Tuesday, April 10, 2007

FAMU journalist continue to rack-up awards


Student's from the FAMU Schools of Journalism & Graphic Communications (SJGC) scored big at the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters 2007 College Awards and the Society of Professional Journalists Regional competition. FAMU journalist claimed four first place awards at the competitions.

Jessica Larche, a senior broadcast journalism major from New Orleans, was named the first place winner in the AP awards for Best Radio Newscast Up to 15 Minutes. Miss Larche received another first place award for “WANM Wake-UP, The March for Martin Lee Anderson.”

Joining Miss Larche as first place winners were Kumasi Aaron, a senior broadcast journalism major from Sebring, FL and Zachary Rinkins, a senior broadcast journalism major from Miami. Miss Aaron’s winning entry was titled “Remembering Nefertiti Williams,” and Rinkins won for his radio feature “PAYDAY.”

In the AP television category Serge Beaubrun, a senior broadcast journalism major from Miami, received the first place award for his story “Once Upon a Time.”

Jamila Phillips from Penascola and Karel Crawford, Miramar, received the second place award for their documentary titled “Off the Court.” Second place also went to Jasmine Hicks, Ft. Washington, MD., and Shayla Flowers, Jacksonville, for their documentary “What is Beauty.”

“Impressive is the word that best describes these awards,” James Hawkins, dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, said. “This recognition indicates the high quality of talent we have among the students in our school.”

In the Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards for college journalists, Nicole Bardo-Colon, a print journalism major from Jacksonville, was named the first place recipient in the magazine non-fiction article category. Her entry was titled “Code of Silence.” Ebonie Ledbetter, journalism major from Fairburn, Ga., received second place in this category for her story titled “A League of Their Own.”

Driadonna Roland, Detroit, earned a second place finish in the general column writing category; and Tejay Henderson, a broadcast journalism major from Brandon, FL., was named the second place winner in the Television General News Reporting Category.

Journey Magazine, the student magazine published four times annually, earned a second place finish in the Best Student Magazine Category.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go FAMU!

Our students still acheive, despite Castell!!!!

Our teachers still teach, despite Cast-hell!

Anonymous said...

Great Job and Congratulations! to the College of Journalism(COJ) students for your awards. Thanks for representing the RattlerNation well. Its good to finally hear some good news about accomplishments with FAMU and its students. Keep it coming!

Anonymous said...

We've been achieving in adverse conditions sense we landed on this countries soil. I am not surprised at all that ONCE AGAIN the J-School is recognized as one of the BEST.

Anonymous said...

Good Job Rattlers!!!

Anonymous said...

I see you Sidney Wright IV!!!!!! Doing it big for the FAMUAN!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

RN, I love it when you post things like this. It makes me proud as an alum to see Rattlers doing well. Please keep posts like these coming!

Anonymous said...

Its great to see two Beta Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha of course, doing great things. Kudos to Kumasi and Jessica!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome news. Congratulations Rattlers

Quote:
Our students still acheive, despite Castell!!!!

Our teachers still teach, despite Cast-hell!

4/10/2007 1:35 PM

I was thinking the same thing!!!

The words to our alma mater holds true for us. College of love and charity. We gather round our noble, we lift our voice and praise to thee and ask a blessing all devine. FAMU, FAMU, I'll fight and win whatever the battle be. The Orange and the Green, our sons shall ever defend...

You get the point! I love it....

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Dr. James Hawkins who's moving the J-School to new levels. The J-School's won more awards in the last two and half years than in the last 30 and more prestigious awards at that!

True Pockets said...

FAMU J-School Representing!!!

Man, I remeber that 3rd floor Tucker Hall. I owe my whole career to that building. Everything I've done since has been based on the things we came up with in that building.

Anonymous said...

Who is that in the gray pants in the middle? She fine as hell...

Anonymous said...

Bruce Hamilton looking nifty! :