The Collegiate Wins “Best Website” Award and Other Awards in MCCPA Competition

(Photo courtesy of college staff)

The Collegiate won ‘Best Website’ for the fourth consecutive year and 18 more awards in 2022 Michigan Community College Press Association journalism competition.

The association seeks to recognize student journalists from across the state and the awards were handed out virtually by MCCPA conference host, Central Michigan University’s Department of Journalism, after a list of media professionals at success served as a contest. judges.

This year, the GRCC’s student publication, The Collegiate, won many prestigious awards. Read on for the details:

First Amendment Report

1st place: Anthony Clark Jr. for “Courageous conversation: GRPD and GRCCPD leaders discuss community policing”

Honorable Mention: Sean Chase, for “GRCC Board Freezes Tuition, Gives President Pink a Raise with $115.4 Million Budget Approved”

Best column, seriously

2nd place: Anthony Clark Jr. for “Being a non-traditional student doesn’t preclude a lifetime of success”

3rd place: Angelina Jahn, for “A Letter to My Mother”

Best Column, Humor

2nd place: Alena Visnovsky, for “Do your research”

Critical review

3rd place: Joseph Poulos, for “Dad’s Night Out at The French Dispatch”

Sports News

1st place: Anthony Clark Jr. for “GRCC Volleyball Ends After Shocking Loss in NJCAA Great Lakes Final”

2nd place: Kaia Zimmerman, for “GRCC Announces New Softball Coach Following Brian Skudre’s Resignation”

Sports Chronicle

3rd place: Kaia Zimmerman, for “The world puts too much pressure on athletes”

Honorable Mention: Matt Denhartigh for “The Grand Rapids Griffins provide a strong support system for the Detroit Red Wings”


1st place: Alena Visnovsky, for “The inherent classism continues to affect community colleges and their students who choose to invest in these low-cost educational options”

Original cartoon: Editorial

1st place: Abby Haywood, for “Community College Surprise”

Original Comic: Entertainment

1st place: Abby Haywood, for “Fact Checking with Aaron Rodgers”

Sports news photo

2nd place: Kristen Schetag, for ‘Vikings even have season streaks as Raiders defense struggles’

3rd place: Kennedy Rappleye, for “GRCC Volleyball Continues To Set Perfect Conference Record With Victory Over Kellogg CC”

Best Informative Graphic

2nd place: Abby Haywood, for “You could make $2 million getting vaccinated in Michigan”

Best Multimedia Report

3rd place: Sean Chase, for “FLOTUS visits the GRCC’s pop-up vaccination clinic”

Best Online Video Production or Audio Slideshow Production

1st place: Aspen Strauss, for “GRCC students become aware of their second semester of the pandemic”

Best website

1st Place: The Collegiate, Grand Rapids Community College

For the complete list of winners, click on here. You can also see a video of the winners announcement here.


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