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Awards + Scholarships

Loyola University New Orleans students receive prestigious local and national awards in advertising, public relations, and journalism. They also compete for scholarships recognizing their work in these fields.

Student Awards

 

2016-2017

Video Journalism, first place, Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, Rachael Espaillat, Maroon Online, 2017

News Writing, first place, Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, Emily Branan, The Maroon, 2017

Catholicism, first place, Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, Colleen Dulle, The Maroon, 2017

Video Journalism, second place, Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, Gabriel Garza, Maroon Online, 2017

Online Multimedia, honorable mention, Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, Mark T. Robinson, Maroon Online, 2017

Graphic Art or Photograph (single), Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, Anna Dobrowolski, The Maroon, 2017

Catholicism, honorable mention, Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, Collen Dulle, The Maroon, 2017

Typography: overall look of the entire paper, 1st Place, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Emily Andras for The Maroon, 2016

Editorial Cartoon, 1st Place, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Katherine Richard for The Maroon, 2016

College Enterprise/Investigative, 2nd Place, La./Miss. Associated Press Managing Editors, Mark Robinson for The Maroon, 2016

College Editorials, 1st Place, La./Miss. Associated Press Managing Editors, Gage Counts and Lauren Stroh for The Maroon, 2016

Second place for Best Mobile App, The College Media Association Pinnacle awards, Colleen Dulle and Mary Graci 2016

Second place for Best Rate Card, The College Media Association Pinnacle awards, Kadija Aziz 2016

Third place for Best Front Page, The College Media Association Pinnacle awards, Naasha Dotiwala 2016

Second place for Best News Page or Spread, The College Media Association Pinnacle awards, Naasha Dotiwala 2016

Second place for Best Opinion/Editorial Page Design, The College Media Association Pinnacle awards, Naasha Dotiwala 2016

All American with 5 marks of distinction, Associated Collegiate Press, The Maroon, 2016

Fifth place for Best Brochure/Rate Card, The Associated Collegiate Press, Khadija Aziz 2016

Sixth Place for Multimedia Story of the Year, The Associated Collegiate Press, Mark T. Robinson 2016

Eighth Place for Feature Story of the Year, The Associated Collegiate Press, Nicholas Reimann 2016

 

 

2015-2016

Best Headline, 1st Place, New Orleans Press Club, The Maroon, 2016

Best Editorial, 1st Place, New Orleans Press Club, Lauren Stroh, The Maroon, 2016

Ashton Phelps Sr. Memorial Award, New Orleans Press Club, Lauren Stroh for The Maroon, 2016

Best Editorial Illustration, 1st Place, New Orleans Press Club, Naasha Dotlwala for The Maroon, 2016

Best Use of Facebook, 1st Place, New Orleans Press Club, Lester Duhe for The Maroon, 2016

Best Feature Photography, 3rd Place, New Orleans Press Club, Zach Brien for The Maroon, 2016

Best Cover, 3rd Place, New Orleans Press Club, Karla Rosas for The Maroon, 2016

Best Front Page, 1st Place, Louisiana Press Association, The Maroon, 2016

Best Editorial Page, 1st Place, Louisiana Press Association, The Maroon, 2016

Best Feature Story, 3rd Place, Louisiana Press Association, The Maroon, 2016

Best News Story, 1st Place, Louisiana Press Association, Rebeca Trejo for The Maroon, 2016

Best News Story, 2nd Place, Louisiana Press Association, Mark Robinson for The Maroon, 2016

Best News Story, 3rd Place, Louisiana Press Association, Lauren Saizan for The Maroon, 2016

Most Effective Use of a Graphic on a Single Page, 2nd Place, Louisiana Press Association, Karla Rosas for The Maroon, 2016

Most Effective Use of a Graphic on a Single Page, 3rd Place, Louisiana Press Association, Naasha Dotlwala for The Maroon, 2016

Best Headline, 1st Place, Louisiana Press Association, The Maroon, 2016

General Excellence, 2nd Place, Louisiana Press Association, Mary Graci for The Maroon, 2016

Staff Generated Black and White Ad, 1st Place, Louisiana Press Association, Khadija Aziz for The Maroon, 2016

