Commencement 2019

News Briefs


The Marlin Chronicle is making headlines of its own this spring. Virginia Wesleyan’s student-led newspaper received nine awards in the Society for Collegiate Journalists 2016 National Contest, including second place in its category for Overall Newspaper Excellence. Individual awards went to Chronicle staff members past and present, including Sarah Antozzi '17 (honorable mention/sports feature); Anthony Dellamura '16 (first place/feature photo and second place/sports photo); Michael Willson '16 (second place/sports column); Richard Cremin '15 (honorable mention/editorial cartoon); Thomas Mills '15 (honorable mention/graphic illustration); and Aoife Branco '15 (honorable mention/column or commentary). Virginia Wesleyan College President Scott D. Miller applauded these accomplishments in a recent email to campus: “As a former collegiate student newspaper editor, professional journalist and longtime advisor to the Society of Collegiate Journalists, I congratulate our student journalists for their tremendous achievements in this year's competition. I sincerely hope that this recognition, which joins many other awards for the Chronicle, will encourage other students to take to their keyboards and keep the tradition of an independent, student-edited newspaper strong and vibrant.” Associate Professor of Communication Lisa Lyon Payne serves as faculty advisor to the student-operated campus publication. Keep up with the Chronicle at