WVU Reed College of Media graduates were celebrated for their perseverance and
accomplishments during the College’s commencement ceremony Friday, May 12, at
the WVU Coliseum.
More than 190 College of Media graduates attended the ceremony, earning bachelor’s
degrees in Advertising and Public Relations, Game Design and Interactive Media,
Journalism, Multidisciplinary Media Studies, and Sports and Adventure Media,
and master’s degrees in Data Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing Communications,
Integrated Marketing Communications and Journalism.
A celebrated public finance lawyer, an executive vice president in healthcare communications and an Emmy award–winning producer were recognized as outstanding alumni at the WVU Reed College of Media’s Spring Honors Ceremony.
Each year, the College seeks nominations and presents alumni awards, including those that recognize philanthropic support; service to the College; and demonstrated success within the first 10 years post-graduation. The 2022–23 awardees include Samme Gee (BSJ, 1975), Chad Hyett (BSJ, 2001) and Morgan Allison (BSJ, 2014).
The WVU Reed College of Media’s three student-produced newscasts — “WVU News,” “West
Virginia Today” and “Mountaineer Playbook” — all received Region 4 Mark of
Excellence Awards presented by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
SPJ is the nation’s oldest journalism organization, and the annual Mark of Excellence
awards recognize the best in collegiate print, radio, television and online news.
First-place winners from Region 4, which includes Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania
and West Virginia, go on to compete at the national level among other Mark of
Excellence winners from the 12 SPJ regions. WVU placed first in four categories.