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Two students win Sepulveda Journalism Award

Ben Tarhan and Chad Cooper each won $1,000 scholarships in the 3rd annual Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda Journalism Education Award.

The students used the scholarships toward a two-night stay in New York City to attend the College Media Association's 2014 media conference from March 12-15. Tarhan, a senior computer engineering major, has written for The Spectrum since his freshman year and is currently senior sports editor. Cooper, a sophomore business administration major, has a passion for photojournalism and is currently a Spectrum photo editor. Jospeh Konze, a senior communication major, won an honorable mention and had his $110 conference registration fee paid.

Over 1,000 journalists, journalism professors and students attended the four-day media convention. Students met and mingled with professionals from and talked to colleagues and professors engaged in student media from across the country.

Twelve Spectrum editors attended the conference with adviser, Jody Biehl, who participated in the sessions and led a group of students and advisers on a tour of Pro-Publica.

The Sepulveda Award is made possible by the generosity of Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda, who received her BA from UB in English and Theater and is currently the executive in charge of publicity for the Screen Actors Guide Awards.