Meet your editors: Tony Villalobos May, photo director

Tony Villalobos

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Tony Villalobos May is a senior at Colorado State University and will be returning as The Collegian photo director for the 2018-2019 school year. Villalobos May served as the photo director of The Collegian for the 2017-2018 school year. He is a journalism and media communications major with a minor in music, stage and sports production, concentrating his studies in photojournalism.


Villalobos May has wanted to study journalism since he was a freshman in high school and has traveled nationwide as a photographer for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. He has covered events ranging from political rallies, concerts, breaking news and the 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix in Manama, Bahrain.

Over his college career,  Villalobos May has spent time as a photographer for the Colorado Eagles Hockey Team, a freelancer for local news organizations including the Coloradoan, the Greeley Tribune, Grealities Magazine, and he has received a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award in Region 9 for Breaking News Photography.

Villalobos May started at Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation as a news reporter for 90.5 KCSU’s “Quite Honestly News Show,” then became a news reporter and photographer for The Collegian and the University Affairs Correspondent/Senior Field Reporter for KCSU’s “Rocky Mountain Review.” 

Villalobos May is excited to return to The Collegian as photo director for his second year to further his photojournalism experience while helping others begin theirs.

Collegian Photo Director Tony Villalobos May can be reached at or on Twitter @TheTonyVM.