Atlantic Cape Presents 80 Communication Awards

Atlantic Cape Community College hosted the eighth Annual Communication Awards ceremony Friday, May 1, at the Mays Landing Campus, featuring keynote speaker Jeff Fager, executive producer of “60 Minutes” and former chairman of CBS News.

Radio personality Heather DeLuca of SOJO 104.9-FM hosted the show. Five students competed for the 2015 Communication Major of the Year award, which went to Chris Devine of Egg Harbor Township. Taylor Henry of Wildwood was runner-up. The audience votes on who receives this award.

Gerri Black Creative Writing Award winners were: Best Creative Non-Fiction, Alexis Tracy of Northfield; Best Creative Writing, Diane Coffman of Brigantine; Best Fiction, Maria Morales of Pleasantville and Kimya Nichols of Atlantic City; Best Poetry, Celia Morrison of Galloway; and Rewrites, Samantha Gueli of Galloway.

The Public Speaking and Performing Arts Award winners were: Best Call to Action Speech, Louis Harned of Cape May Court House; Best Debate Speech, Jon Gansert of Cape May Court House; Best Informative Speeches, Corrine Gaskill of Galloway, Leon Hart of Ocean City, Michael McDevitt of Somers Point, Akua Mfojo of Egg Harbor Township and Eddy Warren of Mays Landing; Best Persuasive Speeches, Akua Mfojo of Egg Habor Township and Isaac Zumwalt of Pleasantville; and Best Play, Joel Ollander of Galloway.

The Interpersonal, Organizational and Public Relations Award winners were: Best Interpersonal Group, Caitlyn Grevlich of Galloway and Arianna Hackett of Galloway; Best Interpersonal Papers, Jenna DeLuca of Folsom, Constance Kaplan of Wildwood, Julie Muller of Egg Harbor Township and Tina Notaro of Egg Harbor Township; Best OrgCom Papers, Aubrianna Fouts of Galloway and Will Locken of Petersburg; Best OrgCom Practitioner, John Cullari of Absecon; Best OrgCom Presentation, Arianna Hackett of Galloway, Max Fineran of Galloway, Jessica Patrick of Little Egg Harbor Township and Lauren Sweeney of Egg Harbor Township; Best OrgCom Paper, Mengyuan Hu of Fresh Meadows, New York; Best Press Release, Justin Nickolich of Egg Harbor Township; Best PR Group Project, Dan Carey of Mays Landing and Jordan Ellis of Egg Harbor Township; Best PR Group Project, Jeff Montgomery of Egg Harbor Township, Maria Morales of Pleasantville, Justin Nikolich of Egg Harbor Township and Tina Notaro of Egg Harbor Township; and Best PR Practitioners, Nadirah Highsmith of Galloway and Warren Prosser of Egg Harbor Township.

The Journalism Award winners were: Best Commentaries, Billy McGuire of Hamilton Township, James Dean Martin of Galloway, Lauren Moran of Egg Harbor Township and Nick Pappas of Egg Harbor City; Best Feature Article, Angela Gomez of Ventnor; Best Investigative Article, Nick Pappas of Egg Harbor City; Best Sports Article, Chris Devine of Egg Harbor Township; and Atlantic Cape Review, Billy McGuire of Hamilton Township.

Mass Media and Television Award winners were: Best Camera, Max Fineran of Galloway; Best Editing, Krystsina Homan of Woodbine; Best Film History Group, Kevin Del Cid of Egg Harbor Township, Taylor Henry of Wildwood, Madalyn McKay of Brigantine and Ben Ogunleye of Atlantic City; Best Film History Paper, Madalyn McKay, of Brigantine; Best Mass Media Achievement, Matt Brown of Ventnor; Best Mass Media Project, Jordan Ellis of Egg Harbor Township, Molly Snyder of Woodbine and Alexis Tracey of Northfield; Best TV History Achievement, Krystsina Homan of Woodbine; Best TV History Project, Jordan Ellis of Egg Harbor Township, Nadirah Highsmith of Galloway, K.C. Szemis of Egg Harbor Township and Jon Vazquez of Northfield; Best TV History Paper, Nadirah Highsmith of Galloway; and Radio Club, Dylan Graef of Buena.

Pioneer Awards were presented to students, faculty and alumni for their dedication, including: Best Internship, Dino Arhontoulis of Linwood; Volunteer Service Award, Max Fineran of Galloway; Outstanding Academic Achievement, Krystsina Homan of Woodbine; Alumni of the Year, Madison Russ of Ocean City; Staff Pioneer, David Pringle of Pine Hill; Faculty Pioneer, Jennifer Thomas of Linwood; Professional Pioneer, Jackie Loder of Linwood; and Student Pioneers, Dino Arhontoulis of Linwood; Jennifer Bell of Egg Harbor City; Perla Castro of Ocean City; Juan Paolo Chamorro of Egg Harbor Township; Kevin Del Cid of Egg Harbor Township, Max Fineran of Galloway; Billy McGuire of Hamilton Township, Madalyn McKay of Brigantine, Nick Pappas of Egg Harbor City, Jessica Patrick of Little Egg Harbor Township, John Rogers of Mays Landing, and Lauren Sweeney of Egg Harbor Township.

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