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June 19, 2000

Alumna and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist honored at University House

Martha Mendoza, a 1988 graduate of UCSC (Kresge College) who received a Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism this spring, was honored at a June 6 reception at University House. Mendoza was part of an Associated Press team that documented the killing of hundreds of civilians by U.S. troops during the early weeks of the Korean War. (See earlier story.)

Martha Mendoza has acquired numerous awards, including the Pulitzer (center award), for her work on the No Gun Ri story. (Shmuel Thaler)
Chancellor Greenwood presents the UCSC graduate with an award from the campus. (Shmuel Thaler)
Mendoza, who returned to campus to teach in UCSC's Writing Program this past quarter, chats with her mentor Conn Hallinan. (Jim Burns)
Guests at the reception study the awards, articles, and other artifacts relating to the Associated Press story. A table at the reception displayed the items. (Jim Burns)
Chancellor Greenwood welcomes Mendoza. (Jim Burns)

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