Dave Cuillier wins 2006 GIFT competition
Dr. Dave Cuillier of the University of Arizona received the 2006 GIFT grand prize at the recent AEJMC convention in San Francisco. Cuillier's GIFT is titled "Finding That Dreamhouse Without FOI Nightmares: How to make access to public records relevant in reporting and law classes through a house and neighborhood document background search." Cullier received a plaque and a $100 check from the GIFT sponsors: Community College Journalism Association, Small Programs Interest Group and Scholastic Journalism Division. His GIFT and 24 other great ideas for teachers are included in a souvenir publication. Copies of the 2006 GIFT edition are still on sale for $10, or three for $25US (plus $3 each to cover postage and envelope). Limited copies of past GIFT publications are also on sale. To order the GIFT publications, send requests to . The non-profit GIFT program celebrated its 7th anniversary this year with 85 submissions in the spring; 25 were chosen to participate in the poster session at the summer convention with Cuillier being judged as the top GIFT scholar. More information about the GIFT program is on the official Web site at http://www.geocities.com/aejmcgift. GIFT photos from San Francisco can be viewed on a public Web album at http://www.photos.yahoo.com/aejmcgift.
Issues of Community College Journalist magazine available at companion online siteRead and download The Community College Journalist at the CCJA companion site, http://geocities.com/ccjanews. Article submissions for the next issue are now being accepted. Contact Dr. Edna Bautista, the editor, for more information.
2006 HOF luncheon held in San Francisco
John Neal added to CCJA Hall of FameDr. John Neal was inducted into the CCJA Hall of Fame Aug. 5, 2006, during the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in San Francisco. Two previous inductees, Dr. Steve Ames and Nils Rosdahl, were present at the event. The next Hall of Fame induction will be held during the College Media Advisers convention in 2007.