Terri Hahn selected 2010 Communicator of Achievement
Grand Island Independent features editor Terri Hahn (far left) was named the 2010 Nebraska Press Women Communicator of Achievement (COA) at the group's fall convention Oct. 9 in Red Cloud. Making the presentation was Cheryl Alberts Irwin (right).
An NPW member for 16 years and an NFPW member for 20 years, Hahn will represent Nebraska at the organization's national convention Sept. 8-10 in Omaha/Council Bluffs.
Hahn has served as NPW president, vice president, historian, newsletter editor and will serve the next two years as publicity director. The past two years she was on the NPW President's Advisory Board.
Grand Island Independent features editor since 1993, Hahn edits and designs daily community news pages as well as a weekly food section, weekly lifestyle and entertainment sections.
From 1989-1993 Hahn was news editor at the Dodge City (Kan.) Daily Globe. While working there she served as president of the Dodge City Media Pros, a local affiliate of Kansas Press Women (KPW) and was on the KPW board of directors.
A native of Oshkosh, Hahn graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with degrees in interior design and journalism.
Candidates for the Communicator of Achievment award are nominated by NPW members for exceptional achievement in the communications field, service to NPW/NFPW, and service to their communities. The COA award is the highest honor bestowed by NPW.
Terri Hahn with past COAs (back from left) Lori Potter, Andrea Cranford, Ruth Brown, Martha Stoddard, Judy Nelson, Mary Pat Finn-Hoag; (front from left) Barb Micek, Hahn, Joan Burney and Cheryl Alberts Irwin, at the Palace Lounge and Steak House, Red Cloud.
Past State Achievement Award Recipients
2009 Martha Stoddard, Lincoln
2008 Barb Micek, Fullerton
2007 Dr. Ruth Brown, Lexington
2006 Cheryl Alberts Irwin, Lincoln
2005 Glennis Nagel, Kearney
2004 Dorothy Fryer, Norfolk
2003 Barb Batie, Lexington
2002 Marianne Beel, Valentine
2001 Mary Pat Finn-Hoag, Norfolk
2000 Mary Bargman Crawford, Alliance
1998 Andrea Cranford, Lincoln
1997 Sue Fitzgerald, Lexington
1996 Gwen Lindberg, West Point
1995 Lori Potter, Kearney
1994 Evelyn Aufdenkamp, Clay Center
1993 Karen Stansbery, Brule
1992 Joan Burney, Hartington
1991 Mary Ann (Koch) Blackledge, North Platte
1990 Jill Claflin, Lexington
1989 Vicki Miller, Lincoln
1988 Judy Johnson, West Point
1987 Marj Marlette, Lincoln
1986 Judy Nelson, Lincoln
1984 Lois Lambley, North Bend
1982 Dr. Wilma Crumley, Lincoln
1981 Joan Burney, Hartington
1980 Marianne Beel, Valentine
1979 Lilly Frels, Hershey
1978 Lilas Thomas, Ogallala
1967 Helen Green, Fairbury
1961 Velma Price, Newman Grove
1958 Norma Carpenter, Lincoln
National Communicators of Achievement from Nebraska
1993 Joan Burney, Hartington
1985 Lois Lambley, North Bend