Artlets reap 24 awards in 9th Student Quill


photo grabbed from the International Association of Business Communications’ official Facebook page

THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters bagged 24 out of the 28 awards received by the University during the 9th Student Quill, the International Association of Business Communications (IABC) announced Friday.

Seventeen Artlets were recognized for their contributions in the field of communication under the communication management, communication research, and communication skills division in this year’s Quill Awards. 

Artlet seniors James Patrick Cruz and Maria Gabriel Jopillo from the journalism and communication programs, respectively, won awards in the communication skills writing category. Cruz was recognized for his three published stories at Interaksyon on pandemic and elections, while Jopillo won the award for her piece “Before 6:30 AM.”

Denise Sophia Miguel, an alumna of the communication program, received an award under the communication skills, social media category for her work “Online Paskuhan 2020: Tulong Tomasino” at Tiger Media Network (TMN).

Seven more Artlet members of TMN, namely journalism juniors Ma. Ira Sofia Rodelas and Irish Perez; communication majors Ashley De Mesa, Maxene Gilos, Janis Santiago, and Jasmin Maat; and English language major Faithfulness Balce garnered recognition under the communication management and communication skills divisions.

Communication sophomore Paolo Alejandrino, journalism junior Joie Timbas, and Asian studies junior Brin Isaac of TomasinoWeb also received awards for their entries “The Bayanihan Coverage: The Covid-19 Crisis Coverage,” “Immortalizing the ‘Gentle Giant,'” and “A lighter shade.”

Journalism seniors Laurd Salen and Miguel Galang from The Varsitarian also earned recognition for their works “UST, UP scientists call on gov’t to consult with scientists on development projects,” “After 15 years, gates of Heaven’s Touch to close,” and “Breaking down fees for UST’s ‘enriched virtual mode.'”

Artlets Andrea Paño, Trixie Bautista, and Isabel Jose, who are also members of TOMCAT-UST, were recognized for their projects under the three divisions, including the BalikUSTe2021 and UST Recruitment 101.

Paño also received an award for VIA Studios, her entry on BroadQuest 2020 and 2021, an interclass competition for broadcast planning among communication majors.

Four more awards were given to students from the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management, College of Commerce and Business Administration, and the Faculty of Engineering. 

Since 2012, the IABC, through the Philippine Student Quill Awards, has been recognizing students who have shown exemplary performance in the field of business communication. This year’s ceremony will be held online in July. F

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