|SOUTHEASTERN YEARBOOK HONORED FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR
HAMMOND – For the third consecutive
year, Southeastern Louisiana University's yearbook, Le Souvenir, has been
recognized with a first place award by the American Scholastic Press Association
in New York.
The 2003 yearbook earned a total of
945 out of a possible 1,000 points in the competition, which included yearbooks
from Michigan State University, American University, Northwestern State
University and Lehigh University. Besides the first-place evaluation, the
2003 Le Souvenir earned perfect scores in content presentation and general
"This year our veteran staff challenged
themselves and our publisher to produce a visually stunning effort that
represents, the department and the University in a professional and high
quality manner," said Matthew Tarver, director of Student Publications.
"Southeastern's yearbooks are becoming
known nationally for creating yearbooks that display innovative graphic
design and photography."
Southeastern graduates Lee E. Lind
of Hammond, Sanela Osmanovic of Bosnia and Morgan Belak of Lutcher served
as editor, assistant editor and graphic designer, respectively.
"Having students from different majors,
backgrounds and age groups has helped our department represent the Southeastern
student body as a whole," said Tarver. “This year our two graduate assistants,
Lee and Sana, worked diligently and patiently with the other staff members
to develop the book from concept to completion. They were really student-mentors
"The staff worked extremely hard to
put this book together in way that would represent Southeastern well while
also incorporating new and exciting trends in print media," said Lind.
"I believe we benefited greatly from
the diverse background our student staff has. Ech student who worked on
this book brought something unique to the overall effort."
In 2002, the Le Souvenir earned a first
place award with 945 points and was recognized as the "Best Modern Look
College Yearbook" by the ASPA.
In 2001, the Le Souvenir placed first
with 850 points and recorded scores of excellence in content presentation,
general page design, general photography and creativity.