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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

    April 5, 2016

    Tower Yearbook nabs another national honor

    Northwest Missouri State University’s Tower Yearbook has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 yearbook compendium “Ideas that Fly,” a Herff Jones publication that showcases the best in yearbook creativity and technical quality from the previous academic year.

    The 2015 Tower was one of just five college yearbooks selected for inclusion, and it is the second consecutive year Tower has been included in the book.

    More than 1,000 yearbooks are submitted for inclusion each year from high schools and colleges across the country.

    According to Bruce Hartley, director of marketing for Herff Jones’ Yearbook Division, the book includes yearbooks that possess top-notch coverage, design, themes and photography.

    “It is a high honor to be included in ‘Ideas the Fly,’ and the final decisions are always difficult,” Hartley said. “Thousands of yearbook staffs will use your great ideas to spark their own creative ideas for their 2017 yearbooks and beyond.”

    Director of Student Publications Steven Chappell, who advises Tower, said the book’s inclusion was just the latest in a long string of awards for Tower.

    “The yearbook has been a continued presence on the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker finalist list, and this honor further demonstrates our students produce good journalism at a nationally recognized level,” Chappell said.

    Editor-in-Chief Kelsey Schriver, who is finishing her third year leading the yearbook and will graduate this spring, has excelled time and again with her work, Chappell said.

    “Kelsey has produced three quality yearbooks,” Chappell said. “Her last two were both Pacemaker finalists and made the pages of ‘Ideas that Fly.’ Her last yearbook, which begins distribution next week, will, I’m sure, be recognized as well for its quality.”

    The 2016 Tower yearbook, with the theme “Things Change,” will be available for pickup by students who opted into the annual yearbook fee. The book will be distributed, beginning Monday April 11, at points on campus and at the Student Publications office in Wells Hall 50. Students who opted out of the fee but would still like a copy may still purchase a yearbook for $37.50.


    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
    mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

    Northwest Missouri State University
    215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468