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Scholastic Media Associations

ALABAMA
Alabama Scholastic Press Association (ASPA)
Meredith Cummings, Director
The University of Alabama
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172
205-348-2772
Fax 205-348-2780
aspa.ua.edu
aspa@ua.edu
Officers: Melissa Dixon, president; Connie Nolen, vice president; Nikki Minoso, secretary; Erin Coggins, past president

Delivery Address:
The University of Alabama
Journalism Department
490 Reese Phifer
University Blvd. & Colonial Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

ALASKA
Alaska JEA (AJEA)

Gretchen Wehmhoff-Stoltze, director
P.O. Box 672395
Chugiak, AK 99567
907-688-0267
gretchen@alaska.net

ARIZONA
Arizona Interscholastic Press Association (AIPA)

Christine Brandell, president
1001 N. Central Ave., Suite 670
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-261-7655
602-261-7525 (fax)
http://www.azaipa.org/
christine.brandell@gilbertschools.net

Officers: Christine Brandell, president; Melanie Allen, vice president; Anna Horton, recording secretary; Jill Jones, communications director; Carmen Wendt, treasurer; Peggy Gregory, past president

ARKANSAS
Arkansas Scholastic Press Association (ASPA)

Allen Loibner, director
Pulaski Technical College
3000 W. Scenic Dr.
North Little Rock, AR 72118
501-812-2313
Fax 501-374-7509
aloibner@pulaskitech.edu
arkansasscholasticpress.org

Arkansas Journalism Advisers Association (AJAA)
Allen Loibner
Pulaski Technical College
3000 W. Scenic Dr.
North Little Rock, AR 72118
501-812-2313
Fax 501-374-7509
aspa@pulaskitech.edu
Officers: Anita Stafford, president; Duff Taylor, vice president; Judith Murray, secretary; Stephanie Emerson, treasurer

CALIFORNIA
California Journalism Education Coalition

http://caljec.wordpress.com/

California Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)
Steve Harvey, board member
384 Mira Mar Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90814
http://www.cspaworkshop.org/

Journalism Education Association of Northern California (JEANC)
Michelle Balmeo, president
c/o CNPA
2000 O St., Suite 120
Sacramento, CA 95811
jeanc@jeanc.org
http://jeanc.org
Officers: Michelle Balmeo, president; Sarah Nichols, past president; Randy Hamm, treasurer; Karl Grubaugh, secretary; Rachel West, president elect and membership chair

Northern Los Angeles JEA (NLAJEA)
Olga Kokino, president
University High School
11800 Texas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
okdelph@aol.com
310-478-9833 ext. 374

Orange County JEA (OCJEA)
Lindsay Safe, president
Sunny Hills High School
1801 Warburton Way
Fullerton, CA 92833
Lindsay.safe@gmail.com

San Diego County JEA (SDCJEA)
Tim Roberts, President
San Dieguito Academy
800 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
tim.roberts@sduhsd.net
760-944-5513

San Joaquin Valley Scholastic Press Association (SJVSPA)
Gary Rice, director
California State University at Fresno
Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
2225 E. San Ramon MF10
Fresno, CA 93740-8029
559-278-2026
grice@csufresno.edu

Southern California JEA (SCJEA)
Lacey Buidosik, president
Dorsey High School
3547 Farmdale Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
323-298-8400
LaceyCBuid@aol.com
http://socaljournalism.org/
Officers: Lacey Buidosik, president; Kimberly Messadieh, vice president; Adriana Chavira, secretary; Greg Vieira, treasurer Tri Counties JEA

Tri Counties JEA
Olga Kokino, president
University High School
11800 Texas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
okdelph@aol.com
310-914-3500

COLORADO
Colorado High School Press Association (CHSPA)
Jack Kennedy, executive director
9253 Sori Lane
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
303-550-4755
jpkjournalism@gmail.com
chspaonline.org
Officers: Karen Wagner, president; Justin Daigle, vice president/president elect; Carrie Faust, past president

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Academic Press Association (CAPA)
Robert Karl, president
Norwalk High School
Norwalk, CT 06851
203-838-4481
rkarl@capanow.com
http://capanow.com/
Members:  Connecticut journalism teachers and yearbook advisers
Officers: Robert Karl, Stephen Rexford

