Greensboro College Student Journalists Bring Home Seven Awards from State College Media Conference

March 11, 2019 1:24 pm
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six Greensboro College students who contributed to the student newspaper and/or literary magazine received seven awards at the recent N.C. College Media Association conference in Greensboro.

That total number was the second-highest in the publications’ history, said L. Wayne Johns, professor of English and advisor to the staffs of both publications. They won a combined eight awards in 2010 and 2014.

Contributors to The Collegian, the college’s student newspaper, who received awards were:

  • Jonathan Abney, a freshman art major from Greensboro, Honorable Mention in Comics.
  • Adelaide Elliott, a senior English & Communication Studies major from Walnut Cove, N.C., Honorable Mention in Opinion Writing.
  • Gwyneth Navey, a junior history/political science major from Florence, S.C., Honorable Mention in Opinion Writing.

The Collegian competed against other schools with 6,500 students or fewer.

Contributors to The Lyre, the college’s literary magazine, who received awards were:

  • Timothy Crowell, a junior psychology and English & Communication Studies major from Pinnacle, N.C., Honorable Mention in Fiction
  • Adelaide Elliott, Honorable Mention in Non-Fiction
  • Dori Medlin, a senior sociology and English and Communication Studies major, Second Place in Photography/Art
  • Grace “Ari” Washington, a sophomore elementary-education major from Charlotte, Honorable Mention, Poetry

The Lyre competed against literary magazines from colleges and universities of all sizes across the state. Its four awards tied it for third in the state with the University of North Carolina at Asheville’s magazine.

Johns, the advisor, holds a B.A. from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, an M.F.A. from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. He joined the faculty in 2007. For more information about The Collegian or The Lyre, contact him at 336-272-7102, ext. 5415, or email wayne.johns@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

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