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Louisiana Christian University convergence media students made their mark this weekend at the 2023 Southeast Journalism Conference – earning honors for their work in writing, broadcast reporting, public relations, and editorial cartoons.

And LCU Professor Dr. Elizabeth B. Clarke, chair of the Division of Media, Communication and Theatre, was recognized with the Byron St. Dizier/David Sloan Award for the SEJC Outstanding Educator of the Year Award for 2023.

Eleven students attended SEJC at Nicholls State University Feb . 9-11 and participated in on-site competitions against students from other universities across the Southeast.

The following LCU students placed:

Nathan Roper, Micah Meche, Phoebe Lim and Emily Slay: Public Relations Campaign, 2nd place
Noel Schonhoff: TV Anchoring, 2nd place
Kai Stone: TV News Reporting, 3rd place
Camille Soileau: News/Feature Photography, 2nd place

In addition, Best of the South awards were given to the best student submissions representing published and broadcast works of journalism for 2022.

The following students were recognized:

Kai Stone: Best Television Journalism, 4th place
Sam Miller: Best Artist/Illustrator, 2nd place
Sierra Boudreaux: Best Magazine Writer, 2nd place
Sports Talk (Brandon Brown, Malik Cooper, Lexi Rachel, Noel Schonhoff and Kai Stone): Best Audio Program, 6th place

SEJC includes 38 colleges and universities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.




LCU students (above) competed at the 2023 SEJC Feb. 9-11 at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.

Dr. Elizabeth Clarke, chair of the Division of Media, Communication and Theatre, was recognized at the Southeast Journalism Conference Educator of the Year for 2023.

Audio team: Journalism Professor Al Quartemont and his sports media students, Kai Stone, Brandon Brown, Lexi Rachal and Noel Schonhoff (not pictured, Malik Cooper), were recognized for their audio news program Sports Talk. It was awarded 6th best audio program in the SEJC.



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