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Three FHSU communication studies students win state communication awards
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Jessica Marston (left) and Macy Becker (right) accept second place awards at the annual Kansas Professional Communicators Awards Banquet in Salina. Marston, Becker and Melissa Galvez (not pictured) co-wrote a public relations campaign for FHSUs Campus Safe Initiative.

Three Fort Hays State University students were recognized at the Kansas Professional Communicators Conference and Awards Banquet on April 24, for their second-place finish in the public relations campaign competition.
Macy Becker, Cheney junior; Melissa Galvez, Garden City senior; and Jessica Marston, Great Bend senior, created “Now is the Time” for FHSU’s Campus Safe Initiative to raise awareness of gender-based violence and the campus resources available to students, faculty and staff.
Marston also received second place in Collegiate Writing-News for her story about one student’s reaction to the ebola outbreak and Hays Medical Center’s contingency planning. She also received second and third place in Collegiate Writing-Features for stories on the Envision Volcanes fundraising campaign for Volcanes Primary School and FHSU’s new president, Dr. Mirta Martin.
All three of Marston’s articles were published by Tiger Media Network during the summer and fall of 2014.
The North Dakota Professional Communicators judged more than 50 entries, and the 21 entries that recieved first place in the state contest will be judged in the National Federation of Press Women communications contest. Winners in the national contest will be recognized at the national conference Sept. 10 to 12, in Anchorage, Alaska.