School of Mass Communication honors award-winning students

The UA Little Rock School of Mass Communication recognized its top students during the 18th annual awards ceremony on April 12. 

Eric Holsomback and Joseph Fischer were recognized with the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, while Brittany Desmuke and Margaret Kealy-Machella were named the Outstanding Graduating Graduate Student Award winners.

Students who were inducted into the Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society include Daniel Breen, Tracy Courage, Arkayla Jenkins, Margaret Kealy-Machella, Thu Nguyen, Alexis Nalley, Nicholas Popowitch, and Christine Rivera-Kemper.

Rivera-Kemper received the Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society Top Scholar Award, which recognizes the graduating senior with the highest GPA in the department.

Cheryl Hellman, director of UA Little Rock TV, was recognized with the Meritorious Service Award.

Additional award winners include: 

Nicholas Popowitch – Clifton O. Lawhorne Memorial Award

Kolton Rutherford – Judy Danielak Memorial Award

Eric Holsomback – UA Little Rock TV Spotlight Award

Thu Nguyen – Outstanding Lab Manager

In the upper right photo, Brittany Desmuke receives the Outstanding Graduating Graduate Student Award. 

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