The Southern Colorado Press Club uses its Media Excellence awards to acknowledge outstanding achievements in TV/Radio, Print, Social Media, PR/Marketing, Development, and Graphic/Video/Design/Photography. These awards are presented at the annual Sheepdip Awards banquet in April.


carly-moore-media-excellence-tv-radioCarly Moore, Fox 21

Carly joined the FOX21 News team in June 2017. She is a proud Colorado native who grew up in Pueblo.

(Also nominated: Luis Ibarra, La Fiebre 94.7; Pat McGee, KBLJ/KTHN Radio in La Junta; Dan Boyce, CPR; JJ Valentine, Star Country; Phil Martinez, HeartRadio)


Jon Pompia, Pueblo Chieftain

Jon has been writing for The Chieftain since 1999. A general assignment reporter, he covers the Colorado State Fair and K-12.

(Also nominated: Luke Lyons, Pueblo Chieftain; John Rodriguez, Pueblo PULP; Tasha Brandstatter, freelance; Zach Hillstrom, Pueblo Chieftain)



CSU-Pueblo Foundation

CSU-Pueblo Foundation’s social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn) has grown 211% since July 2017. This is a direct result of consistent weekly posts of Scholarship Students, Alumni, Donors, Throwback Thursday photos from campus and inspirational quotes.

(Also nominated: CASA of Pueblo; Sommer Street, Pueblo Community Health Center; Austin White, Pueblo Chieftain)



Julie Rodriguez, Black Hills Energy

Julie was raised in Pueblo and is a proud alumna of Pueblo Central High School and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is the External Affairs Manager for Black Hills Energy with duties which include managing community relations, charitable giving, and communications. 

(Also nominated: Defining Moments, Parkview Medical Center; Dr. Donna Souder-Hodge, CSU-Pueblo Vision 2028)



Lillian Bui, Pueblo Zoo

Lillian led a robust $420,000 capital campaign to bring the DeBrazza’s Monkey exhibit to the Pueblo Zoo all while ensuring operational funding was maintained in a time of increasing salary costs. Ms. Bui’s campaign included grants, a direct one-on-one campaign, mailings, online fundraising and the inclusion of Board members in the fundraising process.

(Also nominated: Sammy Mutz, CSU-Pueblo Foundation, Give Day; Martha Simmons, PCC Foundation; Jimmy Diorio, Catholic Charities)


Tyler Lundquist, Media Center

Tyler works as a Digital Producer for The Media Center Inc. a marketing agency and production studio in Pueblo, Colorado. His role is to create new and interesting digital and print content for a wide array of clients. He’s produced documentaries, TV spots, live music events, industrial training films, drone aerial videography, non-profit donor campaigns, photo shoots, and sports coverage.

(Also nominated: Reesa Fitzpatrick, PBR; Judy McGinnis, Downtown Association; Zachary Allan, Pueblo Chieftain)