Friend of NIE Award

The Friend of NIE Award is presented annually by FPES in recognition of an individual or organization that has helped to further FPES’ goal of promoting literacy by using the newspaper as an educational resource.

The Friend of NIE Award is presented at the annual Florida Press Association/Florida Society of News Editors Convention.

2016: Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Friend of NIE 2016
Sky Roberts and Kellie Gilmore of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital accepted the 2016 Friend of NIE Award from FPES President Jodi Pushkin.

2015: Tampa Bay Rays

David Egles and Jamie Patterson of the Tampa Bay Rays accepted the 2015 Friend of NIE Award on behalf of the team.
David Egles and Jamie Patterson of the Tampa Bay Rays accepted the 2015 Friend of NIE Award on behalf of the team.

2014: Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Laura Gardner, Manager of Retail Marketing Communications at Publix Super Markets (center), accepted the 2014 Friend of NIE Award from FPES President Jodi Pushkin (left) and Executive Director Karen Tower (right).

2013: Dean Ridings, President & CEO, Florida Press Association/Intersect Media Solutions

2013 Friend of NIE
Dean Ridings, Florida Press Association President & CEO, accepted the 2013 Friend of NIE Award.