Southeastern Yearbook honored with top award
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – The latest edition of “Le Souvenir,” Southeastern Louisiana University’s student yearbook, earned a first place award from the American Scholastic Press Association for its ninth consecutive year.
The association presents the first place award for publications which are “outstanding overall examples of a scholastic publication in format, content and presentation.” The publication received 930 points on a 1,000-point scale, earning perfect scores in the categories of content presentation and general page design. Over 2,000 entries nationwide were reviewed by the judges.
“It’s nice to be recognized again for our work,” said Allyson O’Keefe of Metairie, a Southeastern graduate student in psychology who served as editor. “A great deal of work went into making the 2009 edition, and I think it came together nicely.”
O’Keefe was assisted by Patrick Costilow of Slidell, a senior in visual arts, who served as layout editor and who is serving as editor of the 2010 edition of “Le Souvenir.”
“I’m glad our book was acknowledged because we put so much work into it,” Costilow said. “For a yearbook that is run by a small staff, I think we have done really well for ourselves over the past several years.”
The 2009 edition was distributed in the fall. Students who have not received a copy may pick one up in the Student Publications office, Student Union 211A on weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The staffs of “Le Souvenir” have won nearly a dozen local, regional and national awards over the past decade. The yearbook is published through the Office of Student Publications under the guidance of Lee Lind, director of student publications, and Lorraine Favre, assistant director.