The Journalism Department recognized graduates and award winners from 2020 and 2021 at an outdoor ceremony on May 13.

The event, held on the lawn next to Morrill Hall, was the first to be held since the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled in-person celebrations in the spring 2020 semester.

2021 Award Winners:

Jessica Guerrucci poses with plaques for all three Journalism Department awards. She is the only student to win all three awards. (Jodie Gil)

Robin Marshall Glassman Outstanding Journalism Graduate

  • Jessica Guerrucci

Southern News Journalist of the Year

  • Jessica Guerrucci
  • Samuel Tapper

Crescent Magazine Journalist of the Year

Jason Edwards poses with the Crescent Magazine Journalist of the Year Award plaque during an award ceremony at Southern May 13. (Jodie Gil)
  • Jessica Guerrucci
  • Elizabeth Getts
  • Jason Edwards
  • Kenneth Baah

2020 Award Winners

Robin Marshall Glassman Outstanding Journalism Graduate

  • Kaitlyn Regan
  • Alexandra Scicchitano

Southern News Journalist of the Year

  • Tamonda Griffiths
  • Jessica Guerrucci

Crescent Magazine Journalist of the Year

  • Amanda Cavoto
  • Sam Fix
  • Jacob Waring

2020 and 2021 Graduates

Graduates prepare for the commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on May 18 at Southern Connecticut State University’s Jess Dow Field. (Jodie Gil)

Southern held five graduation ceremonies at Jess Dow Field on campus to recognize students from the classes of 2020 and 2021. The ceremonies followed the current social distancing guidelines as of May 2021.

Students from the Journalism Department attended the ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences (Liberal Arts) at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18.

The full ceremony can be viewed on the university YouTube page here.

From left to right: SCSU Journalism Graduates Donovan Wilson, Sam Tapper, Jessica Guerrucci, and Jackson LaMar. (Jodie Gil)

The Journalism students to graduate in spring and winter 2020 include:

  • Haljit Basuljevic
  • Mia Bonadies
  • Joe Bulwidas
  • Jessica Guerrucci
  • Tamonda Griffiths
  • J’Mari Hughes
  • Kelsey Latham
  • Hunter Lyle
  • Shawn McFarlane
  • Jossinet Ramos Vera
  • Alfredo Rivera
  • Kaitlyn Regan
  • Lexi Scicchitano
  • Jacob Waring
  • Faith Williams

The Journalism students to graduate in 2021 include:

  • Ana Agraja
  • Essence Boyd
  • Gabriela Cuapio
  • Jason Edwards
  • Emine Demir
  • Anna DeSimone
  • Jackson LaMar
  • Seth Marceau
  • Desteny Maragh
  • Mike Neville
  • Edward Rudman
  • Kiara Smith
  • Sam Tapper
  • Donovan Wilson

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