Colgan named grand award winner of first Anthology 2011

Flagler College senior Cal Colgan has been named the Grand Award winner of the first edition of Anthology, a new print publication produced by the college’s online newspaper, the Gargoyle.

The 2011 Anthology, which was released earlier this month, showcases communication and other Flagler students’ work in journalism, opinion, public relations and photography.

Colgan’s commentary on homelessness in St. Johns County, “Crippled by apathy, not compassion,” received the top score out of more than 60 submissions that were judged by six communication department faculty. He received a $100 scholarship and digital camera as the Grand Award winner.

Colgan is also co-editor of the online-only student publication.

Students received awards for news articles, public relation pieces, feature stories, commentaries, photo submissions and personal essays. Each category had a gold, silver and honorable mention distinction.

The Anthology was created in partnership with the Dow Advantage Public Relations, a student pre-professional group.

The Flagler College Gargoyle went online-only in 2010 and chose to publish the Anthology as a way to continue producing a print publication — one that would showcase student work — but still continue to focus on producing its award-winning website,

Grand Award: Cal Colgan, “Crippled by apathy, not compassion”

Full list of winners and stories:

Journalism – Features
Gold: Michael Isam, “Orange Park resident lived Jasmine Revolution”
Silver: Caroline Young, “Digital distractions while driving can endanger lives”
Honorable Mention: Mari Pothier, “New assistant basketball coach learns
lessons from Katrina”

Journalism – News
Gold: Emily Hoover, “King Street businesses speak out on construction”
Silver: Cal Colgan, “An advanced education”
Honorable Mention: Caroline Young, “Doc says diet fads may be more
harmful than healthy”

Public Relations
Gold: Brittany Hall, “Boy plays Santa to Orlando Children’s Hospital”
Silver: Brittany Hall, Press Release: Disney
Honorable Mention: Ryan Pando, Gargoyle campaign

Opinion – Commentary
Gold: Cal Colgan, “War creates violent behavior in our veterans”
Silver: Michael Newberger, “Guns! Commence Arguing”
Honorable Mention: Cal Colgan, “Democracy doesn’t end at the ballot box”

Opinion – Personal Essay
Gold: Eliza Jordan, “Everyone’s Got a Story to Tell”
Silver: Lauren Belcher, “Can’t fight this feeling…”
Honorable Mention: Caroline Young, “My very own civil war”

Photography – Single Photo
Gold: Luis Mark Gonzalez Jr., “Corey Harris”
Silver: Luis Mark Gonzalez Jr., “D-wreck”
Honorable Mention: Alexandra Maisch, “Street”

Photography – Photo Essay
Gold: Phillip C. Sunkel IV, “Jackson Holbrook”
Silver: Phillip C. Sunkel IV, “Flaming Lips”
Honorable Mention: Rob Schanz, “Jaguars game”

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