West Virginia University Reed College of Media alumna Ella Jennings (BSJ, 2019; MSJ, 2019) was recognized nationally with an Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Audio Reporting from the Radio Television Digital News Association for a podcast she produced as part of her journalism master’s degree coursework.
Each year, the West Virginia University Reed College of Media recognizes exemplary
accomplishments and support of alumni with four awards. The
P.I. Reed Achievement Award, created in 1966, is the most prestigious
and recognizes outstanding lifetime achievement in journalism or advertising/public
Friend of the College Award, established in honor of the late Professor
Emeritus Paul A. Atkins, recognizes individuals for their exemplary support and
commitment to the College of Media. In 2013, the
Commitment to Service Award was established in honor of Dr. R. Ivan Pinnell’s
more than two decades of service and commitment to the College. The
P.I. Reed Young Alumnus/Alumna Award, developed in 2004, is given to an
individual who has graduated in the last 10 years and who has demonstrated the ability
to excel in his or her field.
The 2020 awardees include Rob Byers (BSJ, 1991), James (BSJ, 1967) and Barbara (BSJ, 1968) Gilkerson, Mike Fulton (BSJ, 1979) and Alex McPherson (BSJ, 2011; MS
Data Marketing Communications, 2017). View a full list of previous awardees.