HAWLEY CHOSEN FOR HALL OF FAME
This year’s Kappa Tau Alpha Hall of Fame Award winner is 1995 graduate Christopher Hawley.
Hawley has been the managing editor for digital content at Raytheon for the last year. He oversees an external website and social media content for the $24 billion aerospace and defense company.
For 25 years, he was a news editor and reporter. His first job was writing columns for the Harbor Beach Times in Huron County. During his time in Bowling Green, Hawley covered the courts and city hall for The BG News where he served as editor. He spent some of his time at BGSU working on a drive-time radio show for WBGU.
During college, Hawley also spent a year abroad in Spain. While there he wrote articles for a local paper. After graduating he began work in Latin America. He first started as a newspaper reporter for the San Juan Star in Puerto Rico. He moved on to The Associated Press where he worked as a Caribbean Desk Editor.
While he was at the Associated Press, his job included editing articles by reporters in 26 countries and territories from the Bahamas to Suriname. In 2000, Hawley became an editor on the International Desk at AP’s headquarters in New York. There he helped direct coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and proceedings at the United Nations. In 2004, Hawley returned to full-time reporting as the Arizona Republic’s correspondent in Mexico City.
In 2009, he won the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, a career-achievement award for foreign correspondents and other reporters working in the Americas.
He returned to the AP in 2010 as an enterprise reporter, based in New York, where he produced in-depth and investigative articles. Last year, Hawley and three other AP reporters won the Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting for a series about the New York Police Department. Through his career, Hawley has won numerous other awards such as the Polk Award, the Tobenkin Award and a Best of the West Award.
He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys flying his own plane.
MOSER NAMED CURRIER YOUNG PROFESSIONAL
The Currier Young Professionals Award was established in 2005 to honor outstanding accomplishments of a recent graduate. This year’s honorary is Bob Moser, a 2006 graduate
Moser was an active student while at BGSU. During his senior year, he served as editor-in-chief of The BG News and earned the Waugh Trophy. The Waugh is awarded to an outstanding senior. He worked at The BG News as a reporter, copy chief, and city news editor throughout his undergraduate years. He visualized and then coordinated the Great Lakes Journalism Job and Internship Fair held at BGSU, which hosted recruiters from more than 90 publications, 161 students and a guest speaker from the New York Times.
Moser’s first job after graduating was with The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, La., where he covered regional business and agriculture like the oil, sugar cane and soybean industries. In 2007 he won a prestigious fellowship from the International Center for Journalists in Washington, which allowed him to report about ethanol in Brazil and Louisiana.
In 2008, the 14-part series won him first place for Interpretive Story or Series from the Associated Press Managing Editors, Louisiana/Mississippi Region.
Moser married Anna Flavia, a Brazilian journalist who severed as his interpreter while he covered the story in Brazil. He moved to Sao Paulo, where he learned Portuguese and is a full-time, freelance reporter and writer. He writes for business publications in the United States and the United Kingdom on Brazilian business, especially commodities and economic and consumer trends.
Moser has been an active member of The BG News Alumni Association and works with students on The BG News. He presents them with opportunities to freelance for an English language site in Sao Paulo.
OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARDS
Waugh Trophy for top graduating journalism student: Alissa Widman
Outstanding public relations sequence student: Shirley O'Nan
Outstanding print sequence student: Asia Rapai
Outstanding broadcast sequence student: Kaila Johnson
|Nate Lowe||Currier Rising Senior|
|Danae King||John H. Walker Scholarship|
|Melanie Mills||Journalism Alumni Board|
|Michele Wysocki||Weiss Journalism Scholarship|
|Chevon Anderson||Bev Murray Scholarship|
|Alex Alusheff||Spencer Canary Scholarship|
|Alex Alusheff||SMC Fund for Excellence|
|Hannah Hilyard||Robert F. Collins Sports Media Scholarship|
OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT AWARD: Recognizes those worthy students who make a difference through their commitment to the department, student organizations, professional involvement and the service ideals that are the foundations of journalism and public relations.