By Susan Wiesinger
Chico State Journalism & Public Relations continues to build on its reputation as a prestigious program, with its students and faculty members collecting more than 55 awards for academics and research since 2010.
Nearly half of the awards the department has received in the past six years were earned in national competitive selections.
Several scholarships and awards students have acquired are from prominent organizations such as Dow Jones, ProPublica and Google.
Here is the full list of awards and recipients in Chico State’s Journalism and PR program from 2010-2016:Student awards
Asian American Journalists Association's VOICES Program: 2013, Tercius Bufete
California College Media Association Career Development Scholarship: 2014, Risa Johnson
California Newspaper Foundation Internship Awards: 2010, Robin Epley; 2011, Benjamin Mullin, The Sacramento Bee; 2012, Kacey Gardner; 2013, Anthony Siino, The Sacramento Bee; 2014, Katrina Cameron, Karl Travis, Quinn Western; 2015, Ashiah Scharaga, The Sacramento Bee; 2017, Molly Sullivan
Cengage Learning Student Speech Video Contest, Grand Prize: 2014, Morgan Dixon
Chico State Undergrad Awards for Research and Creativity, Chico State: 2011, Serena
Cervantes; 2012, Tyler Ash; 2014, Juniper Rose
Chips Quinn Scholar: 2015, Katrina Cameron, Contra Costa Times; Mozes Zarate, The Wall Street Journal
Chris Hilbert Outstanding Chico State Friend Award: 2014, Aleksander Irvin
Dow Jones News Fund internship: 2014, Bill Hall, San Francisco Chronicle, University of Texas, Austin.
Earl Squire Behrens Scholarship from Sacramento Press Club: 2014, Quinn Western; 2016, Gabriel Sandoval
Google Journalism Fellowship: 2014, Benjamin Mullin
Chico State’s Jackie Faris-Rees Student Leadership Award: 2015, Aleksander Irvin
James Foley Memorial Scholarship in International Photojournalism: 2015, Emily Teague
Forrest Hartman Broadcast Film Critics Association Grant: 2017, Jared Shibuya
Hearst Journalism Awards: 2016, Bianca Quilantan, features
Knight-CUNY Summer Internship Program: 2015, Mozes Zarate, The Wall Street Journal; 2017, Gabriel Sandoval
Chico State’s Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Award: 2010, Skylar Young; 2011, Lauren Beaven; 2012, Jenna Valdespino; 2014, Aleksander Irvin and Quinn Western; 2015, Dylan Wakefield; 2016, Elizabeth Castillo and Gabriel Sandoval.
National Association of Black Journalists Visual Task Force Scholarship: 2014, Quinn Western
National Association of Hispanic Journalists Rubén Salazar Scholarship: 2017, Gabriel Sandoval
National Communication Association panel: 2016, Britney Witherspoon, Philadelphia, Pa.
Naughton Fellowship: 2014, Benjamin Mullin, The Poynter Institute
Online News Association Student Newsroom: 2013, Tercius Bufete, Atlanta, Ga.; 2014, Quinn Western, Chicago; 2015, Ernesto Rivera, Los Angeles
Chico State’s College of Communication & Education Outstanding Student Leader Award: 2011, Megan McCourt; 2012, Sara Nielsen
POLITICO Journalism Institute: 2017, Elizabeth Castillo
ProPublica’s Emerging Reporters Program: 2015, Gabriel Sandoval
Sacramento Press Club scholarship: 2010, Robin Epley; 2017, Bianca Quilantan (Nereida Skelton award)
Scripps Howard Foundation Award at Chico State: 2014, Mozes Zarate, The Sacramento Bee; 2015, Jose Olivar, The Sacramento Bee
Scripps Howard Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition: 2010, Jennifer Siino, Japan.
Scripps Howard Foundation Hispanic Link News Service: 2012, Almendra Carpizo; 2013, Juniper Rose
Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington: 2010, Megan McCourt
Sports Reporting Training Camp, sponsored by the College Media Institute: 2016, Sully Engels and Nick Martinez-Esquibel, Nashville, Tenn.