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SJMC celebrates outstanding students at awards ceremony

Posted April 20, 2018
Photo: Graduate students celebrate their induction into the KTA National Honor Society.


Students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications were recognized and awarded for their involvement and academic achievements at an awards reception Thursday, April 19.

Among those recognized at the ceremony were seniors selected by faculty for top honors in their academic sequences. 

Outstanding Seniors in Advertising

Allyssa Andrews
Laura Hodges
McKenna Porter

Broadcast Journalism

Janelle Buniel - Outstanding Leadership
Kristen Schneider  - Outstanding Reporter

Multimedia Journalism

Larissa Johnson  - George Andrew Buchanan Award
Debbie Clark - J. Rion McKissick Award

Outstanding Senior in Mass Communications

Madeleine Vath

Public Relations

Ariyana Gore - Hugh Munn Award
Natalie White - Outstanding Senior in Public Relations

Visual Communications

Haley Williams  - Photographer of the Year
Rachel Johnson - Outstanding Visual Communications Senior
Kerry Moore - Designer of the Year


Alpha Delta Sigma Honor Society - ADS

National Advertising Honor Society
Allyssa Andrews, Grace Geary, Cameron Higginbotham, Laura Hodges, Kendall Hauser, Ivy McCleary, McKenna Porter, Brooke Strozdas, Griffin Weaver.

Albert T. Scroggins Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha - KTA

National Journalism and Mass Communications Honor Society
Noura Al-Duaijani, Sierra Burrell, Shaefer Cabaniss, Leila Chelbi, Khadija Ejaz, Marty Henderson, Caitlyn Jennings, Joon Kim, Jo-Yun Li, Eliza Lynch, Kenneil Mitchell, Jordan Smith, Skylar Smith, Griffin Weaver.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction

Demonstrate extensive, purposeful engagement beyond the classroom; understanding of course concepts in “real world” settings; and application of learning to make decisions and solve problems.
Claire Albrecht, Kaitlin Anilonis, Dalya Beckett, Michala Ciambotti, Jalesa Cooley, Amy Cronin, Veronica Dishart, Sarah Dnistrian, Taylor Evans, Zoe Gertz, Ariyana Gore, Ciara Gray, Alexa Hill, Sarah Hinckley, Jessica Hoag, Christine Howell, Vania Grace Ibanez, Beatriz Lavandero, Emma Lynch, Madison MacDonald, Ivy McCleary, Madeline Mulkey, Alexandra Mullane, Kathleen Nystrom, Amelia Shuler, Hailey Smith, Kathryn Taylor, Madeleine Vath, Janelys Villalta, Stephanie Woronko.

Honor Graduates

Elizabeth Albert, Claire Albrecht, Logan Anderson, Allyssa Andrews, Ann Baldwin, Rachel Barnett, Ta'lor Billups, Jessica Blahut, Elizabeth Bock, Alexandria Bolhous, Caroline Boone, Melissa Brandes, Amy Brantner, Lindsay Bratun, Brady Brewster, Brianna Briggs, Hannah Bucciarelli, Austin Buckman, Allison Burns, Jenna Caffey, Madeline Carzon, Michele Castleberry, Samantha Chase, Michala Ciambotti, Deborah Clark, Kristen Clark, Adeline Collett, Madeline Compton, Cathlyn Corey, Hailey Covell, Amy Cronin, Jaylin Crump, Annika Dahlgren, Margaret Dalton, Chase Daniels, Hana Deitelbaum, Marvin Devlin, Alicia Diaz, Veronica Dishart, Karie Duncan, Amanda Dye, Kate Eagleton, Emily Entwistle, Taylor Evans, Lauren Fabiano, Matthew Ferguson, Aaron Fields, Madeleine Figueroa, Mary Fitzgerald, Andrea Francisco, Lauren Galida, Zoe Gertz, Victoria Gessner, Sydney Gorst, Haleigh Graham, Ciara Gray, Jordan Grimmesey, Shaye Gulotta, Mary Jane Gurriell, Briana Hall, Walter Hallman, Allen Harter, Sarah Hatfield, Mills Hayes, Samantha Hayes, Julie Heidenreich, Kathryn Hennon, Mary Hill, Ann Hilldrup, Sarah Hinckley, Jessica Hoag, Laura Hodges, Mary Hodges, Joseph Hovey, Christine Howell, Angelica Iglesias, Hailey Ingraham, Samantha Janecek, Madeline Janflone, Kayley Janico, Caitlyn Jennings, Mary Jennings, Emma Jette, Larissa Johnson, Rachel Johnson, Kylie Jones, Kylee Karns, Anna Kaufman, Kevin Kelly, Spencer Kerr, Erin Knight, Claire Kuczerpa, Lauren Lagoon, Emily LeBlanc, Madison Leggett, Kristina Lobo, Christopher Lorensen, Eliza Lynch, Emma Lynch, Kaitlin Lynch, Madison MacDonald, Morgan MacKenzie, Chandler Mack, Brian Mackenzie, Carson Mason, David Masterson, Katelyn Mathis, Olivia McCormick, Noah McGill, Aidan McGreevy, Grace McKenna, Latasha McKnight, Abigail Meister, Erin Metcalf, Natalie Metzger, Kiana Miller, Makenzie Miller, Victoria Milligan, Kasey Mitchell, Emily Mooneyhan, Frances Morrison, Madeline Mulkey, Alexandra Mullane, Margaret Neal, Bette Needle, Adair Neff, Sarah Nichols, Kathleen Nystrom, Kyle O'Connor, Jamie O'Keeffe, Nicholas Oblak, Kayla Pace, Parker Parham, Kathryn Pasciak, Anjali Patel, Diamond Pauling, Rachel Pittman, Sydney Pitvorec, McKenna Porter, Gabrielle Powers, Angel Prater, Meredith Price, Nicholas Proto, Brooke Rakowski, Mary Ramsey, Claudia Ratner, Margaret Rhoads, Adena Rice, Morgan Roberts, Ebony Robinson, Charles Rodriquez, John Romanski, Vanessa Ruiz, Amy Saukas, Jenna Schiferl, Catherine Schneider, Kristen Schneider, Anna Schoeck, Christa Schuping, Lynn Schutte, Lauren Schwartz, Sarah Anne Semple, Cleopatra Shabazz, Jake Shapiro, Kylie Sheaffer, Amelia Shuler, Sabrina Shutters, Hailey Smith, Skylar Smith, Venesia Smith, Anna Springs, Jennifer Steckl, Tyler Stephenson, Amelia Steptoe, Michael Stewart, Kristin Stitzlein, Callie Stone, Sarah Stone, Haley Stonecipher, Brooke Strozdas, Casey Sweeney, Kathryn Taylor, Maria Tellez Theiber, Caroline Thompson, Taylor Treadwell, Rebecca Tucker, Alexandra Turetzky, Emily Turnbach, Alana Tyler, Cary Upchurch, Peyton Van Gundy, Madeleine Vath, Andrea Vester, Janelys Villalta, John Wagone,r Jennifer Warren, Griffin Weaver, Courtney Weinhoff, Megan White, Natalie White, Madison Whittington-Baschoff, Haley Williams, Michael Woodel, Stephanie Woronko, Brianna Zych.