Award Winning Students
Two Loyola School of Communication alumni have won Crystal Pillar awards from the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. Lauren Smith won for outstanding news reporting and Matt Grcic for Arts & Entertainment/Cultural Affairs. Lauren Smith did her winning project as part of Lee Hood’s class, Matt Grcic’s was a project for one of John Goheen’s courses. Loyolan Elise Haas was awarded a $4,000 NATAS Foundation scholarship.
Other Loyola students helped with the production of the awards ceremony, and Lee Hood produced backstage coverage of the event which took place Nov. 7th.