Times associate editor Lucy Morgan has been awarded the annual LeRoy Collins Distinguished Community College Alumni Award for this region.
Morgan, who also is the paper's Tallahassee bureau chief, graduated from Pasco-
Hernando Community College with honors in 1975. Besides PHCC, the region extends to South Florida and includes Hillsborough Community College and St. Petersburg Junior College.
Morgan shared the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism for reporting wrongdoing in the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. She was a Pulitzer finalist in 1982 for her investigation into drug smuggling and corruption in Dixie and Taylor counties.
Morgan, who started her journalism career at the Ocala Star-Banner, has been with the Times since 1968.