Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown, an Elon student who is serving in
Iraq with the U.S. Army Reserves, won top honors in the
Army's journalism competition.
Hemmerly-Brown is a journalism major who was deployed to the
Middle East in June 2006 as a member of the U.S. Army
Reserves 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. As a public
affairs specialist, she writes stories, takes photographs,
produces a newspaper and works with members of the news
In the Army's annual Keith L. Ware Journalism
competition, Hemmerly-Brown was named Print Journalist of the
Year, took first place for feature stories and second place
for both photojournalism and stand-alone photo.
Judging for the 2006 Keith L. Ware Journalism Awards
Competition was conducted in late February and early March of
2007 in the Washington, D.C., metro area. A panel of 22
professionals from the commercial media, academia, Department
of the Army Public Affairs and the Department of Defense
Public Affairs community reviewed more than 600 entries in
print and broadcast categories. Winning entries in each
category are eligible to compete in the Department of
Defense Thomas Jefferson Awards Program.
Hemmerly-Brown wrote a
special blog for the Elon community during her
deployment, which can be found on the E-Cast section of
Click here for her blog entry that describes the awards
and her recent promotion to sergeant.
Hemmerly-Brown is from Blue Hill, Maine, and is the daughter
of Jane and Daniel Hemmerly-Brown.
Many of Hemmerly-Brown's articles from Iraq can be found
on the Web. Here is a sampling: