Loyola University Chicago

Weekend of Excellence

School of Communication Awards

Outstanding Student Awards

  • Kelsey Cheng
    Outstanding Advertising and Public Relations Student

  • Suzanne Vyletel
    Outstanding Communication Studies Student

  • George Patrick Davet
    Outstanding Film & Digital Media Student

  • Elise Haas
    Outstanding Student in Journalism

  • Palak Shukla
    Outstanding Graduate Student in Digital Storytelling

Top Original Student Work

  • Best Community Engagement Piece
    Breanna Walker and Drew Haynes for their children's book entitled "Lasting Words" for their COMM 204, Community as Story

  • Best Collaborative Publication
    Mosaic 2015 staff for their magazine highlighting education in Chicago

  • Best Feature Writing
    Grace Runkel for the Loyola Phoenix piece titled "I'm Not A Victim–I'm a Survivor: Loyola Student Reclaims Life After Shooting" about a Loyola student who was injured this semester

  • Best Advocacy Initiative
    Samantha Happ, for her work in creating a toolkit for student leaders of the Loyola demonstrations to use in reshaping the conversation around racial justice on campus.

  • Best Digital Media Project
    George Patrick Davet, for his study titled Digital Paladins, which examines religion and social consciousness through the lens of video games.