Klipa Named 2009 Newsperson of the Year by Florida Farm Bureau

(Bradenton, Fla., November 16, 2009) — Jessica Klipa, public information coordinator at State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), was recognized by the SCF District Board of Trustees at a November meeting for being named 2009 Newsperson of the Year by the Florida Farm Bureau.

A former Bradenton Herald reporter, Klipa received the state award for educating the public through her news coverage of agricultural issues including last year’s salmonella scare. She was honored at the Florida Farm Bureau’s annual conference held in Daytona Beach in October.

Klipa earned her master’s degree in mass communications/journalism from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Pensacola Christian College.

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