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Estee Hodge named top scholar

Twenty juniors and seniors were inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA), the national honor society for journalism and mass communication, and a senior electronic media major was honored as JMC's top scholar at a ceremony held during Student Success Week.

Scholarship and Award Ceremony

JMC gains two new endowed scholarships

Fifty-one students won a record-setting $64,000 in endowed scholarships and gifts and were honored at JMC’s annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony during Student Success Week.

JMC is completing its most successful year ever in national journalism and communication competitions, and students who earned national recognition were honored at an award ceremony on Tuesday evening, as part of Student Success Week.

A first-of-its-kind job and internship fair, a School-wide pizza party, and an awards reception and scholarship dinner rank among the many highlights of JMC’s first Student Success Week, April 26 through May 3.

Jim Colton, the nationally renowned and recently retired photography editor of Sports Illustrated, will visit Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the FirstEnergy Auditorium of Franklin Hall.

Colton will discuss the growing impact of sports photography on journalism and will offer a multimedia presentation featuring scenes and stories from the 2012 Summer Olympics. He will share his experiences and advice with photojournalism students and faculty.  

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) at Kent State University has hired Thor Wasbotten as its new director. Wasbotten will join the university July 1 to replace Jeff Fruit, who steps down after 10 years as the school's leader to teach full time.