Staff Generated Color Ad, 1st Place, Louisiana Press Association, Khadija Aziz for The Maroon, 2016

Best Overall Website, 2nd Place, Louisiana Press Association, Mary Graci for The Maroon, 2016

Best Online Ad - Static, 1st Place, Louisiana Press Association, Khadija Aziz for The Maroon, 2016

College Layout and Design, 2nd Place, La./Miss. Associated Press Managing Editors, Karla Rosas and Naasha Dotlwala for The Maroon, 2016

College Website, 2nd Place, La./Miss. Associated Press Managing Editors, Mary Graci for The Maroon, 2016

General Excellence, 2nd Place, La./Miss. Associated Press Managing Editors, Nia Porter and Mary Graci for The Maroon, 2016

Hermes Creative Awards, Gold award, Button for SMC Networking Night 2015, “Licensed to Succeed/Agents of Success” 

Best Catholicism Article, 1st Place, Catholic Press Association, Samantha Eroche for The Maroon, 2016

Best Graphic Art, 2nd Place, Catholic Press Association, Karla Rosas for The Maroon, 2016

Best in U.S., 2nd Place, Public Relations Student Society of America, Edward Wroten, Leanne Reisz, Shea Hermann, Sophia Masone and Morgan Ballard for “Second Line of Defense,” Bateman Campaign, 2016

Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper, Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, The Maroon, 2016.

General New ReportingWinner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, the Loyola Student News Service, 2016.

General News Reporting, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Marie Simoneaux for The Maroon, 2016

General News Reporting, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Marie Simoneaux for The Maroon, 2016

Breaking New Reporting, Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Kristen Stewart for the Loyola Student News Service, 2016.

In-Depth Reporting, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Rebecca Trejo for The Maroon, 2016.

In-Depth Reporting, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Mark Robinson for The Maroon, 2016.

Online News Reporting, Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Taylor Evans and Allyson Aleksey for the Loyola Student News Service, 2016.

Feature Writing, Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Louise De Vaney for the Loyola Student News Service, 2016.

Feature WritingFinalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Zayn Abidin for the Loyola Student News Service, 2016.

Sports Writing, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Mark Robinson for The Maroon, 2016.

Sports Writing, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Mark Robinson for The Maroon, 2016.

Editorial Writing, Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Lauren Stroh and Gage Counts for The Maroon, 2016.

Online Feature ReportingFinalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Burke Bischoff for the Loyola Student News Service, 2016.

Silver Addy Award, Annual Report or Brochure, Julia Cross' "Edible Schoolyard Brochure," Ad Club of New Orleans, 2016

Best of Show, Student, Integrated Campaigns/Consumer Campaign, Pizzaz Advertising's "Loyola University New Orleans for There For You," Ad Club of New Orleans, 2016

Gold Medal, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, The Maroon, 2016

Pacemaker for Excellence in Journalism, The Maroon, 2015

Best College Newspaper, 4th place nationally, Princeton Review, 2015

2nd place, Best Cartoon, Associated Collegiate Press, 2015

3rd place, Best rate card, Associated Collegiate Press 2015

Honorable mention, Best front page, Associated Collegiate Press 2015

9th place, Best of show, Associated Collegiate Press, 2015

1st place, Art/Illustration: hand drawn, Katherine Richard, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

1st place, Editorial Cartoons, Katherine Richard, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

1st place, Briefs Writing, Staff, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

2nd place, Headline Writing, Staff, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

Certificate of Merit, Headline Writing, Staff, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

2nd place, Art/Illustration: computer generated, Carla Rosas, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

2nd place, Caption Writing, Staff, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

2nd place, Typography: the look of one page, Karla Rosas, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

2nd place, Editorial Page Design, Karla Rosas, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

2nd place, Op/Ed Page Design, Karla Rosas, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

Certificate of Merit, Overall Design, Emily Andras and Karla Rosas, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

Certificate of Merit, Page-One Design, Emily Andras, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

Certificate of Merit, Personality Profile, Whitney Woods, for the Maroon, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2015

 

