The Rocket competes for prestigious Pinnacle Award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Rocket, the student newspaper at Slippery Rock University, has been nominated for a 2014-15 Pinnacle Award for Best Section Cover in the College Media Association's Best of Collegiate Design Competition.

Alex Mowrey, a 2015 communication graduate and former photo editor of The Rocket, and Karleigh Santry, a senior communication/emerging technology major from Lake City and current Rocket advertising manager, designed the nominated section cover that was featured on the front of The Rocket's "Sex and Love" special section.

The Pinnacle Awards are the association's highest competitive honor. The other finalists in the special section category are the University of Oregon and the University of California-Berkley. Award winners will be announced at the National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas October 31.