Gargoyle takes home 5 awards in Sunshine State Awards

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Gargoyle takes home 5 awards in Sunshine State Awards

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (08/21/2014)(readMedia) — The Gargoyle, Flagler College’s online newspaper, won five awards in the Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter’s 2014 Sunshine State Awards, including three awards for co-editor Alexa Epitropoulos.

Epitropoulos won first place in Best News Story (low-frequency papers), second place in Best Opinion Column and second place in Best Profile (low-frequency papers).

Other winners included first place for Sara Williamson in Best Video and second place for Ashley Goodman in Best Coverage of LGBT Issues. Williamson and Goodman are former editors and recent graduates.

Other students who received awards represented the University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, the University of North Florida, Eckerd College, and Florida Southern, among others.

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Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 29 majors, 34 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a grand resort built in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler, industrialist, railroad pioneer and co-founder of Standard Oil. The Ponce has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. For more on Flagler College, visit

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