Some of the most important and well-respected individuals in Buffalo’s media, public service and law enforcement communities came together to celebrate the 13th Annual Medaille College Communication Program Media Awards Luncheon on March 19. During the ceremony, Medaille’s communication program honored individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the communication and sport management programs, as well as the Western New York community. This year’s recipients included figures from local television and radio, professional sports, public relations, marketing and advertising, and law enforcement.

For more on the event, visit the Medaille Twitter page. View the Flickr album of photos from the event here.
2018 Medaille College Communication Program Media Awards Recipients

Excellence in Marketing and Creative Communications
Hannah Taylor, Medaille College

Advertising Agency of the Year
Steve Lingle, The Quilted Squirrel

Judicial Law Lifetime Achievement Award
Judge Betty Calvo-Torres, Buffalo City Court

Honorary Community Service Award
Avi Israel, Save the Michaels of the World, Inc.

Law Enforcement Professional of the Year
Deputy Buffalo Police Commissioner Kim Beaty

Lifetime Achievement Award in Law Enforcement
Deputy Dan Wood, Erie County Sheriff’s Office

Public Relations Professional of the Year
Joann Cavanaugh ’82, Catholic Health System

Excellence in Video Production
David Ford, Thumbs Up Video

Meteorologist of the Year
Jennifer Stanonis, WGRZ-TV Channel 2

Excellence in Television Broadcasting
Rochelle Alleyne, Spectrum News Buffalo

Excellence in Television Broadcasting
Shannon Smith, WIVB-TV Channel 4

Excellence in Television Sports Broadcasting
Jenna Callari, WKBW-TV Channel 7

Internship Site of the Year
John Di Sciullo, WBBZ-TV

Radio Promotions Director of the Year
Samantha Rudnick, Entercom Buffalo

Excellence in Community Relations Professional Sports
Rich Jureller ’96, Buffalo Sabres

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