Ohio Journalist

Top Graduating Seniors

By Kate Irby

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(June 11, 2011) — The annual Scripps banquet honored top graduating seniors from each respective sequence. NOTE: Sequences will give way two two “tracks” with the onset of semesters in Fall 2012.
Evan Millward

Sequence: Broadcast, Outstanding Overall

Student Organizations: SPJ, RTDNA, ImPRessions on the Bob Evans Account and WOUB

Internships/Jobs: Green County Dailies, Dayton Daily News, Public Relations Coordinator at King’s Island, WDTN and CBS Newspath

Future plans: “I either want to be an on-air personality — anchor or reporter — or even a news director where I can have a direct impact on the product.”

William Tapper

Sequence: Broadcast

Student Organizations: WOUB and RTDNA

Internships/Jobs: WTOL and WTVG in Toledo

Future plans: He wants to find a job as a reporter or a journalistic “jack-of-alltrades” somewhere in the U.S., and eventually return to Ohio as a reporter.

Sarah Holt

Sequence: Carr Van Anda

Student Organizations: WOUB, RTDNA, ImPRessions Bob Evans and Athens County Humane Society Accounts and PRSSA

Internships/Jobs: Good Morning Cleveland and News Broadcast Network

Future plans: “Short-term, I hope to find a job at a public-relations agency or corporation in Columbus, Ohio. Eventually I hope to work for a non-profit like the [American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals] in their communications department.”

Jennifer Bak

Sequence: Advertising

Student Organizations: Alpha Omicron Pi, Speakeasy, OU Ad Association

Internships/Jobs: Alumni Association, Sunrise Advertising, Priority Public Relations, Campus Brand Ambassador for Youth Marketing Connections (ROCKSTAR Energy Drink and Studyblue.com), Carousel Strands and The Athens Foundation

Future plans: “I’m planning on aggressively pursuing a full-time job in the communications field, specifically advertising or social media.”

Robert Devin Hughes

Sequence: Public Relations

Student Organizations: PRSSA, ImPRessions

Internships/Jobs: O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, the Patton College of Education and Human Services, Cardinal Health and independent contracting for Razorfish.

Future plans: Post-graduate internship with PR agency Fleishman- Hillard. “I really enjoyed the corporate PR experience with Cardinal Health, where I’ve interned the past year, but I want to learn more in an agency setting for a while before getting back into the corporate game.”

Natalie Knoth

Sequence: Magazine

Student Organizations: Treudley Hall Council, The Post

Internships/Jobs: The Athens NEWS, Dayton Daily News and Real Simple

Future plans: Interning at the Dayton Daily News this summer. “I’m willing to move anywhere for a job, though I’ve been primarily looking at jobs in New York and Ohio. With my experience at both magazines and newspapers, I’m open to working at either type of publication, as well as online publications.”

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