Texas Community Colleges

WTC Mass Communications Students Earn 2022 Press Awards


SNYDER— For the 11th consecutive year, Western Texas College Mass Communication Students earned Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) Awards. TIPA awarded honors to Hannah Page, Grant Stacy, and Tana Pierce in the Electronic Previously Published category. WTC TIPA Award Winners (l-r): Hannah Page, Grant Stacy, and Tana Pierce.

Page earned first place in the In-Depth News-Electronic Reporting group for her report titled, “It’s Not All about Performance.” 

“One judge stated that Hannah’s piece was just like something you would hear on NPR,” noted Dr. Geron Scates, Mass Communications Associate Professor, and KGWB Radio Station Manager. 

Stacy earned a third-place certificate for his feature titled “Office” in the Program Production-Audio category. Pierce received an honorable mention for her electronic newscast in the Newscast Audio category. 

“These students represent the ongoing commitment to excellence that is found here at Western Texas College,” added Scates. 

Judging took place at the TIPA convention held in Fort Worth, Texas, in March of this year. 

Western Texas College is one of only three community colleges in the state of Texas with an on-campus radio station.