2014-2015

1st place, Partnership, Laura Beatty and Lisa Collins for The Loyola News Service and Melinda Morris for Nola.com, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

1st place, Cartoon, Katherine Richard for the Maroon, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

1st place, Infographics – Writing, Emily Andras for the Maroon, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

2nd place, Infographics – Writing, Maroon Staff, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

1st place, Editorial Illustration, Topher Daniel for The Maroon, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

2nd place, Editorial Illustration, Katherine Richard for The Maroon, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

3rd place, Headline Writing, The Maroon Staff, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

3rd place, Still Photography General News, David Walden for The Maroon, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

3rd place, Editorial Writing, Karla Rosas for the Maroon, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

2nd place, Editorial Writing, Karla Rosas for the Maroon, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

3rd place, Community News, Burke Bischoff for The Loyola News Service, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

2nd place, Community News, Daniela Garcia for The Loyola News Service, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

2nd place, Email Updates, The Maroon Staff, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

3rd place, Graphics and Animation, The Maroon Staff, Press Club of New Orleans, 2015

Best in U.S., 1st Place, Public Relations Student Society of America, Katie Collier, Chelsea Cunninghma, Kenney Motley, Martin Quintero and NiRey Reynolds, “Geaux Home,” Bateman Campaign, 2015

2nd Place, AAF District 7 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), Alexandra Cabrera, Hannah Gomez Farias, Preston Scott Hill, Mary Kate Hutchinson, Jordan Matthew Nabizadeh, Janeicia LaMonica Neely, Alexandra M. Olivier, Katherine K OToole, Rachel L Saferstein, Zivi N. Sokolic, Jourdan Webb and Angelic Williams, 2015

Best Presenter, AAF District 7 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC),
Alexandra M. Olivier, 2015

Gold Addy Award, Carolina Abrahams, American Advertising Federation, 2015

Silver Addy Award, Graham Blackhall, American Advertising Federation, 2015

Silver Addy Award, Gabriela Caceres, American Advertising Federation, 2015

Gold Crown, Gold, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, The Maroon, 2015

Gold Medal, Gold, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, The Maroon, 2015

Fifth Best College Newspaper,  Princeton Review, The Maroon, 2015

All American Ranking, Associated Collegiate Press, The Maroon, 2015

First Place, General Excellence, Louisiana Press Association, The Maroon, 2015

First Place, Best Front Page, Louisiana Press Association, The Maroon, 2015

First Place, Best Photo Package, Louisiana Press Association, Zach Brien, 2015

First Place, Best Staff Generated Black and White Ad, Louisiana Press Association, Enjoli Gilbert, 2015

First Place, Best Overall Website, Louisiana Press Association, The Maroon, 2015

First Place, Best Multimedia element, Louisiana Press Association, Mary Graci, 2015

Second Place, Best Multimedia element, Louisiana Press Association, Mark Robinson, 2015

Third Place, Best Multimedia element, Louisiana Press Association, Jamie Nguyen, 2015

First Place, Best Online Ad, Single Ad Static, Louisiana Press Association, Enjoli Gilbert, 2015

First Place, Best Online Ad Single Animated, Louisiana Press Association, Enjoli Gilbert, 2015

First Place,  Best Online House Ad or Campaign, Louisiana Press Association, Enjoli Gilbert, 2015

Second Place, Best Use of Graphic Design on a Single Page, Louisiana Press Association, The Maroon, 2015

Second Place, Best Sports Story, Louisiana Press Association, Mark Robinson, 2015

Second Place, Best Staff Generated Color Ad, Louisiana Press Association, Enjoli Gilbert, 2015

Third Place Best Feature Story, Louisiana Press Association, Skyllarr Trusty, 2015

Third Place Best News Story, Louisiana Press Association, Lester Duhe, 2015

Second Place, General Excellence, Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors, The Maroon, 2015

Second Place, Best College Website, Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors, LoyolaMaroon.com, 2015

Second Place, Best College Breaking/Spot News, Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors, Colleen Dulle, Mary Graci, Davis Walden, Zach Brien, 2015

Second Place, Best College Editorials, Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors, Karla Rosas, 2015

