Delta Collegiate takes home 11 awards

By: Delta Collegiate Staff

 The Delta Collegiate staff was honored with 11 combined awards on Saturday, April 7 for work that its reporters, photographers and videographers have done over the past year.

Since 2013, the Michigan Community College Press Association has been bringing together community college journalism members from across the state to celebrate their achievements. Holding an annual conference to recognize student journalists with awards for their work, this year the MCCPA conference was held at Central Michigan University on April 7.

The Delta Collegiate has been a regular attendee at the conference since first winning two awards from the MCCPA in 2014 and has since gone on to win over 75 awards recognizing Delta College’s journalism and media accomplishments, including first place awards for online newspaper and general excellence.

This year the Delta Collegiate brought home a number of awards for work they’ve done over the last year as well as having the opportunity to see and talk with members of a number of different newspapers. Journalism programs from community colleges in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Monroe County, Traverse City, Washtenaw and Metro Detroit were represented at the 2018 MCCPA conference.

“It’s a cliché, but all of you here today really are the future of journalism,” says Tim Boudreau, associate professor of journalism at CMU.

Award Winners

News Story – First Place

“Faculty furious about president’s policy change” by Jessica Sierocki


In-Depth Enterprise Reporting – Third Place

“FOIA reveals more information on false rape case” by Aubrie Smith


First Amendment Reporting – First Place

“Kneeling can only last so long” by Joe Thornton


Sports Feature Story – Honorable Mention

“Chemical City Derby Girls host scrimmage” by Allie Keenan


Sports Column – First Place

“Should coaches make more than your governor?” by Ethan Moore


Feature Photo – Second Place

“Casey Robertson” by Tylla Hahn


Sports New Photo – Second Place

“Delta Pioneers women’s soccer” by Tylla Hahn


Multimedia Reporting – First Place

“Snowfest brings business to Frankenmuth” by Joe Thornton

Photos by Jaylie Dice

Video by Kevin Lazzaro


Multimedia Reporting – Second Place (Tie)

“Delta student takes top 10 in statewide barrel racing” by Jessica Sierocki

Photos by Tylla Hahn


Multimedia Reporting – Second Place (Tie)

“Lady Pioneers gain momentum near playoffs” by Joe Thornton

Video by Kevin Lazzaro


News Website – First Place

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