New Savannah State chapter holds first induction ceremony

We have a new member of the SCJ family!

We are pleased to welcome Savannah State University, which created a new SCJ chapter this semester. On April 11, the new chapter held its first induction ceremony, initiating 12 founding members.

Eleven of the 12 founding members of the new Savannah State University SCJ chapter with advisers Jessica Sparks and William Martin.

President of the new chapter, Isaiah Singleton, said, “Our initial goals are to expand general knowledge of communications standards and excellence through mentoring and networking opportunities, academic programs and to create experiences for high-achieving students. We also hope to incorporate alumni into our process for achieving these goals.”

Thank you to adviser Jessica Sparks for sharing this good news and photo!


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Virginia Wesleyan chapter inducts new members

Congratulations to our newest SCJ members at Virginia Wesleyan University. The VWU chapter inducted seven new members on December 8.

Newest member of the Virginia Wesleyan University chapter. From L to R: Mickella Rast, Julie Ainsley, Luke Chaisson, Amanda Archer, Ashley Kline, and Farah Haidari.

The keynote speak was John Henry Doucette. Mr. Doucette worked as a reporter at The Virginian-Pilot and the Times Herald-Record in New York. His freelance journalism has appeared in Parade Magazine, New York Newsday and The New York Post. In 2015, he founded The Princess Anne Independent News, a community newspaper that covers southern Virginia Beach and Knotts Island, North Carolina. The newspaper has been recognized for its reporting and photography by the Virginia Press Association and for its coverage of the local agriculture industry. Mr. Doucette spoke about the value of local news and how his liberal arts degree his impacted his views of journalism.
 
President Scott Miller, along with Provost Tim O”Rourke and the communication faculty were in attendance for the ceremony. Thanks to chapter adviser Lisa Lyon Payne for this photo submission.

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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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Marywood University inducts 10 new members

Congrats to the Marywood University SCJ Chapter on its recent initiation of 10 new members, bringing their total current Chapter membership to 26 members!

Check out some images from their ceremony, held on Nov. 14.


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Tennessee Tech inducts 14 new members

Congrats to the Tennessee Tech University SCJ Chapter on its recent initiation of 14 new members, bringing their total current Chapter membership to 22 members!

Check out some images from their ceremony, held on Oct. 30.


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