Previous winners

2017 Winners

Mills Hayes
Theashionna Owens

2016 Winners

Abbey O’Brien
Jaclyn Lee

2015 Winners

Chuck Ringwalt
Meredith Stutz

Spring 2014:
Mackenzie Roberts
Tabitha Corley

Spring 2013:
Joe Bruno
Kyle Cline

Fall 2012:
Emily Palmer
Kalina Harrison

Fall 2011:
Lauren Brigman
Lisa Ellen Brown

Fall 2010:
Kathleen Brown
Drew Smith

Fall 2009:
Dannika Lewis
Jessica Lyn Silvaggio

Fall 2008:
Kevin Kline
Mason Snyder

Fall 2007:
Matthew McClellan
Adam Rhew

2014 winner

Tabitha Corley
Tabitha Corley

Tabitha Corley
Winthrop University

Tabitha Corley is a junior at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., where she is majoring in Communications with a minor in Spanish. She was a Dean's List student in Fall 2013 and spent the Spring 2014 semester in a Spanish program in Costa Rica. She also took a course in documentary production.

Her work experience includes some print publications including the campus newspaper and an internship with the Aiken Standard, the daily newspaper in Aiken, S.C. In addition, she has worked at WINR Radio on the Winthrop campus since September 2012.

Tabitha's professors describe her as having a "passion for writing, and she is a natural leader." She's further described as "focused and organized."

When Tabitha returns to the Winthrop campus in Fall 2014, it's anticipated that she will have a role in "Winthrop Close Up," the weekly campus news show produced by the Communications Department.