It’s awards season, and we’re not talking about the Academy Awards. As the spring
semester comes to a close, national journalism and communications organizations
are making selections for top projects created by students and faculty. This year,
the WVU Reed College of Media is bringing home the bling.
Most recently, students were awarded 2020 Mark of Excellence Awards by the Society
of Professional Journalists. First-place winners from Region 4, which comprises
Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, will compete at the national
level among other regional winners from the 12 SPJ regions.
SeVohn Hunter, a student in the West Virginia University Reed College of Media’s
accelerated Master of Science in Journalism degree program, is one of just 14 students
in the nation to be selected as a 2020 Stickell Honors Intern. Hunter will be interning
virtually at Leo Burnett Worldwide, a global advertising agency.
This prestigious annual internship places students at top firms in the marketing
communications industry throughout the United States, but due to the coronavirus
pandemic, 2020 internships were suspended until this summer.