A number of
School of Communications students were among those honored as top
contributors in student media organizations by Elon University's
Media Board at an annual banquet May 10. Singled out for recognition
as top contributors were:
The entire staff was honored
Phi Psi Cli: Christina Kane
The Pendulum: Colin Donohue
WSOE: Greg Piel
The Media Board
selected one student from the group above as Elon University's Outstanding
Media Organization Member of the Year. This award was presented
to Colin Donohue of The Pendulum at the ODK Student Leadership Awards
Ceremony in April.
School of Communications
faculty members Tom Nelson and Kelli Burns are among the voting
members of Elon's Media Board, which is led by Rex Waters, assistant
dean of students.
At the banquet,
Waters lauded student media participants for their continuing contributions
to the Elon community. He noted the long hours the students log
in producing great communications in various formats to enlighten
and inform the students, faculty and staff at Elon University.
The guest speaker
for the event was Rob Franek, publisher and editorial director for
The Princeton Review. Franek is the primary spokesperson for The
Princeton Review on issues effecting higher education. He is also
author/spokesperson for the nationally ranked college guidebook,
"The Best 351 Colleges," and other Princeton Review publications.
smart and you're driven," he told the students in the audience,
"you're always going to do well. But it really pays to be kind;
give that other person a leg up. It makes a difference."
Franek is a
frequent lecturer and panelist on college topics for audiences of
educators, parents and students, and he has appeared as an educational
expert on "The Today Show," "CBS Early Show,"
CNN, the Oxygen Network, National Public Radio, USA Radio Network,
Associated Press and a variety of TV, radio and newspaper outlets.
Prior to joining The Princeton Review, he was associate dean of
admissions at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y., for six years.
An avid history buff, he conducts historical walking tours of his
hometown, New York City, for Sweet City Tours, a company he founded.
The day after the banquet, he spoke as a guest in Dr. Vic Costello's
Digital Media Convergence class.