Journalism and Advertising students recognized

Journalism and Advertising students received special recognition during the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication’s annual scholarship banquet held on April 17 at the Days Inn.

Each year Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar Award is awarded to the graduating senior in the department with the highest grade point average.  This year’s top scholar is Kary Huls, a senior from Clark, majoring in Journalism who is interested in filmmaking.

The department’s Student Leadership Award went to Rebecca Maher, a senior Advertising major from Timber Lake,  for her great determination and an entrepeneurial spirit. In February, she started a business, “Becky’s TuTu Cute Boutique,” that raised over $1,000 for a friend who had cancer.

Rebbeca Maher, senior advertising major, received the leadership award from Mary Arnold, department head.

Rebbeca Maher, senior advertising major, received the leadership award from Mary Arnold, department head.

Abby Settje won two Gold Student Addy Awards through the South Dakota Advertising Federation for “Join the Movement” in the Direct Marketing category and “Rock n’ Art” in the Visual, Photography and Digitally Enhanced category.

Emily Murtha and Jade Possail are finalists for the American Advertising Federation’s Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Internship Program.

Jade Possail won a South Dakota Advertising Federation Scholarship. She was also a Top Qualifier for the Governor’s Giant Vision Student Competition through the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Annual Conference.

Emily Murtha won a scholarship for Sales and Marketing Executives Inc. (SMEi) of Sioux Falls.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Midwest Chapter, has nominated December broadcast journalism graduate Chloe Goldade for a student production award. Chloe’s story “The Future of Film” was nominated in the Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs category. Goldade is now a producer at KGAN TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Collegian received First Place, Best in Show, Four-year weekly broadsheets, at the Associated Collegiate Press Fall Convention in Chicago. The Collegian also received Second Place, Best in Show, Four-year weekly broadsheets, at the Associated Collegiate Press Spring Convention in San Francisco.

Collegian staff members received 2012 Region 6 Mark of Excellence Awards. SPJ. Nick Lowery and Marcus Traxler received a first place in editorial writing. Nick placed third in feature writing for “A Safe Ride Home,” and the Collegian staff place third in the Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper competition. Marcus was selected Collegian editor-in-chief for the next academic year. Both Nick and Marcus are Journalism majors.

Marcus Traxler, junior news-editorial major and the new Collegian editor, received two scholarships.

Marcus Traxler, junior news-editorial major and the new Collegian editor, received two scholarships.

Graduate Student Melisa Goss received a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowship to report on human trafficking in Cambodia for eight weeks starting this summer.

Graduate Assistant Jennifer Jara-Rabara will present a paper on interpersonal and medicated communication at the American Council for Consumer Interests in Portland this summer.

Senior Advertising students placed second in the American Advertising Federation District 8 National Student Advertising Competition. They also won an Olson Award for Research that was outside the box.  The campaign target was to communicate Glidden Paint’s brand message to the more than 120-million people who visit a Walmart store each week. District 8 includes South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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