The Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College recognized four outstanding media mentors with S’Park Media Mentor Awards. The awards honor high school teachers and advisers who are committed to igniting a passion for media in their students.
“High school teachers and youth mentors are as influential as they are under-appreciated,” said Diane Gayeski, dean of the Park School. “That’s why my favorite Park School event each year is the S’Park Media Mentor Awards, when we can show our appreciation to those who ignite the passion of the next generation of young media scholars and practitioners. The connections made among the awardees and with our faculty and staff pave the path for promising students to pursue their college education here.”
The award recipients were invited to a dinner and reception at the college. While on campus, they met the advisers and managers of the Park School’s own nationally acclaimed student media outlets and learned about the Park Scholar Program, which provides full-cost-of-attendance scholarships for communications students.
This year’s recipients are: