WCC Student Receives Journalism Award!

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May 28, 2020
A Whatcom Community College student received a college journalism award from Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators (PNAJE). Carrie Bell, who served as the photo editor for WCC’s student newspaper The Horizon, placed first in the photo essay category for “Glass arts: Fire it up!” about a visit to Morrison Glass Arts studio in Bellingham.

"This year's competition showcased stellar student work on a range of pressing topics, from toxic algae to the coronavirus," said Beth Slovic, president of PNAJE. "Winners should be especially proud that their entries stood out in a very crowded field."

This year’s PNAJE college journalism contest received 279 entries in 20 categories for reporting, visuals and web content. Entries consisted of work that students completed from spring quarter 2019 through winter quarter 2020. The 18 judges included communications professionals who currently or previously worked for publications in the Pacific Northwest.

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is regularly recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The College, a destination for cybersecurity, healthcare and business studies, offers a bachelor of applied science degree, transfer degrees, career preparation, online courses, and community education classes. While WCC's physical campus is closed, our online services and commitment to student success continue. For more information, visit whatcom.edu.