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Chapter of the Year

Monday, January 9, 2017

SCJ plaque chapter of the yearRMU's chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists was named "Chapter of the Year" by the national organization at its annual conference in Atlanta in the fall.

Matt Merlino, the chapter president, and other student officers attended the conference with student media advisor Carrie Moniot. "RMU Sentry Media seemed to be the standard for what other schools were trying to accomplish," said Merlino, a senior media arts/graphic design major.

Students also collected a first place award for long-form documentary at the College Media Association Fall Film Festival in Atlanta for "Hail to RMU", plus third place and honorable mention for two other Sentry Media productions. They also visited CNN and two TV stations.

Anthony Moretti, associate professor of communication, credited the dedication of the chapter's leaders and the enthusiasm of its members for the recognition. "I think the most obvious work effort comes through at RMU Sentry Media, but the chapter's various activities and off-campus work is impressive as well."