OC Communication Students Win National, State Awards

OC communication students and alumni continue to produce award-winning work at the national and state levels.

In April, four public relations students placed in the 2015 Zenith Awards, a nationally-recognized competition for undergraduate students studying strategic communications. 

Senior Karly Monday won first place for Social Media and senior Jessica Thompson received third place for PR Campaigns. Seniors Jake Whiteley and Michaela Lawson received second and third place for PR Writing.

OC students also received seven awards in the student competition co-hosted by the Oklahoma Broadcast Educators Association and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. 

Senior Geoffrey Fogle placed first for Music Video and junior Travis Pauley placed first for Long TV Narrative. Spring graduate Nehemiah Knox placed second for TV Directing and senior Micah Woodberry placed second for Sports Story. 

Mitch Allen placed third for Music Video and senior Morgan Lindsay placed third for Scriptwriting. Junior Sierra Cleverdon and senior Cheryl Jorgensen placed third for Long Radio Narrative.

“These students and their award-winning work represent some of the best from our department,” said Dr. Larry Jurney, chair of OC’s Department of Communication. “We are proud of them, and we know their work helps even more of our students continue to aspire to excellence.”

Summer 2015

View more stories from the Summer 2015 issue of Vision magazine.