Second Place, Best College Feature Photos, Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors, Zach Brien, 2015

Second Place, Best College Layout and Design, Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors, Emily Andras and Karla Rosas, 2015

Third Place, Best College Spot News Photo, Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors, Zach Brien, 2015

Feature Writing (Small School), National SPJ Mark of Excellence, Finalist, Emily Andras, 2015

Feature Photography (Small School), National SPJ Mark of Excellence, Finalist, Zach Brien, 2015

Best Student Magazine, Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Shannon Donaldson and Melanie Potter, 2015

Best Affiliated Website, Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, The Maroon Online, 2015

Feature Photography (Small), Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Zach Brien, 2015

General News Reporting (small), Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Lester Duhé, 2015

Feature Writing (Small), Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Emily Andras, 2015

Best all around nondaily student newspaper, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Aaren Gordon and Topher Balfer, 2015

Best All-Around Television Newscast, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, The Maroon Minute, 2015

Online Feature Reporting, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Burke Bischoff, 2015

Online News Reporting, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Burke Bischoff, 2015

Online News Reporting, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Colleen Dulle, 2015

General News Reporting (small), Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Alicia Serrano, 2015

In-Depth Reporting (small), Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Ashley Fruge, 2015

Editorial Writing, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Karla Rosas, 2015

Breaking News Photography, Finalist, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Zach Brien, 2015

1st place, Editorial Page Design: Portfolio of work, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Jessica DeBold, 2015

1st place, Editorial Page Design: Single Page, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Jessica DeBold, 2015

1st place, Briefs Writing, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Maroon Staff, 2015

1st place, Caption Writing, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Maroon Staff, 2015

2nd place, Headline Writing, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Maroon Staff, 2015

2nd place, Typography: Overall Look of the Entire Paper, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Maroon Staff, 2015

Certificate of Merit, Editorial Writing, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Jessica DeBold, 2015

Certificate of Merit, Overall Design, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Maroon Staff, 2015

2nd place, Best College Newspaper, South East Journalism Conference, The Maroon Minute, 2015

4th place, Best College Website, South East Journalism Conference, The Maroon Online, 2015

7th place, Best College Magazine, South East Journalism Conference, The Wolf, 2015

7th place, Best College Video Feature Program, South East Journalism Conference, Loyola Lagniappe, 2015

1st place, Best Magazine Writer, South East Journalism Conference, Melanie Potter, 2015

1st place, Best Newspaper Page Designer, South East Journalism Conference, Emily Andras, 2015

1st place, Best News Editorial Artist, South East Journalism Conference, Katherine Richard, 2015

4th place, Best Magazine Layout Designer, South East Journalism Conference, Shannon Donaldson, 2015

4th place, Best Press Photographer, South East Journalism Conference, Zach Brien, 2015

4th place, Best Opinion/Editorial Writer, South East Journalism Conference, Karla Rosas, 2015

5th place, Best Sports Writer, South East Journalism Conference, Mark Robinson, 2015

7th place, Best News Graphic Designer, South East Journalism Conference, Emily Andras, 2015

1st place, Best Fundraising Idea, College Media Business and Advertising Managers, The Maroon, 2015

2nd place, Best Video Ad (10 sec. or less), College Media Business and Advertising Managers, The Maroon, 2015

4th place, Best Editorial Cartoon, Associated Collegiate Press, Katherine Richard, 2014

 

2013-2014

Best College Newspaper, 5th place nationally, Princeton Review, 2014

All American Rating, Associated Collegiate Press Association, 2014

Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award, Lucy Dieckhaus for The Maroon, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, 2014

1st place, Editorial Writing, The Maroon Staff, National SPJ Mark of Excellence, 2014

2nd place, Editorial Writing, Sam Winstrom for The Maroon, Press Club of New Orleans, 2014

3rd in U.S., Public Relations Student Society of America, Alden Woodhull, Lindsey Rousselle, Shermicia Calice, Natalie Masone, Ashley Ureta, “Pay Easy in the Big Easy,”  Bateman Campaign, 2014

Gold Addy Award, Ophelia Battle, American Advertising Federation, New Orleans, 2014

