Kelly Zegers, a junior at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, has won the 2015 Martin Buskin Award for Outstanding Campus Journalism.
Zegers, a double major in journalism and political science who has made the dean’s list every semester, is the assistant news editor of The Stony Brook Statesman. She will receive a check for $500 and be cited at the School of Journalism’s Majors Banquet on May 7. Her name will be added to the plaque in the School of Journalism’s Newsroom of the Future. The plaque bears the names of Buskin Award winners since 1977.
Additionally, sophomore Arielle Martinez was named the 2015 Cub Journalist of the Year. She, too, will be recognized at the Majors Banquet.
The Martin Buskin Awards for Outstanding Campus Journalism are presented to student journalists whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence through leadership in campus journalism, outstanding work and/or impact on the Stony Brook community. They honor the memory of Martin Buskin, the late education editor of Newsday and adjunct professor of journalism at Stony Brook. The awards are selected by the Buskin Committee for Outstanding Campus Journalism.