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UVI Communication Students Take Home Awards at National Conference

Communication students at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) won top awards at the 70th annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) virtual conference last month. Jada Roberts, George Francis, and Kalyna Nielson received third place for ‘Best Public Service Announcement’ for their video presentation on the Jerusalema Dance Challenge. Kendrekus Jackson received third place for ‘Best Radio Podcast’ and M’Kayla Sullivan received second place for ‘Best Photograph’ in a feature story. The conference,  hosted by Savannah State University,  had participations from  Bethune Cookman University, Georgia Highlands College, Augusta University and North Carolina Central University. 

“I am grateful and thrilled to know that SRPI believed our video was deserving of an award,” said Jada Roberts, senior biology major and communication minor. “I am happy I had the opportunity to attend this conference and I look forward to future conferences.” 

“I give all the glory to God firstly. I didn’t really expect to be nominated and chosen, so I am grateful to represent the University in such a wonderful way,” said Kendrekus Jackson, senior communication major. 

“Who knew that pressing buttons on a camera could be so fun and rewarding,” said M’Kayla Sullivan, senior communication major. “I’m overly excited and grateful.” 

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct link