Tuesday, April 5, 2011

JDM Awards Celebration a Success

Journalism & Digital Media celebrated it's first year of convergence by awarding nine students for their outstanding contributions to AU media recently. Here are the winners:

Collegian Awards: 
Outstanding Senior, Missy Loar
Outstanding Contributor, Justine Ackerman
Outstanding Newcomer, Christopher Bils

TV Awards
Outstanding Senior: Clare Crawford
Outstanding Contribution, Spencer Stadnik
Outstanding Newcomer, Megan Wise

WRDL Awards
Outstanding Senior, Matt Brubaker
Outstanding Contribution, Brad Eustathios
Outstanding Newcomer: Ben Black

The evening was highlighted by Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Jim Sheeler, who shared his experiences working on the Final Salute, in which he chronicled Marine Major Steve Beck, whose job it is to notify families of Marines killed in battle and the personal stories of the grieving families.

Thanks to all who attended and congratulations to our outstanding students!

God Bless those who serve and their families.

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