Savannah State celebrates collegiate JMC awards

Savannah State logoThe Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Savannah State University presented the second annual JMC Awards Show on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The awards include several categories that exemplified excellence and hard work of students who are majoring in mass communications in all three concentrations offered in the program — online journalism, audio and video production and public relations and advertising.

The awards included three Chair’s Awards that included scholarship funds. This year, for the first time, the Savannah Advertising Club is donating $4,000 to the JMC program for scholarships. That amount, plus $500 from a JMC account, totaled the $4,500 in scholarship funds that went to students who have high grade point averages and also give outstanding service in the department and student media.
Best Integrated Marketing Campaign – Kinyana McCoy
Best Radio Program – Marissa Russell

Best All Around JMC Students – Ariana Knight & Jocelyn Stargell-Zachery

Best On-Air Talent – Alfonzo Berry

Best Documentary – Jalvin Lovett

Best Video Journalist – Ariana Knight

Best Photographer – Sha’dasha Poe

Excellence in Sports Writing and Reporting – Xavier McKnight

Best Graphic Layout Designer – Asia Wilkerson

Best Agency Branding – Liaisons PR (James Ofori, LaShawn Charles, Morgan Mapel, and Rochell Middleton)

Best Applied Research and Communications – “The Analysis of Caitlyn Jenner on Twitter” by Alfonzo Berry

Excellence in Feature Writing – Brittany Rossette-Jones

Best Video (Creative Non-News) – Dante Ferguson

Best Research for a Campaign – Quality Control Agency (Alfonzo Berry, Jacqueline Owens, Brittani Williams, and Ashley Adams)

Best Website or Blog – Spotted by Shaunii by Shaunii Rawls

Excellence in News Writing and Reporting – Travis Nixon

JMC Chairs Awards:

Academic Achievement Scholarship – Xavier McKnight

Savannah Advertising Club Marv Vawter/JMC Scholarship – Shayanna Bonner

Savannah Advertising Club Marv Vawter/JMC Scholarship – Sierra Walton