ROCK ISLAND—Patrick Manser, a resident of Elburn and a junior at Augustana College, was recently chosen as a winner in the Illinois College Press Association’s (ICPA) annual journalism competition. Manser received first place in the sports feature story category. Manser is a regular contributor to Augustana’s weekly newspaper, the Augustana Observer, and is majoring in multimedia journalism and business administration-advising.
Manser and nine other student journalists from Augustana broke a school record by earning 17 awards, including five first-place awards, from the ICPA. The awards recognize the variety of skills, including writing, photography, design and multimedia reporting, that the students exhibit in their work.