Society of Adventist Communicators awards

Walla Walla University students and faculty recognized for outstanding communications projects

Three Best in Class Awards were presented to Walla Walla University students at the annual Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) convention, Oct. 15–17, in Chantilly, Virginia.

Ricky Barbosa, senior international communications major, received the Best Design Project award for the publication “By Heart: The Words That Drive and Define Us,” a special publication of the Associated Students of Walla Walla University that profiles quotes, phrases, and words that define WWU students and “that drive them to become more.”

The WWU student newspaper, The Collegian, received the Best Newsletter award. Collegian staff who received the award were: Barbosa; Karl Wallenkampf, senior biology major; Mindy Robinson, sophomore graphic design major; Andrea Johnson, 2015 graduate with a major in English; Carolyn Green, 2015 graduate with a major in mass communications; Alex Lemnah, attended 2011 to 2015; and Benjamin Ramey, attended 2013 to 2015.

The Best Video Project award for “The Exquisite Outdoors” went to Jacob Patterson, senior industrial design major; Grant Perdew, 2015 graduate with an international communications major; Erik Edstrom, 2015 graduate with an industrial design major; Eric Weber, 2015 graduate with an international communications major; Nate Stratte, attended 2012 to 2015; and Joel Willard, senior music and chemistry major.

David Bullock, WWU professor of communications and chair of the Department of Communications and Languages, received an honorable mention for Best Radio or Podcast for his work with Phil White, Willa Sandmeyer, and Matthew Fornier, on a daily Adventist World Radio Podcast during the 2015 General Conference Session of Seventh-day Adventists in San Antonio.

The Society of Adventist Communicators is an organization for the socialization, continuing education, recognition, and nurture of members of the Seventh-day Adventists church who work in the field of communications. At the SAC annual convention, awards are presented to students and professional communicators in areas such as video, newspapers, feature writing, photography, video, social media, and broadcast.

To view “The Exquisite Outdoors,” visit the Associated Students of Walla Walla University video page.


Published, Nov. 02, 2015.

“The Exquisite Outdoors” received the SAC award for Best Video Project.