Former Culver-Stockton student wins Pulitzer Prize
Thursday, April 21, 2011
CANTON, Mo. – Former Culver-Stockton student-athlete Mark Konkol was the recipient of the highest honor bestowed on journalists – the Pulitzer Prize.
Konkol attended Culver-Stockton College from 1991-1993 and was a member of the Wildcat football team.
Konkol and two others from the Chicago Sun-Times won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for their series on violence in Chicago neighborhoods. In an article posted on the Chicago Sun-Times website Konkol said “This is totally unexpected, and it’s a great thing. I’m glad that I worked with such great people, and it’s about time the Sun-Times got some recognition for the work we do every day.”
Konkol graduated from Western Illinois University in 1995.
To read the Pulitzer Prize winning stories can be found online at http://www.suntimes.com/pulitzer.
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