September 24, 2010 / News

Anderson U brings back yearbook after 15-year absence

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

In 1995, the Columns yearbook at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C., came to an end while the school was going through difficult financial times.

This year, an 18-person yearbook staff is bringing Columns back to the Anderson campus, just in time for the college’s 100-year anniversary.

New editor Jensen Seear told the Independent Mail it has been his mission to bring the yearbook back for the two years he has been on campus at Anderson. Now, the staff has already coaxed 900 students into getting their picture taken for the book and they even started a Facebook page to keep students updated on the book’s progress.

And the yearbook’s theme is “It’s a New Day.”

“We do have that history behind us with the centennial, but the reality is we have to look to the future,” Seear said.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Marketing Automation Specialist for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 14 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.