Silver Addy Award, Ophelia Battle, American Advertising Federation, New Orleans, 2014

Best of Show, Ophelia Battle, American Advertising Federation, New Orleans, 2014

Gold Addy Award, Graham Blackall , American Advertising Federation, New Orleans 2014

Honorable Mention, Best Special Section, Shannon Donaldson for The Wolf, Business and Advertising Managers association, 2014

Innovation of the year, Aaren Gordon, for The Maroon Minute, Press Club of New Orleans, 2014

1st placeCommunity News, Nia Porter for The Maroon, Press Club of New Orleans, 2014

1st placeIn-depth Reporting (small), Lucy Dieckhaus for The Maroon, SPJ Honors Award, 2014

Finalist, Best Affiliated Website, Devinn Adams for The Maroon, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, 2014

Finalist, Feature Photography (small), Eric Knoepfler for The Maroon, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, 2014

Finalist, Best Student Magazine, Shannon Donaldson for the Maroon, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, 2014

Finalist, Photo Illustration, Susana Aramburu for the Maroon, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, 2014

Finalist, Photo Illustration, Sam Winstrom for the Maroon, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, 2014

FinalistBest All Around Nondaily Newspaper, Sam Winstrom and Aaren Gordon for The Maroon, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, 2014

FinalistGeneral News Reporting (small), Nia Porter for The Maroon, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, 2014

1st placeEditorial Writing, The Maroon, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, 2014

2nd placeEditorial Writing, The Maroon, Louisiana/Mississippi Press Managing Awards 2014

3rd place, Editorial Writing, The Maroon, Louisiana/Mississippi Press Managing Awards 2014

1st placeInvestigative Reporting, Lucy Dieckhaus for the Maroon, Louisiana/Mississippi Press Managing Awards 2014

3rd place, Feature Photo, Wadner Pierre for the Maroon, Louisiana/Mississippi Press Managing Awards 2014

1st place, Feature Story, Sam Winstrom for the Maroon, Louisiana/Mississippi Press Managing Awards 2014

3rd place, General Excellence, Sam Winstrom and Aaren Gordon for the Maroon, Louisiana/Mississippi Press Managing Awards 2014

1st place, Best Editorial Page, The Maroon, Louisiana Press Association 2014

2nd place, Best Feature Story, Lauren Irwin for The Maroon, Louisiana Press Association 2014

1st place, Best Feature Story, Sam Winstrom for The Maroon, Louisiana Press Association 2014

1st place, Best Overall Website, Devinn Adams for the Maroon, Louisiana Press Association 2014

1st place, Best Sports Story, Etefia Umana for the Maroon, Louisiana Press Association 2014

3rd place General Excellence, The Maroon, Louisiana Press Association 2014

1st place, Individual Editorial Cartoon, Katherine Richard for The Maroon, Louisiana Press Association 2014

1st place Most Effective use of a Graphic, The Maroon, Louisiana Press Association 2014

Student Anvil Award, Bateman Team, Public Relations Society of America, New Orleans, 2013

2nd Place, Story of the Year, Lucy Dieckhaus, Associated Collegiate Press, 2013

 

2012-2013

Best in U.S., 1st Place, Public Relations Student Society of America, Dwayne Fontenette, Haley Humiston, Leah Whitlock, Charles La Rock, "Step up, Reach Out", Bateman Campaign, 2013

Regional award, 4th Place, American Advertising Federation, Ad Team 2013, "Paint Smarter" Campaign

New Orleans Press Club, 3rd Place, Best Info Graphic, Precious Esie, The Maroon, 2013

New Orleans Press Club, 2nd Place, Best Cartoon, Sydney Barbier, The Maroon, 2013

New Orleans Press Club, 3rd Place, Best Editorial, Daniel Quick, The Maroon, 2013

New Orleans Press Club, Best Special SectionThe Maroon, 2nd Place, 2013

Gold ADDY, 1st Place, Ad Club of New Orleans, Ad Team 2012, TV Commercial "Speed Date"

Best in Show, 1st Place, Ad Club of New Orleans, Ad Team 2012, TV Commercial "Speed Date"

