Northwestern State University’s 2014-2015 yearbook, Potpourri, is a first place winner


The American Scholastic Press Association recognized Northwestern State University’s 2014-2015 yearbook, Potpourri, as a first place winner in the category of college yearbook.

“Your yearbook shows excellence in the fields of writing, photography and page design and contains elements/sections of an effective yearbook that will be treasured for years to come,” according to the ASPA award letter.

Former Editor Jordan Smith directed a staff of 19 in producing the book. They included Associate Editor Jessie Gabor, Designer Nicholas Myers, Lead Photographer Karalee Scouten, Fall Copy Editor Olivia Martzell, Photographers Derrick Notice, Katelon Ramos and DeAna Meshell; Staff Writers Apryl Jenkins, Brian Cook, C.J. Webster and Kathleen Barkley; Writers/Photographers Chelsea Taylor and Emily Fontenot; Satellite Campus Writers Lisa Lee, Joy Hill and Jordan Creasey; Online Writer Vanessa Posey; Fall Social Media Director Alexis Reliford and Freshman Scholar Hunter Horton. NSU Photographer Gary Hardamon, photographers Chris Reich and Tra’Van Cooper also contributed to the book.

“I am very proud of the entire staff,” Potpourri Advisor Stephanie Masson said. “These awards recognize the hard work of everyone involved in the yearbook process at NSU.”

Potpourri is an independent student media organization. Students plan, design and produce the book. Coverage runs from February to February of each year, allowing the staff to feature many campus events.

The 2015-2016 Potpourri is in production and should be available in late April. Distribution dates and times will be announced.