Each year, CMCI honors our top graduates with the William W. White Outstanding Senior award. The overall award honors the student with the highest GPA in the college, while the departmental awards are based on a combination of academic merit, professional achievement and service to the department. For the Class of 2020, we assigned fellow students to interview each of the outstanding seniors through Q&A's and feature stories. Several of the student writers are undergraduates leading CMCI's new Media Innovation Collaboratory.
As a CMCI Student Ambassador, senior Madeleine Bendalin loved showing prospective Buffs around campus and serving as a resource for them. She also enjoyed giving joint tours with the friends, who she made recite facts about campus. In the future, Bendalin would love to recite more facts in her dream job as a White House Press Secretary. With a major in Strategic Communication and minors in Media Studies and Jewish Studies, Bendalin is CMCI's December 2020 William W. White Outstanding Graduate, awarded to the student with the highest GPA in the college.
For Lindey Hoak, college was all about mixing creativity with productivity. Fellow CMCI student Tayler Shaw checked in with Hoak to discuss her various creative projects, her trip with classmates and professors to Paris and more.