Department of communications student highlights from 2015.
Victoria Chiesa: Student of the Month
Victoria Chiesa, a graduating senior, has been selected for the Communications Department’s “Student of the Month” for March. Victoria is the editor-in-chief of the award-winning Delphian student newspaper and runs a blog called The Tennis Island that mixes pop culture with tennis.
Recently, she served as a judge for the university’s Quill Awards, an event that honors outstanding high student journalism. Victoria latest achievement —the third-place prize at the New York Press Association for her feature story on broadcaster Al Trautwig, who taught at Adelphi last semester.
Bryan Grilli: 2015 Hochberg Award
Bryan Grilli is the recipient of this year’s Burt Hochberg Scholarship for Ethical Journalism for his outstanding work in journalism and for representing the ethical and professional ideals associated with this award. Bryan began as a freshman staff member of The Delphian and has risen through the ranks to the position of News Editor.
“Bryan has demonstrated high character as a journalist,” says Mark Grabowski, professor of journalism. “He’s committed to practicing responsible journalism, but he’s also not afraid to tackle challenging stories and get the public the info they need to know. He epitomizes what the award is all about.”
Bryan has been a stellar journalist, according to his professors, and also a fine citizen of the university. Recently, he served as judge for the Quill Awards, the prestigious high school journalism award event. Bryan is the second recipient of the $1,000 award following Stephen Levine in 2014.
These articles appeared in the Spring 2015 edition of The Front Page, the Department of Communications newsletter.
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