Convocation student awards

In the fall and spring semesters, graduating Cronkite students who have made exceptional impact in their academic and professional communities are honored at Cronkite Convocation.

Spring 2024

Outstanding Graduate Students

Outstanding graduate students are nominated by Cronkite faculty for academic excellence and professional work.

Jonah Krell

Maria Staubs

Outstanding Undergraduate Students

Outstanding undergraduate students are nominated by Cronkite faculty for excellence in academics, internships, professional work and extracurricular activities.

Sadie Buggle

Alexia Hill

Maeve Moore

Amy Weber

Top Innovator Award

The Top Innovator Award honors students who champion engaging and cutting-edge ways to create media and engage audiences.

Donovan Johnson

Cronkite Spirit Award

The Cronkite Spirit Award honors students who best represent Sun Devil spirit, pride and tradition within the Cronkite School.

Hayden Cilley

Lydia Curry

Moeur Award

At the university commencement ceremony, the ASU Alumni Association presents the Dr. B.B. Moeur Award, honoring undergraduates with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 achieved during eight consecutive fall and spring semesters. The following Cronkite School students are among these high-achieving ASU students.

Maya Badman

Lia Bar-Am

Sadie Buggle

Kate Duffy

Emeril Gordon

Samantha Miller

Elizabeth Schaible 

Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society

Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

Anahi Aguilera Medellin

Joshua Amick

Maya Badman

Lia Bar-Am

Ole Braatelien

Sadie Buggle

Zachary Davis

Justin de Haas

Isabelle Dortch

Kate Duffy

Emeril Gordon

Eliya Herriott 

Alexia Hill

Alexis Huerter

Athena Kehoe

Lauren Kobley

Jonah Krell

Brett Lapinski

Marty Ley

Nicole Macias

Samantha Miller

Megan Neely

Kevinjonah Paguio

Reagan Priest

David Ricuito

Marielle Rua

Elizabeth Schaible

Patrick Schneider

Aden Schulze-Miller

Maria Staubs

Sky Stone

Toria Tolley

Annika Tourlas

Peyton Tovey

Fiona Watkins

Sidney Witte

Student Speaker

This privilege is bestowed upon a student who demonstrates excellence in all areas of their Cronkite career—their academic performance, extracurricular activities and community contributions.

Megan Neely

Student Marshal

The student marshal, a student who represents the very best of the Cronkite School, carries the gonfalon and leads the Cronkite Convocation processional.

Andrea Ramirez