Photojournalism students covered the protests and unrest in Charlotte after the police shot and killed a man. Caitlin Penna had her image picked up by the European Press Agency and the New York Times.
RCC’s Academic and Curriculum Awards were presented at RCC’s seventh annual Student Academic Honors Awards Ceremony on April 14, at Oakhurst Baptist Church.
The Academic Award is based on the highest GPA in each degree and diploma program of study. Students must have been enrolled in two of the last four terms, have completed at least 40 credit hours in a degree program or 10 credit hours in a diploma program, and have a program GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Academic Awards were presented to the following (listed with their program areas):
Nathan Richards, Photographic Technology/Commercial Photography
Whitney Keller, Photographic Technology/Photojournalism
Sarah Mitchell, Photographic Technology/Portrait Studio Management
The Curriculum Award goes to a student in each degree and diploma program who is both outstanding in his/her academic achievement and has potential for success in the particular field he/she has chosen. To be eligible, the students must have been enrolled in two of the last four terms, have completed at least 40 credit hours in a degree program or 10 credit hours in a diploma program, have a program GPA of 3.0 or higher, have demonstrated expertise in their field of study, and have participated in departmental, campus and community activities that promote the College.
The Curriculum Award for the department of Photographic Technology was presented to Nathan Richards of Oxford, N.C.
The Commercial Photography class is photographing cars for a group project.
The Photojournalism class is finishing the copy project of Southern Short Course award winners from as far back as the 1970s