George Padgett, School of Communications, recently received First Place
in the 2007 Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story competition. The
$1,500 grand prize was awarded Nov. 3 during a luncheon at the
Hillerman Writers Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In
addition to the cash prize, Padgett received several copies of signed
Hillerman novels and short story collections. His winning story
“Hey Old Man, Why Do You Wait There?” will appear in the March 2008
issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine, cosponsor of the annual competition.