FLORIDA
Florida Scholastic Press Association Inc. (FSPA)
Wayne Garcia, director
University of Florida
College of Journalism and Communications
3410 Weimer Hall
P.O. Box 118400
Gainesville, FL 32611-8400
352-505-2925
fspa@jou.ufl.edu
http://www.jou.ufl.edu/fspa/
Officers: Joe Humphrey, president; Brit Taylor , vice president; Jill Maassen , past president

GEORGIA
Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA)
Joe Dennis, director
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
The University of Georgia
120 Hooper St.
Athens, GA 30602-3018
706-542-5022
Fax 706-542-7931
jodennis@uga.edu
http://gspa.squarespace.com/
Advisory Board: Elisha Boggs, Kristy Cates, Coni Grebel, David Ragsdale, Jon Reese, Debbie Smelley

IDAHO
Idaho Student Journalism Association (ISJA)
Barbara Thomas, secretary
Shelley High School
570 W. Fir St.
Shelley, ID 83274
bthomas@sd60.k12.id.us
208-357-7400 ext. 102
idahostudentjournalism.com
Officers: Barbara Thomas, secretary; Becky McGuyer, treasurer; Norma Kneese, JEA liaison

ILLINOIS
Eastern Illinois High School Press Association (EIHSPA)
Sally Renaud , director
Department of Journalism
2542 Buzzard Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 E. Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-7867
Fax: 217-581-7188
seturner@eiu.edu

Illinois JEA (IJEA)
Sally Renaud,   executive  director
Department of Journalism
Eastern Illinois University
2542 Buzzard Hall
600 E. Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-7867
Fax 217-581-7188
serenaud@eiu.edu
http://ijea.net/wordpress/
Officers: Sarah Doerner, president; John Gonczy, vice president; Dan Kerns, secretary; Susan Tantillo, treasurer.

IJEA Fall Conference
Lynn Holley, executive director
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Media
119 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
217-333-1508
Fax 217-333-7931
lholley@illinois.edu
http://media.illinois.edu/ijea/

Northern Illinois School Press Association (NISPA)
Dennis Brown, president
Huntley High School
13719 Harmony Road
Huntley, IL 60142
847-659-6600
dbrown@district158.org
nispaonline.org
http://www.nispaonline.org/
Officers: Dennis Brown, president;  Laura Smith, secretary; Karen Zajac, treasurer.

Scholastic Press Association of Chicago (SPAC)
Linda Jones, director
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
312-341-3813
Fax 773-779-9330
ljones@roosevelt.edu
spacchicago.tripod.com/
Officers: M. Joyce Spight, president; Chester Tylinski, secretary; Rhonda Berow, treasurer

Southern Illinois School Press Association (SISPA)
Laurie Bielong, Director
Belleville West High School
4063 Frank Scott Pkwy. W.
Belleville, IL 62223
618-222-7623
lbielong@bths201.org
web.mac.com/lbielong/iWeb/SISPA/SISPA.html

INDIANA
Indiana High School Press Association (IHSPA)
Diana Hadley, executive director
101 Branigin Blvd.
Shirk Hall
Franklin College
Franklin, IN 46131
800-852-0232
317-738-8199 (director)
Fax 317-738-8234
dhadley@franklincollege.edu
ihspa.franklincollege.edu
Officers: Rachel McCarver, president; Chad Tuley, past president; Nicole Wilson, president elect; Melissa Deavers, vice president; Robin Belinsky, secretary

IOWA
Iowa High School Press Association (IHSPA)

Paul Jensen, executive director
100 Adler Journalism Bldg., Rm. E346
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-2004
319-335-3455
Fax: 319-335-3989
samantha-havel@uiowa.edu (office manager)
www.ihspa.org/
Officers: Jonathan Rogers, president; Leslie Shipp, vice president for special projects; Merle Dieleman, vice president for operations; Kyle Phillips, secretary

KANSAS
Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City (JEMKC)
Eric Thomas, president
St. Theresa’s Academy
5600 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64113
816-547-8765
ethomas@stteresasacademy.org
http://jemkc.org/
Officers: Eric Thomas, president; Brad Lewis, vice president; Megan Hughes, secretary/treasurer

Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA)
Kara Lynch, interim executive director
University of Kansas
School of Journalism
Stauffer-Flint Hall
1435 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7575
785-864- 0605
staff@kspaonline.org
www.kspaonline.org
Officers: Jim McCrossen, president; Kathy Habiger, president-elect; Linda Drake, past president; Amy Morgan, secretary

KENTUCKY
Kentucky High School Journalism Association (KHSJA)
David Greer, administrator
101 Consumer Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-223-8821
Fax: 502-223-3867
dgreer@khsja.com
khsja.org

LOUISIANA
None

MARYLAND/DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Maryland-District of Columbia Scholastic Press Association (MDCSPA)

Marchelle Payne-Gassaway, executive director
P.O. Box 418
Mount Airy, MD 21771
301-831-0189
mdcspa@gmail.com
http://www.mdcspa.org/
Officers: Tim Hibberb and Gary Clites, co-presidents

MASSACHUSETTS
New England Scholastic Press Association
Helen F.  Smith, executive director
Boston University College of Communication
640 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
617-353-3478
phsmith@igc.org
blogs.bu.edu/nespa

MICHIGAN
Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA)
Jeremy Steele, executive director
Michigan State University
School of Journalism
404 Wilson Road, Room 305
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-6761
Fax 517-355-7710
mipa@msu.edu
http://www.mipamsu.org/
Officers: CE Sikkenga, president; Julia Ridgway Satterthwaite, first vice president; Sue Spalding, second vice president; Kim Kozian, secretary; Jesse McLean, treasurer

MINNESOTA
Journalism Educators of Minnesota (JEM)
Laurie Hansen, president
Stillwater High School
5701 Stillwater Blvd
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-351-8128
hansenl@stillwater.k12.mn.us
Officers: Laurie Hansen, president; Tim Dorway, vice president; Liz Keeling, secretary

Minnesota High School Press Association (MHSPA)
Logan Aimone, director
2221 University Ave SE, Suite 121
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-625-8335
Fax: 612-626-0720
mhspa@studentpress.org
studentpressblogs.org/mhspa/

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi Scholastic Press Association (MSPA)
Beth Fitts, director
Department of Journalism
University of Mississippi
103 Farley Hall
University, MS 38677
662-915-7150
Fax 662-915-7765
mefitts@olemiss.edu
www.yourmspa.com

MISSOURI
Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City (JEMKC)
Eric Thomas, president
St. Theresa’s Academy
5600 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64113
816-547-8765
ethomas@stteresasacademy.org
http://jemkc.org/
Officers: Eric Thomas, president; Brad Lewis, vice president; Megan Hughes, secretary/treasurer

Missouri Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA)
Anna M. Romero, director
Doris Barnhart, administrative assistant/treasurer
Missouri School of Journalism
76 Gannett Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-2422 or 573-882-6031
Fax 573-882-6031
romeroa@missouri.edu
barnhartd@missouri.edu
mipanews.org
Officers: Ben Merithew and Matt Schott, co-presidents; Stephanie Carey, vice president; Jennifer Higgins, secretary

Ozarks Publications Advisers (OPA)
Donna Fishel, president
Willard High School
515 E. Jackson
Willard, MO 65781
417-742-3524
Fax: 417-742-3667
dfishel@willard.k12.mo.us
Officers: Donna Fishel, president; Beverly Zieres, treasurer

Sponsors of School Publications of Greater St. Louis (SSP)
Mitch Eden, co-president
Kirkwood High School
801 W. Essex
Kirkwood, MO 63122
314-213-6110
Fax: 314-984-4412
edenmit@gw.kirkwood.k12.mo.us

Matt Schott, co-president
Francis Howell Central High School
5199 Highway N
St. Charles, MO 63304
636-851-5636
Fax: 636-851-4111
matthew.schott@fhsdschools.org
ssp-stl.org
Officers: Mitch Eden and Matt Schott, co-presidents; Priscilla Frost, vice president; Otto Schultejans, treasurer; Erin Moeckel, PR/secretary; Christine Stricker, webmaster

NEBRASKA
Nebraska High School Press Association (NHSPA)
Mary Kay Quinlan, executive director
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
College of Journalism
and Mass Communications
232 Andersen Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588- 0474
402-472-2557
Fax 402-472-8597
mquinlan2@unl.edu
http://nhspaonline.org/wordpress/
Officers: Cathy Davis, at-large representative; Janelle Schultz, treasurer; Bob Bair, communications director

