National contest results delayed

We are sorry to report that, because of a problem with our process, results from this year’s national contest will be delayed. We sincerely apologize and realize the inconvenience this may cause our chapters that had planned to announce awards at end-of-the-year celebrations and ceremonies. We are working hard to wrap up the contest and expect to have results published on or before ​May 15.


If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at scjnationaloffice@gmail.com, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Buena Vista Chapter inducts new members, honors seniors

The Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA) chapter celebrated its induction of 11 new members April 12.

First Row (L to R): Dee Friesen, Vice President/Service Coordinator; Morgan McGrew, President; Kyle Wiebers, Treasurer; Dr. Andrea Frantz, Faculty Adviser (not pictured, Madeleine McCormick, Secretary/Social Media] Second Row (L to R) New Members: Job Saunders, Tawney Schreier, Emily Kenny, Katelyn Bohaty, Olivia Wieseler, Allyssa Ertz, Megan Snyder, Alyssa Donnelly, Tyler Brunner, Andrew Bandstra Third Row (L to R): Tiffany Brauckman, Kylee Deering, Sarah Nicholson, Cooper Maahs (not pictured: Tanner Hoops, Brittany Poeppe, Mackenzie Rappe) Fourth Row (L to R): Graduating Seniors with cords: Chase Harrison, Susie Haack, Kassi Kommes, Chris Haberman, Jasmine Bautista, Emily Johnson, Meredith VanZuiden, Lindsey Graham, Spencer Bottorff, Skyler Gorsett

The newest members of the chapter are:

  • Andrew Paul Bandstra
  • Katelyn Velma Bohaty
  • Tyler Michael Brunner
  • Alyssa Renae Donnelly
  • Allyssa Beth Ertz
  • Emily Elizabeth Kenny
  • Myckeal Rake
  • Job Eastman Saunders
  • Tawney Michelle Schreier
  • Megan Eileen Snyder
  • Olivia Rose Wieseler

In addition, 10 chapter members were awarded their graduation honor cords at the same ceremony that was attended by family members, friends and faculty.  Graduating seniors include:

  • Jasmine Bautista
  • Spencer Bottorff
  • Lindsey Graham
  • Skyler Gorsett
  • Susie Haack
  • Chris Habermann
  • Chase Harrison
  • Emily Johnson
  • Kassi Kommes
  • Meredith VanZuiden

Congratulations to all!

2016-17 BVU SCJ Outgoing Board (L to R): Morgan McGrew (President); Lindsey Graham (Treasurer); Jasmine Bautista (Service Coordinator); Dee Friesen (Service Coordinator); Spencer Bottorff, (Vice President); Emily Johnson (Vice President); Kassi Kommes (Secretary); Dr. Andrea Frantz, (Adviser)


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Eastern Illinois inducts new members

The annual Society for Collegiate Journalists induction ceremony at Eastern Illinois University was held Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Buzzard Hall.

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Congratulations to Justin Brown, Bryan Bund, Angelica Cataldo, Kristen Ed, Kallie Haritopoulos, Carole Hodorowicz, Vincent Lovergine, Justice McGruder, Christine Miller, Leon Mire, Shelby Niehaus, Samuel Nusbaum, Michael Parsaghian, Dillan Schorfheide, Adam Shay, Elizabeth Stephens and Elysia Strueber. Nicholas Teresky, Kennedy Nolen and Benjamin Leman will be inducted in January.

Office administrator Wanda Kay Robinson was also inducted as an honorary member. New officers will be elected in January for the calendar year. Thanks to our Executive Director Sally Renaud for this news submission.


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NYIT establishes chapter, inducts founding members

Congrats to the New York Institute of Technology for recently establishing a new chapter and inducting its founding members!

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The occasion also marked the establishment of the NYIT chapter of the Society of College Journalists. Among the Globe staff SCJ chapter inductees in the front row: SCJ chapter presiding officer Medgeen “Medge” Ross (holding certificate), who’s flanked by Globe co-editor Nicole Pereira on the right and reporter Qian Zhang on the left. The second row left to right: Globe copy editor Eric Fantauzzi; professor Don Fizznoglia, Comm. Arts chair; Globe adviser professor Larry Jaffee; and James Simon, dean of NYIT’s College of Arts & Sciences.


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Virginia Wesleyan inducts new members

Congratulations to our Virginia Wesleyan College chapter on their Dec. 9 induction of new members!

Emmy-nominated, award winning broadcast journalist Lori Crouch spoke about the future of journalism and the role of converged platforms. President Scott Miller and Vice President for Advancement Mort Gamble, both former SCJ advisers, were also in attendance.