National Best Feature Writing, Top 3, National SPJ Mark of Excellence, Shannon Donaldson, The Maroon

Breaking Sports Reporting, 2nd Place, Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors Award, Karl Gommel, The Maroon

Editorial Writing, 3rd Place, Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing
Editors Award, Daniel Quick, The Maroon

Finalist, Associated College Press Story of the Year Award, Lucy Dieckhaus, The Maroon

Feature Writing (small), 3rd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Shannon Donaldson, The Maroon

General News Reporting (small), 1st Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Shannon Donaldson, The Maroon

General News Reporting (small), 2nd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Aaren Gordon, The Maroon

Non-Fiction Magazine Article (small), 3rd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Vannia Zelaya, The Maroon

Sports Writing (small), 1st Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Hasani Grayson, The Maroon

Sports Writing (small), 2nd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Karl Gommel, The Maroon

Sports Writing (small), 3rd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Karl Donaldson, The Maroon

 

2011-2012

Best in U.S., 1st Place, Public Relations Student Society of America, Alexandra Broussard, Jack Lien, Maggie Moore, Wade Kimbro and Uyennhi Tieu, "Choose Dat, Not Dis" Bateman Campaign

Gold ADDY, 1st Place, Ad Club of New Orleans, Virgina Peters-Rodbell, "Decadence" poster

Silver ADDY, 2nd Place, Ad Club of New Orleans, Erica Guastella, "Misanthrope" poster

Best in Show, 1st Place, Ad Club of New Orleans, AD Team 201, "Let Life Be You Runweay" Campaign

Gold ADDY, 1st Place, Ad Club of New Orleans, AD Team 2011, Magazine Campaign

Gold ADDY, 1st Place, Ad Club of New Orleans, AD Team 2011, TV spot

Best Headline, 1st Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Sam Winstrom, The Maroon

Best Community News Story, 1st Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Karin Curley, The Maroon

Best Community News Story, 3rd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Cherie Lejeune, The Maroon

Best Info Graphic, 2nd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Precious Esie, The Maroon

Best Info Graphic, 3rd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Precious Esie, The Maroon

Best Cartoon, 1st Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Sydney Barbier, The Maroon

Best Cover Design, 2nd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Sam Winstrom, The Maroon

Best Cover Design, 3rd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Sam Winstrom, The Maroon

Best Sports Story, 2nd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Colby Wilson, The Maroon

Best News Story, Honorable Mention, Associated Collegiate Press, Karin Curley, The Maroon

Most Effective Use of Design, Louisiana Press Association, Sam Winstrom, The Maroon 

Best Sports Story, 1st Place, Louisiana Press Association, Camara Thomas, The Maroon

Best News Story, 1st Place, Louisiana Press Association, Karin Curley, The Maroon

National Best In-Depth Reporting, 1st Place, National SPJ Mark of Excellence Award Precious, Esie, Carl Harrison, Leslie Gamboni, Jamie Futral, The Maroon

Feature Writing, 1st Place, Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors Award, Jamie Futral, The Maroon

Sports Writing, 2nd Place, Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors Award, Craig Malveaux, The Maroon

In-Depth Reporting, 1st Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Precious Esie, Carl Harrison, Leslie Gamboni, Jamie Futral, The Maroon

General News Reporting, 2nd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Masako Hirsch, The Maroon

Sports Writing, 3rd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Camara Thomas, The Maroon

Best News Reporter, 7th Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Jamie Futral, The Maroon

Best Feature Writer, 2nd Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Leslie Gamboni, The Maroon

Best Newspaper page layout designer, 8th Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Sam Winstrom, The Maroon

Best Magazine Page Layout Designer, 2nd Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Kaitlin Riley, The Wolf

Best Magazine Writer, 3rd Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Melanie Ziems, The Wolf

 

2010-2011

2nd place, Public Relations Student Society of America, Janece Bell, Rebecca Molyneux, Kelsey Morris, Kelsey Pabst, Dominque Webb, “Voodoo Whatcha Wanna…for Ya Wallet,” Bateman Campaign.

