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Digital Communication Program Student Projects Place in ICMA Contests


William Penn Digital Communication students received five awards from the 2017 Better Student News Media and 2017 Better Student Television contests.  The Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) hosts the annual contests. Students were honored at the yearly ICMA convention held in Des Moines on February 1–2.

2017 Better Student News Media Contest

  • First Place: Best Sports Feature (Print)
    • Hidden Injuries by Sabrina Bryant
  • Third Place: Best Sports Story (Print)
    • Statesmen basketball makes a statement at NAIA national championship by Miranda Keeler
  • Third Place: Best Page 1 (Print)
    • The Chronicle April 2017 edition by Chronicle Staff


2017 Better Student Television Contest

  • Second Place: Best Corporate Video
    • #WPDay 2017 – How Far We’ve Come
      • Produced by Markesha Yarbrough, Courtney Bottorff, Mason Shrader, Arthur Luz, Dino Landucci IV
    • Third Place: Best Newscast
      • William Penn News Now (March 24, 2017)
        • Produced by Miranda Keeler, Alyssa Kerry, Sabrina Bryant, Kadeem Ellington, Jasmin Sonnenschein, Becky Kopp

“The contest was judged by industry professionals, so it’s nice to see our students’ work get some external validation. I am proud of their accomplishments and hope this serves as motivation to continue producing quality content,” said Matt Wagner, Director of the Digital Communication Program.

Winning projects can be viewed on the William Penn digital communication webpage:


For more information, contact:

Lauren Abbas
Digital Communication Graduate Assistant
William Penn University
(641) 676-3400 |

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