Wendel Sloan, Clovis Media Inc. columnist and director of media relations at Eastern New Mexico University, won six awards in the statewide 2013 communications contest sponsored by the New Mexico Press Women at an awards banquet Saturday in Albuquerque.
Sloan won first place for humorous columns with one about upcoming college graduates needing to be realistic and practice their Dumpster diving, and another about asking an email con artist to send him her bank account and Social Security numbers so that he could wire funds.
Sloan won second place for general columns and third place in opinion columns.
As director of media relations at Eastern New Mexico University, Sloan also won first place for website editing, second place for television advertising and third place in the news release category.
Sloan's two first-place awards will advance to the national competition, sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women, in August in Salt Lake City, Utah.