RADNOR, Pa. (Dec. 21, 2016)—The Cabrini Communication Department received a Silver Davey Award from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for the student-produced multimedia website AmericanWealthInequality.com.
Awarded a Davey for the Social Responsibilty category, the website is the culmination of a yearlong Honors Convergence class that has students create and collect video, audio, creative writing, and photography around a common theme.
“I'm so proud of the Communication Department seniors who created this site,” said Cathy Yungmann, associate professor of Communication. “The issue of American wealth inequality is such a complex topic. The students had to learn about economics, policy development, the financing and structure of education, the justice system, the social safety net, healthcare and of course, politics. Any one of those topics is difficult to unravel, but these seniors came to understand how they all impact wealth and inequality. They interviewed over 60 content experts and wove the information into a creative, informative website.”
The students—who graduated in May 2016—are Erica Abbott, Dominique DiNardo, Christle Gehman, Mackenzie Harris, Amy Held, Lillian Hurley, Samantha Jacobs, Abigail Keefe, Ariel Melendez, Jessica Paradysz, Joseph Rettino, and Christopher Ryan under the guidance of Yungmann.
This is the third Davey Award that an Honors Convergence class received for the Social Responsibility category. Previous topics included food insecurity and the effects of domestic violence on young children.
For more information on the Honors Convergence course, view the senior projects on cabrini.edu.
About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.
Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduates in more than 35 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 900 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.