Gold ADDY, 1st Place, Ad Club of New Orleans, Alexandra Ernst, Brochure

The Ashton Phelps Sr. Memorial Award for Editorial Writing, 1st Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Alex Fournet, The Maroon

Best Continuing Coverage, 3rd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Precious Esie, Sam Winstrom, Craig Malveaux, The Maroon

Best Editorial, 1st Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Alex Fournet, The Maroon

Best Community News, 3rd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Precious Esie, The Maroon

Best In-Depth Reporting, 3rd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Precious Esie, The Maroon

Story of the Year, Honorable Mention, Associated Collegiate Press, Jean-Paul Arguello, The Maroon

Best News Story, 3rd Place, Louisiana Press Association, Precious Esie, The Maroon

Best News Story, Honorable Mention, Louisiana Press Association, Jean-Paul Arguello, The Maroon

Best Press Photographer, 8th Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Elle Maloney, The Maroon

Best Magazine Page Layout Designer, 3rd Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Kaitlin Riley, The Maroon

Best Magazine Writer, 5th Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Angela Hernandez, The Wolf

 

2009-2010

2nd place, Public Relations Student Society of America, Christine Minero, Kate Gremillion, Dominic Moncada, Jodi Forte, Marimar Velez, “U.S. Census,” Bateman Campaign.

General News Story, 3rd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Katie Urbaszewski, The Maroon

Best Investigative Story, 3rd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Jean-Paul Arguello, The Maroon

Best Investigative Story, Honorable Mention, Press Club of New Orleans, Eduardo Gonzales, The Maroon

Best Special Section, 3rd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Katie Urbaszewski, The Maroon

Best Sports Story, 2nd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Craig Malveaux, The Maroon

Best Sports Column, 1st Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Ramon Vargas, The Maroon

Best Breaking News Photo, 1st Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Kevin Zansler, The Maroon

Best General News Photo, 2nd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Kevin Zansler, The Maroon

Best Breaking News Photo, 1st Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Kevin Zansler, The Maroon

Best Nonfiction Magazine Article, 2nd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Lauren Laborde, The Wolf

Best General News Reporting, 3rd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Jean-Paul Arguello, The Maroon

Best Sports Writer, 2nd Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Steve Heath, The Maroon

Public Service Journalism, 3rd Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Katie Urbazewski, The Maroon

Public Service Journalism, 4th Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Jessica Williams, The Maroon

Public Service Journalism, 5th Place, Southeast Journalism Conference, Massako Hirsch, The Maroon

 

2008-2009

Best in U.S., 1st Place, Public Relations Student Society of America, Janine Sheedy, Sarah Makota, Heaterh Miranne, Ashley Sutton, Vicki Voelker, "The Bling Starts Here," Consumer Bankers Association, Bateman Campaign

Best In-depth news/feature story, 1st Place, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Jaune Jackson and Jessica Williams, The Wolf

Best Online Breaking News, Honorable Mention, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Jaune Jackson, The Maroon

Best General Humor Column, Honorable Mention, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Justin Templet, The Maroon

Best Investigative Reporting, Honorable Mention, Press Club of New Orleans, Jessica Williams, The Maroon

Best Editorial Illustration, 2nd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Tom Macom, The Maroon

Best Sports Column Press, 1st Place, Club of New Orleans, Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Maroon

Best Feature Photo, 3rd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Rachel Strassel, The Maroon

Best Sports Feature Photo, 2nd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Andrea Castillo, The Maroon

Best General News Story, 1st Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Jessica Williams, The Maroon

Best General News Photography, 2nd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Kevin Zansler, The Maroon

Best Feature Photo, 1st Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Rachel Strassel, The Maroon

Best Feature Photo, 2nd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Rachel Strassel, The Maroon

Best Online News Reporting, 1st Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Katie Urbaszewski, The Maroon

Best News Story, 1st Place, Louisiana Press Association, Jessica Williams, The Maroon

Best Sports Story, 1st Place, Louisiana Press Association, Eduardo Gonzalez, The Maroon

Best Sports Photo, 3rd Place, Louisiana Press Association, Tom Macom, The Maroon

Best General News Photography, 3rd Place, Louisiana Press Association, Kevin Zansler, The Maroon

