Quo Vadis, the Middlesex County College student newspaper, recently won second place in the General Excellence category at the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association. The contest honors student newspapers from two-and four-year colleges and universities in the state. In addition, seven staff members were cited for excellence in specific areas.
“I’m really thrilled with the awards,” said Melissa Edwards, the advisor. “I’m very happy for all of the writers, photographers and editors, but I am most impressed with the overall excellence award. It reflects their hard work and dedication.”
Kim Silva, the editor-in-chief, took second place in news writing for her story on Steven Ferraro, a student-veteran who was the 1 millionth recipient of the Post/911 GI Bill. Ben Rodger was awarded first place in Sports Writing for his story on MCC’s new baseball coach, Chris Mooney. Sourav Chatterjee and Rob Rivera won third place for Photography. Quo Vadis’ website, administered by Katherine Rivera, took first place in that category. The publication also won first place in Layout and Design, and cited Chatterjee, Rodger, Julia Farawell and Colin Kahn for their efforts.