Simpkins ’17 Named Finalist in Golden Quill Awards Competition

Posted on 5/3/2018 8:35:43 AM

SimpkinsSeptima Simpkins, a 2017 graduate of the IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department, has been named a finalist in the 2018 Golden Quill Awards competition sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.

Simpkins, of Philadelphia, is one of two student finalists in the Opinion category for her column  “On Being Black at Indiana University of Pennsylvania,” published Dec. 29 in the HawkEye.

Simpkins last month was named a finalist by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation for its 30th annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards competition.

Golden Quill Awards winners will be announced May 24 at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.