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Den of Distinction
The Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication recognizes outstanding SMC alumni through its hall of fame, the School of Mass Communication Den of Distinction.
This honor recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves nationally through a lifetime of accomplishments or by extraordinary achievement. Nominees, through those accomplishments and achievements, should be innovative leaders, set new standards of excellence and clearly serve as role models for Loyola’s students, alumni and our greater community.
The Den of Distinction recognizes unparalleled achievement by alumni who stand out as the finest examples of their profession and also embody the ideals of a Jesuit education brought to life, including:
- pursuit of excellence
- development of personal potential
- critical thinking
- effective communication
- commitment to service
- global perspective
The Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication seeks nominations for the school’s Den of Distinction. Please share the reasons you believe a nominee meets the requirements and include as much biographical data as possible to help the selection committee in its deliberations. Send the information to:
John Deveney, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA
Chair, Nominating Chair, SMC Den of Distinction
Sonya F. Duhé, Ph.D.
Chair, Loyola School of Mass Communication
Congratulations to the 2018 Den of Distinction inductee:
RHONDA SHEAR, class of 1977
SMC alumNI AWARDS & SUCCESSES
SMC alumni were stars of the night at the 60th Annual Excellence in Journalism awards, presented by the Press Club of New Orleans.
The Clarion Herald, led by Loyola alum Peter Finney, Jr., won 10 awards at the Catholic Media Conference of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.
NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR: Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or more - Third Place
BEST REPORTING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES: Care for God’s Creation - First Place
BEST NEWS WRITING ON A NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL EVENT: National Event, Diocesan Newspaper - Second Place
BEST PERSONALITY PROFILE: Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or more - Second Place and Third Place
BEST PHOTOGRAPH: Best General News Photo - Second Place
BEST INVESTIGATIVE/ANALYSIS NEWS WRITING: Investigative News Writing, Diocesan Newspaper - Third Place
BEST NEWS WRITING ON A NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL EVENT: National Event, Diocesan Newspaper - Honorable Mention
BEST NEWS WRITING ON A LOCAL OR REGIONAL EVENT: Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or more - Honorable Mention
BEST REPORTING ON VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD, RELIGIOUS LIFE OR DIACONATE: Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or more - Honorable Mention
Do you have awards and successes to share? Email them to email@example.com. We'll share them here. Don't forget to include your class year and degree.