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El Don Receives National Award

What’s In a word? On Saturday November.1, el Don, the Santa Ana College newsletter, was officially inducted into The Associated Collegiate Press College Journalism Hall of Fame, the pinnacle of national recognition for college journalism, at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Kansas City. The el Don was the only college honored this year, and several staff members were on-hand to receive the award and participate in the conference, thanks to support from the Santa Ana College Foundation.

Also, former el Don news editor Martin Syjuco won the National College Writer of the Year Award for his writing and reporting on campus news. Martin also received a $500 check, which he can put to good use at Chapman University where he is now a student, according to Sylvia Turner, Dean, Fine and Performing Arts..

In addition, the California Newspaper Publishers Association named el Don as its First Place General Excellence Winner in the Two-Year College category at its annual Better Newspapers Contest. This marks the 7th consecutive year that Santa Ana College Journalism has received award.

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Dr. Julio Caceres

In his native Colombia, Dr. Julio Caceres was regarded as a prominent dentist and a union leader. As president of the state chapter of his national union, he became embroiled in challenges to the social security system. He was also on the union’s national leadership committee. Several harrowing events in an increasingly violent situation made it clear that his life was in danger. A hasty departure was necessary.

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