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The Carroll News recently won three Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Region 4.  The SPJ awards recognize the best collegiate journalism. Region 4 comprises Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.  In the category of "General Columns," The Carroll News won all the awards in its division (small schools with less than 9,999 students enrolled).  Here are the winners: General Column Writing
  • Winner: Columns by Benjamin Gebhardt – by Benjamin Gebhardt, John Carroll University
  • Finalist: Columns by Carly Cundiff – by Carly Cundiff, John Carroll University
  • Finalist: Columns by Mary Frances McGowan, "McGowan's Manifesto" – by Mary Frances McGowan, John Carroll University
First-place winners will compete at the national level among other regional winners from the 12 SPJ regions. The Carroll News is the official student news publication of John Carroll University. Since 1995, The Carroll News has won 168 national, regional and local collegiate journalism awards.