Published on March 2, 2018 by Maryellen Newton  
SEJC Awards2018
Samford students celebrate their awards at the SEJC
Students in Samford University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication brought home 15 awards from the 2018 Southeastern Journalism Conference (SEJC) in February. The awards included:

First Place

• Asia Burns, Best News Writer

• Claire Jaggers, Best Magazine Writer

• Kate Sullivan, Best Print Advertising

Second Place

• The Local, Best College Magazine

• Sam Chandler, Best Sports Writer

• Kate Sullivan, Best Press Photographer

• Charis Nichols, Best Magazine Layout

Third Place

• Hannah Diamond, Best TV Journalist

• Hallie Bagley, Best Research Paper

Fourth Place

• Caleb Jones, Best Feature

• Samford News Network, Best College Video News Program

Fifth Place

• Katherine Mixson, Best News/Editorial Artist.

Sixth Place

• Jared Skinner, junior, Jacksonville, Fla., placed sixth in Best Arts and Entertainment.

Tenth Place

• Ashton Nix, Best Newspaper Designer

• The Samford Crimson, Best Newspaper

In both 2016 and 2017, Samford students brought home 11 awards,

“We’re extremely proud of the outstanding work that our student journalists do at Samford,” said journalism professor Clay Carey. “The honors are reflective of the dedication and commitment that our students demonstrated to their work, and to our campus community.”

Maryellen Newton is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Division of Marketing and Communication.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.