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Student Newspaper, Foghorn, Wins State Award from TAPME

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

Recently, the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors (TAPME) named the Del Mar College (DMC) campus newspaper, Foghorn, as the Best Non-Daily College/University Newspaper in Texas.


We have entered this competition in past years, but this is our first win. We are very proud of the Foghorn news staff as they continue to represent our student publications and Del Mar College brilliantly.
Robert Muilenburg, DMC associate professor of journalism

Muilenburg, along with DMC student editors Mark Young and Julieta Hernandez, attended the conference to accept the award. In that same category, Tarrant County College placed second while the University of Texas-Arlington placed third.

DMC journalism students oversee and write for the College’s two student publications––the campus newspaper, Foghorn, and magazine, Siren.

Participants at the TAPME conference include top editors, reporters and photographers from major newspapers across the state. The conference includes two awards for colleges: Best Daily Newspaper and Best Non-Daily Newspaper.

TAPME fosters the highest standards in journalism through professional development and support of student journalists. Consisting of news leaders from throughout the state, the organization offers a unique resource for Texas journalism.

For more information about TAPME, visit www.txapme.com.

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.