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WVU journalism students 'pitch' their way to advertising award

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Fifteen West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students recently won the Overall Best Presentation Team Award in a regional advertising competition.

The students traveled to Lexington, Ky., to participate in the American Advertising Federation competition against 11 other colleges and universities. The contest offers students a chance to compose a professional campaign for a real-world company.

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WVU's top seniors awarded WVU Foundation Order of Augusta

Eight West Virginia University students will be awarded the Order of Augusta, the University’s most prestigious student honor, for their outstanding academic performance, campus leadership and public service.

WVU President Mike Garrison will present the students with the Order of Augusta commemorative medallion during the University’s Commencement Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Coliseum.

The 2008 recipients are Joshua Austin of Grafton, Matthew Delligatti of Fairmont, Angela Dial of Morgantown, Seth Gainer of Elkins, Gwyndaf Garbutt of Morgantown, Jason Likens of Terra Alta, Kerri Phillips of Weirton and Chad Wilcox of Wheeling.

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WVU journalism students named winners in 'Buzz' Storey reporting contest

Three West Virginia University P.I. Reed School of Journalism students were recently named winners of the first Walter J. “Buzz” Storey Awards for Public Affairs Reporting contest.

Kellen Henry, a senior from Princeton, received a $500 award; Tricia Fulks, a junior from Clarksburg, and Jon Offredo, a sophomore from Newtown, Pa., both received $250 awards.

Each student submitted several published entries, ranging from coverage of a murder trial to stories about campus events and area crime.

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