Trumbull Receives SPJ National Galvan Award

Ali Trumbull Awards

Outgoing SPJ DePaul President Ali Trumbull with the Judy Galvan Award and the National Campus and Region 5 Chapter of the Year awards. (Photo/Brianna Kelly)

INDIANAPOLIS (SPJ release) – The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to honor Ali Trumbull with the 2013 Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award.

She is a founding member of the DePaul Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and held three executive board positions: Program Coordinator, Publicity Director and President. Under her leadership, SPJ DePaul won multiple SPJ national and regional awards, including SPJ National Campus Chapter of the Year and seven campus leadership awards from DePaul University in the past three years.

Trumbull has attended three national SPJ conferences, four regional conferences and is a 2012 graduate of the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute. This month, she was a facilitator for Scripps 2013 in Memphis.

Currently, Trumbull is a community news producer for Wrapports/Chicago Sun-Times Media, joining the company the day after she graduated from DePaul University with her Master’s in journalism.

The award is named in memory of Julie Galvan, a former president of the SPJ San Jose State University Campus Chapter who was killed in a car accident in 1996 while on her way to an internship. At the close of the college year, SPJ accepts nominations for someone who is outstanding in his or her class on the basis of character, community service, scholarship, proficiency in practical journalism and significant contributions to the chapter. SPJ national leadership selects one graduate who is considered most outstanding for national recognition.

List of past winners | Press release

Reilley Named SPJ National Outstanding Campus Adviser

SPJ DePaul adviser and faculty member Mike Reilley received the SPJ David Eschelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award at the SPJ Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim in August.

Reilley, a faculty member who teaches online journalism, founded the chapter in 2010. The chapter, which has grown to 73 students, was named the national chapter of the year and Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky) chapter of the year in 2011.

The Outstanding Campus Chapter Adviser Award, initiated in 1978, is presented annually to a person who has made an exceptional contribution to the campus chapter for which he or she serves as SPJ adviser. In 1993, the SPJ board voted to change the award name to the David Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award in order to honor Eshelman, a longtime member of the Society and Board “Parliamentarian,” who was killed in 1993.

List of previous honorees | Press release

Kelly Wins SPJ Minnesota Scholarship

Brianna Kelly

Brianna Kelly at the Minnesota SPJ ceremony. (Photo/Minnesota SPJ)

SPJ DePaul President Brianna Kelly was recently awarded one of two $2,500 academic scholarship through the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

On June 18, she attended the Page One Awards banquet at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul, Minn., to receive the scholarship. The event included a silent auction, dinner, a keynote speech by Randi Kaye of CNN, and an awards ceremony honoring the work of Minnesota’s journalists.

Kelly, who’s from Minnesota, will use the scholarship money toward her graduate journalism classes at DePaul.