Several Morningside students received awards from the Iowa College Media Association.

Several Morningside students received awards for outstanding work produced in the 2020-2021 academic year from the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) during their annual award ceremony.

Marianna Pizzini received first place in the Best Print or Online Profile category for “Kenny Do It,” a profile on Morningside’s 2020 Homecoming king. First place for the Best Print or Online Sports Photo category went to Abby Koch for “Sophia Peppers.” The 2021 mass communication capstone class earned third place in the Best Multimedia Storytelling Package category for “The Diversity Project.” Members of the capstone course include Abby Koch, Hailey Barrus, Mackenzie Bennett, Kyle Cox, Jonah Egli, Iandra Estupinian, Katy Hackworth, Tauna Mayhorn, Matthew O’Connell, and Daniel Ver Steeg.

The ICMA is an organization of colleges and universities in Iowa committed to the development of excellence in media education. Dave Madsen, associate professor of mass communication at Morningside University, currently serves as the president of the ICMA and hosted the 2021 award ceremony. Learn more about the ICMA at

The mass communication program at Morningside University provides hands-on opportunities for students to learn about all major forms of media and develop technical knowledge in print, video, radio, and multimedia production. Students can apply what they learn in the classroom at three student-run organizations recognized for their award-winning broadcasts and stories: KMSC, Morningside’s radio station; MCTV, Morningside’s cable television and video streaming channel; and the Collegian Reporter, Morningside’s online news publication.