The new inductees included: Jasmine Driggs, Corey King, Val Miller, Kat Bishop, Hayley Heath, Justin Smith, Cynthia Griffin, Ashlei Gates and Victoria Laughlin. Thank you to adviser Lisa Lyon Payne for this news submission!

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SCJ covers Election Day 2016

Our SCJ Chapter student journalists across the country covered Election Day 2016, November 8. Included below is a photo gallery with images submitted by our chapters. Congratulations to all for bringing news of Election Day 2016 to your campus communities!

Submissions below from:

  • Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pennsylvania

logo_cornerDid your chapter cover Election Day 2016? Send your photos to scjnationaloffice@gmail.com OR share them in our new Facebook group, “SCJ Chapters Info Sharing” and we’ll add them to the gallery.

RMU initiates, celebrates new and returning members

The Robert Morris University SCJ chapter welcomed five new members on Oct. 10.

Those students are:

  • Malyk Johnson, freshman, Communications
  • Katey Ladika, sophomore, Media Arts
  • Maura Linehan, sophomore, Psychology
  • Brittany Mayer, sophomore, Communications
  • Kara Vanderweil, freshman, Media Arts

“The induction ceremony is always one of my favorite nights of the academic year,” said chapter faculty adviser Dr. Anthony Moretti. “The chance to welcome our new members and to remind everyone of the important work journalists do every single day make the night fun and yet serious.”

The chapter’s commitment to encouraging students from across the campus to join SCJ continues to be successful. The RMU cohort of more than 25 students includes majors from engineering, psychology, sports management, media arts and journalism.

This year’s ceremony also included a surprise for three chapter members. Senior media arts student Eddie Sheehy and senior communications major Hannah Smith received their SCJ certificates of merit, and junior communications major Delaney Hassell received her SCJ medal of merit.

The chapter now turns its attention to Nov. 8, when it will deliver a 4-hour live broadcast to the campus community as America elects a new president and important House and Senate races will determine the make-up of the new Congress. A significant web presence also will be included in that plan.


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Hastings chapter celebrates adviser at induction and awards celebration

On May 2, the Hastings College Society for Collegiate Journalists held its induction ceremony and awards night celebration. In the National Contest, the chapter received 11 awards for work on KFKX, the campus radio station, The Collegian, the weekly newspaper, and HC Media Online, the web presence for HC Media.

In addition to honoring the National Contest winners, the chapter inducted six new members and honored outgoing seniors.

The Chapter also recognized long-time adviser Sharon Behl Brooks as she retires from Hastings College after 37 years of dedicated service. Brooks was the 2011 winner of the SCJ Barker Adviser of the Year Award. Current and former students came together to recognize her dedication to SCJ and student journalism at a banquet.

Congratulations to our Hastings chapter on a wonderful induction ceremony and celebration! And, the SCJ National Office and leadership team would like to thank Sharon for her dedication to SCJ and extend our warmest wishes to her on her retirement!


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Salem College Chapter hosts first collegiate j-conference

The Salem College SCJ Chapter hosted its first-ever Collegiate Publications and Journalists Conference on Saturday, April 30.

At the conference, the chapter welcomed participating students from Salem College, Winston-Salem State University, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Guilford College, NC State University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.

The day-long conference featured nine speakers, including a keynote address by Kaitlin Montgomery, editor-in-chief of NC State’s newspaper, The Technician.

Salem Chapter President Emily Ramser, Vice President Katherine Williams and Secretary Kristen Maikoo coordinated the event, which Ramser said she hopes will become an annual event.

For more details, check out this article from The Salemite.

Congratulations to Salem College Chapter on organizing an important and successful SCJ-sponsored event!


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Congrats to Marywood chapter

Thanks to our Marywood University chapter for sharing these great photos of their national award winners! The Chapter took home 10 awards and four honorable mentions in the national contest for the students’ work at The Wood Word, the campus newspaper, and TV-Marywood, the campus television station.

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Marywood chapter winners from L to R: Katlynn Whitaker, Rachel Looker, Paul Capoccia, Satara Dickey, Brigid Edmunds, Alex Weidner, and Amanda Duncklee. Absent from photo: Anne Zukowski, Jessica Bonacci, and Evan Felser.Photo credit/Paul Sevensky

They also awarded senior Brigid Grace Edmunds, the 2015/2016 chapter president, with the SCJ Medal of Merit. Edmunds also served as news editor at The Wood Word and news director at TV-Marywood.

Seniors Satara Dickey and Patrick Kernan were awarded the SCJ Certificates of Merit. Dickey served for the past year as the Editor-in-Chief at The Wood Word. Kernan served for the past year as managing editor of The Wood Word. All three will graduate with their bachelor of arts degrees in broadcast journalism in May.

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L to R: Satara Dickey, Patrick Kernan, and Brigid Edmunds. Photo credit/Kim Del Valle


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