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Two GA Students Receive Student Press Awards

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
March 22, 2023
Posted in: Announcements

Two student-journalists from Penn State’s campus in McKeesport have received Student Keystone Media Awards from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.

Yousuf Ibrahim and Carlin Whalen, both students at Greater Allegheny Campus, will be honored during an awards luncheon April 26 in Harrisburg. Both write for the campus newspaper, the GA-Zette.

Whalen received an honorable mention in the category of “Ongoing News Coverage” for his series of campus updates on the transition process after former Greater Allegheny Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer Jacqueline Edmondson stepped down. Whalen meets regularly with Megan Nagel, interim chancellor and chief academic officer, to keep readers informed of campus initiatives.

Ibrahim received an honorable mention in the category of reviews for his report on a screening of the 1950 Akira Kurosawa film “Rashomon.”

Greater Allegheny Campus competes in the Division II category for four-year institutions with enrollments of less than 10,000 students and is the only Pittsburgh-area institution to have its student journalists recognized in this category this year. The GA-Zette received a first-place award in 2022 from the American Scholastic Press Association for Outstanding College Newspaper.

The GA-Zette is printed seasonally and updated every other week digitally. Rosemary Martinelli, lecturer in communications and business, serves as the faculty adviser.

Originally published March 22, 2023.

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