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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 3/3/04
      HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana University yearbook staff has been recognized by Taylor Publishing Company with an Award of Excellence honoring its accomplishments in yearbook design and coverage.
      Selected by judges as among the best yearbooks, the 2003 “Le Souvenir,” is featured in the “2004 Yearbook Yearbook.” The book was edited by graduate students Lee E. Lind of Hammond and Sanela Osmanovic of Sarajevo, Bosnia.
      “Taylor Publishing’s ‘Yearbook Yearbook’ is the premier yearbook-specific design annual,” said its editor Clif Palmberg. “Across the country, thousands of yearbook advisers, editors and designers use this publication for design ideas. The schools featured are some of the trend-setters of the industry.”
      “This latest award illustrates that cooperation, hard work and commitment to a job can produce success,” said “Le Souvenir” adviser Matt Tarver, director of student publications. “The students who worked on this yearbook overcame many unexpected obstacles and combined their talents to produce what is regarded as one of the best yearbooks in Southeastern history. They have done a wonderful job capturing life on and around campus and are continuing to make Southeastern known for its student publications.” 
      Yearbooks published by Taylor for the 2002-2003 academic year were evaluated for excellence in cover design, theme development and page design. Taylor Publishing recognizes only the top five percent of yearbook staffs for outstanding yearbook achievement.
      “The Award of Excellence is given each year to a small percentage of yearbook staffs nationwide that demonstrate excellence in yearbook creation,” said Mike Taylor, marketing manager at Taylor Publishing. “We applaud these staffs for their outstanding work and support their efforts in scholastic journalism.”
      Last year, the 2002 “Le Souvenir” was a semifinalist for citation in “Yearbook Yearbook,” and, in 2000, placed second for cover design. Recent yearbook have also won honors from the American Scholastic Press Association and the National College Media Advisers Conference.