.
Members of the Editorial Staff of "The Campbell Times" include: Melissa Lilley, editor in chief; Tiffany Dorrin, designer and entertainment editor, Nancy Chang, copy editor, Courtney Willey, cartoonist and sports editor, Aaron Thomas, life editor, and Phillip Graham, circulation. Members of the campus staff include: Rachel Haskins, editor, and campus writers Lindsay Fletcher, Laura Hunt, Raelynn Miller, Brandon Bridges and Sarah Beasley.