NEVADA
Southern Nevada Society of Journalists (SNSJ)
Matthew LaPorte, co-president
Casandra Workman, co-president
Southwest Career and Technical Academy
7050 W. Shelbourne Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89113
702.799.5766 ext. 4076
matthewlaportesnsj@gmail.com
http://followsnsj.com//
Officers: Matthew LaPorte and Casandra Workman, co-presidents; Joshua Wikler, vice president/treasurer; Karen Provencal, secretary

NEW JERSEY
Garden State Scholastic Press Association (GSSPA)
Susan Everett, treasurer/conference registrar
78 Lincoln St.
Jersey City, NJ 07307
201-653-5480
everetts@earthlink.net
gsspa.org
Officers: Bill Allen, president; Stacy Gerst, vice president; Susan Everett, treasurer; Andi Mulshine and Hope Brand, secretaries

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Scholastic Press Association (NMSPA)
Rebeca Zimmermann, president
Highland High School
4700 Coal Ave. S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-265-3711 ext. 26033
zimmermann@aps.edu
https://sites.google.com/site/nmspaonline/home  
Officers: Rebeca Zimmermann, president; April van Buren, vice president; Agustin Kintanar, secretary; Lesley Valencia, treasurer

NEW YORK
Empire State Scholastic Press Association (ESSPA)
Sherri Taylor, director
Syracuse University
310 Newhouse One
Syracuse, NY 13244-2100
315-443-2626
Fax 315-443-3946
taylorsa@syr.edu
http://esspaspi.wordpress.com/esspa/

New York City Scholastic Press Association (NYCSPA)
Robert J. Schimenz
Queens Vocational and Technical High School
37-02 47th Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
718-937-3010 ext. 3012
rschime@schools.nyc.gov
www.nychsj.com/1.html

NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA)
Monica Hill, director
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
284 Carroll Hall, CB # 3365
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 -3365
919-962-4639
888-562-6276 (toll free)
Fax 919-962-0620
ibiblio.org/ncsma
ncsma@unc.edu

NORTH DAKOTA
Northern Interscholastic Press Association (NIPA)
Jeremy Murphy, Coordinator
School of Communication
University of North Dakota
P.O. Box 7169
O’Kelly Hall 220
Grand Forks, ND 58202
701-777-5054
Fax: 701-777-3090
Jeremy.Murphy@sendit.nodak.edu
und.edu/org/nipa

OHIO
Ohio Scholastic Media Association (OSMA)
Candace Perkins Bowen, executive director
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
201B Franklin Hall
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242
330-672- 8297
Fax 330-672-4064
cbowen@kent.edu
http://www.osmaonline.com/

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Scholastic Media (OSM/OIPA)
Kathryn Jenson White, executive director
395 W. Lindsey, Room 2545
Norman, OK 73019
405-325-2453
Fax: 405-325-7384
osm-oipa@ou.edu
jmc.ou.edu/osm-oipa/

OREGON
Northwest Scholastic Press (NWSP)

Karla D. Kennedy, executive director
University of Oregon
George Turnbull Center
70 NW Couch St., 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97209
503-412-3664
kkennedy@uoregon.edu

Oregon Journalism Education Association (OJEA)
Lisa Lacy, president
Tualatin High School
22300 S.W. Boones Ferry Road
Tualatin, OR 97062
lisaclacy@comcast.net
http://www.nwscholasticpress.org/category/ojea/
Officers: Lisa Lacy, president; Catherine Hampton, vice president; Scott Hohman, treasurer; Amy Jack, secretary; Erin Simonsen, past president

PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania School Press Association (PSPA)
Robert Hankes, president
P.O. Box 1092
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-226-8646
robert.hankes@gmail.com
http://paschoolpress.org/
Officers: Robert Hankes, president; Helen Fallon, vice president; Cyndi Hyatt, secretary; Carissa Pokorny-Golden, treasurer

SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina Scholastic Press Association (SCSPA)
Karen Flowers, director
University of South Carolina
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
600 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC 29208
803-777-6284
Fax 803-777-4103
flowersk@mailbox.sc.edu
schopres@mailbox.sc.edu
sc.edu/cmcis/so/scspa

