Lindsey Wotanis, Ph.D., associate professor and Multimedia Communication Program coordinator, merited the Distinguished Advisor Award at the College Media Association (CMA)/Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Convention. Dr. Wotanis was honored in the 4-year Multimedia Advisor category.
According to its website, “College Media Association, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to serving collegiate media advisors, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Advisor Awards. CMA annually recognized the achievements of individuals through various award programs, including Honor Roll Advisor Awards for professionals who have advised for five or fewer years, Distinguished Advisor Awards for professionals who have advised for more than five years, and a variety of special honors recognizing service and outstanding achievements.”
Dr. Wotanis has been advising The Wood Word, Marywood University’s student-run electronic newspaper, since 2010, when she began working at Marywood University. She saw the newspaper through its transition to a digital only platform in 2016. Also in 2016, she helped create the Marywood Media Group, which is an umbrella organization that fosters collaboration and convergence between all of the Multimedia Communication student media organizations, including The Wood Word, TV-Marywood, 91.7 VMFM, and Marywood’s chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ). Dr. Wotanis also currently serves as President of the Society for Collegiate Journalists’ national board (since 2018). Since Dr. Wotanis’ time as advisor, students at The Wood Word and TV-Marywood have won 70 SCJ awards. Students also received one third place CMA Pinnacle Award in 2018.
For additional information about Marywood University’s Multimedia Communication Department, please visit marywood.edu/commarts/index.html, or call the Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234, or visit marywood.edu/admissions.