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Student Awards 2007-2008

American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition:

Overall Best Presentation Team Award went to Chris Coscarelli, Lindsey Helfer, Keri Sams, Danielle Schultz and Morgan Yates; Overall Best Presenter went to Lindsey Helfer.

Hearst Journalism Awards Program 2007:

Megan Bowers received 20th place in the Radio I competition; Steve Butera won 11th place in the Television I competition; and Justin Weaver received 4th place in the Television Broadcast News Feature competition.

Society of Professional Journalists 2007 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards:

Kendal Montgomery won 1st place for General News Photography and 1st place for Feature Photography; Jon Offredo received 3rd place for Feature Writing.

Kappa Tau Alpha 2008 inductees:

Lindsay Anderson, Eric Arnold, Tricia Cesarino, Natalie Committee, Charles Holden, Kelly Matheney, Ashley Elaine McMillion, Nicole Riggleman, Briana Warner and Candice Weigel.

PRWeek Awards 2008:

Elizabeth Brandt was a team member on “The Meth Project: ‘Not Even Once,’” a finalist for Public Affairs Campaign of the Year.

IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) Awards:

Justin McLachlan was a Finalist in Online/Other Media category.

Walter J. “Buzz” Storey Awards for Public Affairs Reporting:

Kellen Henry took 1st place; Tricia Fulks received 2nd place; and Jon Offredo won 3rd place.



SOJ’s Spring
Student Awards Banquet

Advertising Program

Excellence in Advertising Campaign Planning awards went to Erin Cunningham, Tarah Formica, Keri Sams, Danielle Schultz, Morgan Steinhauser and Brittany Zwick.

Broadcast News Program

Outstanding Beat Reporting in the KDKA/WVU Bureau Partnership went to Steve Butera.
“WVU News” Outstanding Broadcast News Senior went to Megan Baker.
“WVU News” Outstanding Sports Reporting went to Dave Cacciapuoti.
“WVU News” Outstanding Executive Producer went to Janet Irwin.
“WVU News” Outstanding Beat Reporter went to Amy Skeens.
“WVU News” Outstanding Feature Reporter went to Jessica Wheeler.

News-Editorial Program

Outstanding News Editorial Seniors went to Josh Austin, Kathryn Gregory, Kellen Henry, Todd Krise, Dan Stefano and Emily Wright.

Public Relations Program

Outstanding Leadership as PRSSA President went to Jamie Campbell.
Outstanding Public Relations Seniors awards went to Jamie Campbell, Nicole Fernandez, Michael Koehler, Sarah McLean, Larisa Niehaus and Nicole Riggleman.

Visual Journalism Program

Outstanding Work in Visual Journalism went to Becky Moore.




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