15 students inducted into national journalism honor society

Fifteen students were inducted into the N.C. State chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists April 30. The Society, which is the nation’s oldest honorary society for collegiate mass communications, according to the Society’s handbook, “admits as members only those persons who exemplify the dignity, personal freedom, and initiative that we believe are the hallmarks of excellence in collegiate communications.”

Fifteen students were inducted into the N.C. State chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists April 30. The Society, which is the nation’s oldest honorary society for collegiate mass communications, according to the Society’s handbook, “admits as members only those persons who exemplify the dignity, personal freedom, and initiative that we believe are the hallmarks of excellence in collegiate communications.” As part of their initiation, the students had to pledge to:

  1. “Gather all pertinent news and opinions concerning issues and events on the campus, striving at all times for accuracy and fairness.
  2. “Safeguard the freedom of all campus media in order that they be able to serve the campus community without dictation, coercion, or restraint.”

The 15 NCSU students inducted were Rebecca Heslin, Clark Leonard, Haley Huie, Tyler Dukes, Greg Behr, Katie Graf, Kyle Blakely, Meghann Dominie, Robbie Williams, Tanner Kroeger, Nate Bullen, Win Bassett, Lauren Gould, Britt Hayes and Manisha Dass. Martha Collins serves as the chapter’s adviser. Five students were elected as officers of the Society.

  • Tanner Kroeger, president
  • Katie Graf, vice president
  • Kyle Blakely, secretary
  • Robbie Williams, treasurer
  • Tyler Dukes, historian

The N.C. State chapter of the Society was formed in 1996. In 2003, Jerry Moore, then editor of the Technician, was selected as the National Collegiate Journalist of the Year by SCJ.