Bob Jones University Collegian Staff Wins SCPA Awards

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 23, 2018) – The South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) recognized staff members of Bob Jones University’s student newspaper, The Collegian, with multiple awards at the Collegiate Annual News Contest Friday, April 20, at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Both individual staff members and The Collegian staff in its entirety were honored.

The SCPA Collegiate News Contest recognizes the best in South Carolina collegiate journalism. Collegiate staff members compete against other colleges and universities in 21 categories, including writing, design, photography and illustration.

Several BJU students received individual SCPA awards, including:

Ian Dyke (Front Royal, Virginia) – First Place, Feature Story; Second Place, Editorial Writing; Third Place, News Story

Luke McCormick (Phenix City, Alabama) – First Place, News Story

Gerson Eduardo Petit Alva (Lima, Peru) – First Place, Arts and Entertainment Story

Justin Woodham (Greenville, South Carolina) – First Place, Specialty Page Design

Tyler Horkavy (Greenville, South Carolina) – Second Place, Specialty Page Design

Amy Sheeter (Sabina, Ohio) – Third Place, Specialty Page Design

Daniel Petersen (Dade City, Florida) – First Place, Photograph; Second Place, Photo Story

Ian Nichols (Greenville, South Carolina) – Third Place, Photograph

Anna Rose Pryde (Reading, Michigan) – First Place, Cartoon/Illustration

Jordan Harbin (Greer, South Carolina) – Second Place, Cartoon/Illustration

In addition, The Collegian Staff won second place in the General Excellence category and Ian Dyke, a junior English Education major, received the Mundy Scholarship for his work as editor. Dyke will receive a $3,000 scholarship.

“This year’s staff worked hard to inform the university family about events both on and off campus,” said Betty Solomon, faculty adviser for The Collegian. “It’s rewarding when they are also recognized by those who judge the quality of collegiate journalism across the state.”