In my previous post, I mentioned quite a few students who’ve gone above and beyond, bringing pride and recognition to the School of Mass Communication. And those aren’t the only ones!
Loyola’s student media, staffed by mass comm majors as well as students from other departments around campus, brought home more than a dozen awards. The Wolf was named one of the top student magazines in the South by the Southeast Journalism Conference. The Society of Professional Journalists named The Maroon as one of the top non-daily student newspapers in the region, and Precious Esie, Carl Harrison, Leslie Gamboni and Jamie Futral were awarded first place for in-depth reporting in the nation for their series on sexuality. Masako Hirsch won second place in the region for general news reporting, and Camara Thomas won third place in the region for sports writing. The Associated Press Managing Editors awarded Futral first place for feature writing and Craig Malveaux second place for best sports writing.
Advertising major Jamie Martin won a prestigious Stickell Internship. Martin was one of only 15 students in the nation to receive this honor.
Loyola’s Bateman Team, serving up a big helping of “Choose Dat” to combat childhood obesity, was named one of the top three teams in the national Public Relations Student Society of America competition. Members Maggie Moore, Alexandra Broussard, Nhi Tieu, Jack Lien and Wade Kimbro, along with adviser Jeffrey Ory, will be in Minneapolis this week to try to take the crown.
Members of Rebirth Advertising, Loyola’s AAF Ad Team, placed fourth in the highly competitive District 7, earning the first “place” award for a Loyola ad team since Hurricane Katrina. Team members are David Aviles, Ophelia Battle, Cristina Chiu, Kristin Diaz, Kate Gremillion, Erica Guastella, Norrene John, Jared Katsoupis, Jamie Martin, Eddie Schneider and Kylie Tregre. Their adviser is Dr. Yolanda Cal.
The newest SMC organization, Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), under the leadership of Dr. Mark Poepsel, developed “Pack News.” Members Colby Wilson, Khephra White, Xavier Mantica, Crystal Brotmeyer, Santi Caicedo, Danielle Latimer and Kamaria Monmouth created a four-minute, 33-second story for “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill,” a national news program on PBS. The story, “Voice of the Voters: Louisiana Youth,” aired March 20.
Donnelley Center staffers worked to reorganize and rebrand the Center, while continuing to work with area nonprofits. In addition to a presentation to the National Conference of Bar Foundations, an open house and a showing at President’s Open House, the staff put on workshops on presentation software and skills, grant applications and social media. Members of the staff included Emily Andrus, Hedda Asmussen, Carolina Avila, Ophelia Battle, Deidre Gallagher, Michelle Garcia, Elizabeth Kunzig, Danielle Latimer, Madie Robison and Monica Tolosa.