Pell to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on: October 1, 2013

cheryl-pellThe Journalism Education Association is honoring Cheryl Pell, senior faculty specialist in the School of Journalism, with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pell teaches publication design, a capstone journalism course, and a study abroad course in Spain. She is co-founder and co-adviser of the MSU Society for News Design student affiliate.

The Journalism Education Association's Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to retirees for their lifetime dedication to journalism education.

Pell taught high school English and journalism for more than 11 years before working as the executive director of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, a position she held for 25 years before retiring in 2012.

"So many wonderful high school journalism teachers and their students made my work in scholastic journalism the pleasurable experience it was, and I'm proud to have been a part of MIPA for so many years," Pell said.

Pell has received numerous awards for her work including the Journalism Education Association Medal of Merit, Columbia Scholastic Press Association James F. Paschal Award, National Scholastic Press Association Pioneer Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Scholastic Journalism Educator of the Year, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association John V. Field Award, and Honors Lecturer award. She was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007.

Pell will receive her Lifetime Achievement Award at the Journalism Education Association's National High School Journalism Convention on Saturday, Nov. 16, in Boston, Mass.

The Journalism Education Association is the only independent national scholastic journalism organization for teachers and media advisers. It is headquartered at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.

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