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Student wins Society of Professional Journalists award

August 23, 2012

Hunter Thompson has been recognized by The Society of Professional Journalim for his work as a Rocky Mountain Collegian photographer.

'Caitlan Stem,' by Hunter ThompsonRecognized twice

The Society of Professional Journalists has recognized Rocky Mountain Collegian photographer Hunter Thompson for winning the Mark of Excellence National First Place Award in the category, “Photo Illustration, Four-Year College/University.” Thompson was also selected as a national finalist in the category, “Breaking News Photography, Four-Year College/University.”

This year student journalists submitted more than 4,000 entries.

To be honored in Florida

Thompson will be honored at the National Excellence in Journalism 2012 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Sept. 20-22. He is currently the Visual Managing Editor for the Rocky Mountain Collegian.