The Collegian Staff at Bob Jones, including a Monroe student, win SCPA Awards

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Bob Jones University staff of The Collegian newspaper.

GREENVILLE, SC (11/17/2020)– The South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) recognized staff members of Bob Jones University’s student newspaper, The Collegian, with multiple awards at the virtual 2019 Collegiate Awards. Originally scheduled for April, the event was delayed until Monday, September 14, 2020. Both individual staff members and The Collegian staff in its entirety were honored.

Joanna Scoggins, a English, BA major from Monroe, is a member of The Collegian staff.

The SCPA Collegiate News Contest recognizes the best in South Carolina collegiate journalism. Collegiate staff members compete against other colleges and universities in 26 categories, including writing, design, photography and illustration

Several BJU students received individual SCPA awards including:

Troy Renaux – (Hampton, Virginia) First Place, Page One Design; Second Place, Specialty Page Design

Callie Parker – (Greenville, South Carolina) First Place, Column Writing

Ben Clemons – (Eads, Tennessee) Third Place, Infographic

Joanna Scoggins and Andrew Schmidt – (Monroe, Georgia and Oak Forest, Illinois) Third Place, Series of Articles

Max Burak – (Greer, South Carolina) Second Place, Cartoon or Illustration

Kayla Romeiser – (Spartanburg, South Carolina) Second Place, Sports Story; Third Place, Sports Story

Daniel Quigley – (Fountain Inn, South Carolina) Second Place, Feature

In addition, The Collegian staff won third place in the General Excellence category.

“I love to see our students encouraged in their pursuit of excellence in journalism. These awards do just that. Their hard work has paid off,” said Betty Solomon, faculty adviser for The Collegian. “We need more Christian students with writing talent to consider the media as a worthy profession where they can serve God.”

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading.

BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, health professions, and business.

BJU has over 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.

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