The Aztec Press team can add two more awards to the newsroom wall of honors.
The Society of Professional Journalists awarded the newspaper first place as best non-daily newspaper in its Region 11 Mark of Excellence award on April 30. The annual contest recognizes the best in college journalism.
Published work from 2015 issues was judged against publications in Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii.
The paper will now compete with winners from the other 11 regions in the national competition, with finalists announced this fall.
Exiting editor-in-chief Jamie Verwys was awarded second place in Community Public Service reporting in Arizona Press Club competition. Her series was about Pima Community College’s history of transparency with the media and PCC police reports.
-By Jamie Verwys