Best Sports Photo, Honorable Mention, Louisiana Press Association, Tom Macom, The Maroon

Best Sports Story, Honorable Mention, Louisiana Press Association, Briana Prevost, The Maroon

Best General News Photo, Honorable Mention, Louisiana Press Association, Rachel Strassel, The Maroon

 

2007-2008

Best in U.S., 1st Place, Public Relations Student Society of America, “Step Up Strap In,” Safe Kids Buckle Up & General Motors, Kelly Rayner, Shannon Corrigan, Danny Mazier, Andrea Mulcrone, Kelly Roth, Bateman Campaign

Best Sports Column, 1st Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Maroon

Best Sports Column, 2nd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Michael Nissman, The Maroon

Best General News Photo, 2nd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Michael Nissman, The Maroon

Best multi-feature photo, 3rd Place, Press Club of New Orleans, Kathleen McCann, The Maroon

Best General News Reporting, 1st Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Maroon

Best General News Photo, 3rd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Maroon

Best Sports Writing, 1st Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Maroon

Best Sports Column, 3rd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Michael Nissman, The Maroon

Best Photo Illustration, 1st Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Michael Nissman, Steve Kashishian, Daniel Monteverde and Ramon Vargas, The Maroon

Best Sports Photography, 2nd Place, SPJ Mark of Excellence Award, Michael Nissman, The Maroon

 

Kappa Tau Alpha

Since 1990, numerous students have been inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, the college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

2015 2015 2014

In 2015 the SMC renamed
the chapter in honor of
​professor emeritus Dr. Larry Lorenz,
who founded the KTA chapter at Loyola.

 

Janeicia Neely
Mary C. Dulle
Marie A. Simoneaux
Chelsea E. Cunningham
Emily M. Branan
Angelic L. Williams
Ashley T. Galmiche
Zivi Sokolic
Mary Graci
Emma Reid
Burke Bischoff
Lucille Dieckhaus
Ashley Ureta
Allison McEligott
Shannon Donaldson
Cameron Hill
2013 2012 2011
Sarah M. Drew
Alden C. Woodhull
Alaina M. Meynard
Leah C. Whitlock
Cherie L. LeJeune
Zainab Aziz
Alexandra Broussard
Paige Hinrichs
Lauren Irwin
Danielle Latimer
Madison Robison
Vannia Zelaya
Mallory E. Asp
Yvonne E. Cappel-Vickery
Jolie K. Curley
Alexandra M. Ernst
Kate E. Gremillion
Masako M. Hirsch
Kelsey E. Pabst
Leslie Gale Parr (Faculty)
Kylie E. Tregre
Monique M. Verdin
Katherine L. Villavicendcio
2009 2008 2007
Allison Becnel
Trevor Cassidy
Emily Gelpi
Thomas Macom
Briana Prevost
Mallory Smith
Andrea Castillo
Caitlin R. Clifford
Catherine D. Cotton
Nora H. Ferrarone
Annick Megie
Ramon A. Vargas
Christopher L. Benninger
Jessica N. Chevis
Rebecca Y. Do
Katherine R. Eisenhart
Beatriz A. Galindo
Emily A. Hilbig
Jennifer M. John
Anthony J. Magee
Marquise M. Montague
Mollie B. Partesotti
Mary E. Pendarvis
Angela V. Reed
Kelly L. Roth
Jordan C. Schneider
Katie M. Sporer
 

Scholarships

American Advertising Federation Most Promising Minority Student 

American Advertising Federation Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Internship

School of Mass Communication Scholarship 

PRSSA Scholarships

Advertising Club of New Orleans Scholarship

Each year the Ad Club offers three (3) $1000 scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate level students attending an accredited university or college in the New Orleans area and studying advertising, marketing, communications, or a related field.  The Ad Club looks for outstanding students who are active within their school and community. The application includes student information, including cumulative GPA, and a personal 300-word essay.

All applications are due by Monday, April 14, 2014, and winners will be notified on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Winners will be recognized at the May 1st Ad Club Luncheon.

Contact Ellen Kempner at kempnere@peteramayer.com for questions and to receive an application.

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