Wins Top National Honors
editor of UNC Pembroke's yearbook, Sarah-Lynn Brown said she learned
something about the creative process.
"The theme came
to me over time," Ms. Brown said. "It took a lot of brainstorming and
just going at it and at it," the Fayetteville native said. "Then, all
of a sudden I had it."
What the senior
art major had was an award-wining idea for the 2000 Indianhead. This
spring it was awarded the All-Columbia Scholastic Press Association's
silver medal for overall excellence and top awards in the areas of concept
It is the first
time in recent history the yearbook took two top honors.
Ms. Brown learned
that creativity is "95 percent perspiration and five percent inspiration,"
said yearbook advisor Sara Oswald.
"Sarah has a lot
of talent for visual images, and she is also an excellent writer," Ms.
of talent may not be the most common package, but Ms. Brown has nurtured
both talents in her undergraduate career. The art major graduated in
2000 but returned this year to finish a second major in English.
Besides three years
on the yearbook staff, she also wrote and sketched comic strips for
the school newspaper. This year Ms. Brown also won an ADDY Rising Star
award for her advertising designs.
"I think as a total
package this is the best yearbook in the 12 years I have been here.
No, it is by far the best," Ms. Oswald said.
The theme of the
208-page yearbook was "Endless Flight," signifying the university's
progress over time. A spiral staircase design was repeated in each section
and the university's prominent flights of stairs were used as photo
props for group pictures.
The theme also worked
as a 20th century historical retrospective, which Ms. Brown wrote and
Ms. Brown said she
will pursue a career in advertising and design after graduation.
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