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2013 Journalism Student Awards

Student awards banquet

 Public Relations professor Erin Willis recognizes Michael Davis as the Outstanding Online PR Student.

This was not your usual hotel banquet room for the student awards dinner. Instead, this year a flaming fountain, background sounds of Beale Street and a buffet of ribs and catfish greeted University of Memphis journalism students, faculty and alumni for the 2013 Journalism Student Awards on Friday, April 26, at the Jerry Lee Lewis Club.

Journalism Department chair David Arant told more than 100 guests that the faculty decided to move the event out of the usual dull hotel to Beale Street to breathe some excitement into the awards program.

Arant thanked journalism instructor and food critic Pam Denney, who helped work out the move to the Jerry Lewis Club, recently opened by her friend Bud Chittom.

Journalism Alumni Club president Leslie Adkins welcomed the graduating seniors to the ranks of alumni and encouraged their participation in alumni activities.

Journalism faculty members presented dozens of awards and scholarships to news, public relations and advertising students for distinction in their studies.

Helmsman general manager Candy Justice recognized several of the student daily’s staff members for excellence in journalism.

Teen Appeal coordinator Elle Perry gave Memphis high school students awards for their work with the citywide high school newspaper, a partnership of the Journalism Department, Scripps-Howard Foundation and the Commercial Appeal.

Awards presented are listed in the table below:

 

NAME
CONCENTRATIONS AND CLUBS
Brittney Block
Outstanding Graduate Student 2013
John Stephenson
Outstanding Advertising Student 2013
Chelsea Boozer
Otis Sanford Outstanding Newspaper Magazine Student 2013
Michelle Corbet
Outstanding Public Relations Student 2013
Michael Taylor Oaks
Outstanding Public Relations Student 2013
Michael W. Davis
Outstanding Online PR Student 2013
Kyle LaCroix
Outstanding Internet Journalism Student 2013
Caray Oldham
Outstanding Broadcast News Student 2013
Danielle Wilburn
Outstanding Broadcast News Student 2013
Zach Pettis
NABJ Ida B. Wells Award for Outstanding Leadership 2013
Nicholas Russell
American Advertising Federation Student Chapter Leadership Award 2013
Kimberly N. Morrison
PRSSA Leadership Award 2013
Morgan McDaniel
NABJ Ida B. Wells Award for Outstanding Leadership 2013
Christopher Whitten
Elinor Grusin Writing Award 2013
L. Taylor Smith
Elinor Grusin Writing Award 2013
Emily Sikes
Elinor Grusin Writing Award 2013
Hannah Bailey
Online Public Relations Textbook Award
Tom Willcox
Public Relations Textbook Award
NAME
TEEN APPEAL
Kiah McIsaac
The Teen Appeal Scripps Howard Foundation Scholarships
Brasia Austin
The Teen Appeal Scripps Howard Foundation Scholarships
Ana K. Rodriguez Vizcaino
Judith G. Clabes Outstanding High School Journalist 2013
Hassan Allawi
Saul Brown Press-Scimitar Award for Outstanding Photography
Lauren T. Smith
Saul Brown Press-Scimitar Award for Outstanding Writing and Reporting
Chelsea Boozer
Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Helmsman, Fall 2012
Michelle Corbet
Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Helmsman, Spring 2013
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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