The Candor earns recognition from the Illinois College Press Association

The Candor earns recognition from the Illinois College Press Association
March 3, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

The Candor, the student newspaper at Benedictine University, won several awards at the recent Illinois College Press Association convention held February 22-23, 2008 at the Chicago City Centre in downtown Chicago. Katie A. Buell (Darien, Ill., Hinsdale South H.S.), the daughter of Joseph and Maureen Buell of Darien and a senior majoring in communication arts, received first place for her news photo of the grand opening of the Coal Ben, a trendy student gathering spot on the Benedictine University campus. Andrew James Schultz and Erin Renee O’Kane won first place in sports page design. Schultz (Carol Stream, Ill., Glenbard North H.S.), the son of Mark and Kathy Schultz of Carol Stream, is a senior majoring in communication arts. O’Kane (Naperville, Ill., Neuqua Valley H.S.), the daughter of James O’Kane of Naperville, is a sophomore majoring in communication arts. The Candor editor-in-chief Heather Ashley Nelson, Robert James Kasper and O’Kane received third place for feature page design. Nelson (Oswego, Ill., Christian Liberty Academy), the daughter of Leslie and Jeannine Nelson of Oswego, is a senior majoring in communication arts. Kasper (Frankfort, Ill., Lincoln-Way East H.S.), the son of Robert and Catherine Kasper of Frankfort, is a freshman majoring in health science. Nelson and her sister Holly Christine Nelson, a graduate of Christian Liberty Academy and a sophomore majoring in nutrition, shared an honorable mention for the classified section in three Fall 2007 issues; and O’Kane also won third place for her in-house promotional ad titled “You Can’t Put Beer Pong On Your Resume.” Photographer Chi Lan Nguyen (Carol Stream, Ill., Glenbard North H.S.), the son of Sinh L. Nguyen and Lan Tran of Carol Stream, took fifth place in the “Shoot Chicago” contest sponsored by the Chicago Tribune. The Candor took home three awards for work done by former editor-in-chief Noorjabeen Naseer, the daughter of Syed and Zubaidunnisa Naseer of Wheaton and a 2007 Benedictine University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts. Nasser received third place for an in-house promotional ad, third place for a feature story and an honorable mention for a spot news photo. The Candor also received second place in General Excellence for its overall content and coverage. Past issues of The Candor are available online at www.ben.edu/candor.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.