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Texas State student SPJ chapter honored at national conference

Date released: 09/18/03

SAN MARCOS – The student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at Texas State University-San Marcos has been honored as National Chapter of the Year.

The Texas State SPJ chapter had already won the Regional Chapter of the Year award when the national designation was announced at the national Society of Professional Journalists conference in Tampa, Fla., September 13. Chapter president Alexis Patterson and faculty advisor Kym Fox were present to accept the honors.

The Texas State chapter was recognized for outstanding outreach efforts to students across disciplines and also for recruiting students from regional high schools into journalism studies.