Pulitzer Prize Photographer Named
2013 Hall of Fame Emeritus
Carol Guzy, a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, has won the APSCU Hall of Fame Emeritus Award and will be honored at APSCU's annual convention in Orlando.
After earning a degree in nursing, Guzy decided to switch career paths and attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where she earned an associate of applied science degree in photography. Guzy was hired by the Miami Herald and won her first Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for her coverage of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano eruption in Colombia. Eight years later, she became a staff photographer for the Washington Post, where she remains today.
Guzy won three more Pulitzer Prizes for her work in Haiti and Kosovo, making her the only journalist ever to receive four Pulitzers. She has covered dozens of domestic and international stories and has been recognized for her humanitarian coverage of the disadvantaged. Guzy has also given back to her community by serving as a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award Committee member, giving presentations about photography to students, and volunteering at the Washington Animal Rescue League.
"The Hall of Fame Emeritus Award honors a graduate of an APSCU-member school who has gone on to achieve great heights in his or her field of study and has had an immense impact on the profession and surrounding community," said Steve Gunderson, president and chief executive officer of APSCU."Carol is one of the most decorated photojournalists, and we are proud of the impact she has had since her graduation from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Her commitment to her work and her community are the reasons APSCU is honored to award her with the 2013 Hall of Fame Emeritus Award."
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