Creighton Photographer Places Third in National Competition
Creighton University senior, Nick Gallo of La Vista, Neb., has won third place in feature photography in the Society of Professional Journalists’ National Mark of Excellence competition. This competition honors the best in student journalism across the nation. Gallo served as a photographer for the University’s award-winning student newspaper, The Creightonian. His winning photo captured the destruction of a house of cards built to resemble the Mike and Josie Harper Center for Student Life and Learning as part of the building’s dedication.
He also received the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication’s highest award, the David Haberman Award established by Omaha attorney Richard Jeffries, an alumnus, in honor David Haberman, J. D., professor emeritus and longtime chair. It goes to the senior whom the faculty feels best exemplifies Haberman’s qualities of unselfish service and ethics.
Gallo, who graduates May 16, plans to move to Los Angeles, to pursue a career in video, both pre- and post-production.