SOUTH DAKOTA
South Dakota High School Press Association (SDHSPA)
Jessica Jensen, coordinator
Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
South Dakota State University
Yeager Hall – Rotunda Lane
PO Box 2235
Brookings, SD 57007
605-688-6515
Fax: 605-688-5034
jessica.jensen@sdstate.edu
www.sdhspa.com

TENNESSEE
Tennessee High School Press Association (THSPA)
Jimmy McCollum, director
Lipscomb University
Department of Communication
Ezell Center
One University Park Dr.
Nashville, TN 37204 -3951
615-966-5607
Fax: 615-966-1834
THSPA@Lipscomb.edu
tennpress.org/ 

TEXAS
Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI)
Mark Murray, executive director
PO Box 121092
Arlington, TX 76012
682-867-7321
info@atpi.org
atpi.org
Officers: Craig Coyle, president; Deanne Brown, Jeff Grimm, Dusty Parish, Dan Regalado, vice presidents; Bradley Wilson, past president

Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC)
Jeanne Acton, director
University of Texas
1701 Manor Road
P.O. Box 8028
Austin, TX 78713-8028
512-471-5883
Fax 512-232-7311
jeacton@mail.utexas.edu
http://www.uiltexas.org/journalism/ilpc

Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE)
Rhonda Moore, executive director
PO Box 5554
Austin, TX 78763-5554
W: 512-414-7539
moore.rhonda@att.net
www.texasjteachers.com
Officers: Susan Duncan, president; Cindy Berry, president-elect; Christine Davis, secretary; Mikyela Tedder, treasurer; Alyssa Boehringer, state director.

UTAH
Utah Journalism Educators Association (UJEA)
James Fisher, director
University of Utah
Department of Communication
255 S. Central Campus Dr., Rm. 2400
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0491
801-581-4399
Fax 801-585-6255
jnjfisher@aol.com

VIRGINIA
Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers (VAJTA)
Chris Waugaman, director
Prince George High School
7801 Laurel Spring Road
Prince George, VA 23875
cwaugaman@pgs.k12.va.us
http://www.vajta.org
Officers: Valerie Kibler, director; Erin Harris, associate director; Linda Mercer; Valerie Kibler, JEA state director

Virginia High School League Inc. (VHSL)
Lisa R. Giles, director of activities
1642 State Farm Blvd.
Charlottesville, VA 22911-8809
434-977-8475
Fax 434-977-5943
lgiles@vhsl.org
vhsl.org

WASHINGTON
Washington Journalism Education Association (WJEA)
Kathy Schrier, executive director
P.O. Box 24389
Seattle, WA 98124
206-979-3234
wjeaexecutivedirector@gmail.com
wjea.org
Officers (2012-2013): Chris Grasseschi, president/JEA state director; Kay Locey, vice president; Tom Kaup , secretary; Deb Kalina, treasurer; Vince DeMiero, past president

WEST VIRGINIA
United High School Media (UHSM)
Sandy Savage-York, coordinator
136C Communications Building
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
304-696-2736
Fax 304-696- 2732
mcclure@marshall.edu
http://www.marshall.edu/uhsm

West Virginia High School Journalism Teachers Association (WVHSJTA)
Gina Dahlia
West Virginia University
112 Martin Hall
PI Reed School of Journalism
PO Box 6010
Morgantown, WV 26506-6010
304-293-3505
Fax 304-293-3072
gina.dahlia@mail.wvu.edu

WISCONSIN
Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association (NEWSPA)

Barb Benish, executive secretary
Department of Journalism
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8696
920-424-7145
Fax 920-424-7146
benish@uwosh.edu
newspa@uwosh.edu
http://www.uwosh.edu/journalism/newspa
Officers: Sara Marquardt, president; Amy Karoses, Susan Carlson, Lucas Cleary, Jason Cummings, Rebecca Rozz, Emma Slowinski, Shannon Kuehmichel, Rebecca Rousseau and Aaron Ramponi, board members

WYOMING
Wyoming High School Student Press Association (WHSSPA)
Dawn Knudsvig, executive director
Arvada-Clearmont High School
1601 Meade Ave.
P.O. Box 125
Clearmont, WY 82835
307-758-4412
dknudsvig@shr3.k12.wy.us
http://whsspa.org/
Officers: Katherine Patrick, president; Lisa Gray, vice president; Greg Rohrer, treasurer; Polly Burkett, secretary