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2016 Journalism Awards Dinner: Futrell, Melcher, Merritt

April 18, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 9:30 pm

2016 Journalism Awards Dinner

For more information about the dinner, please contact Shelley Stonecipher,


The Futrell Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communications and Journalism

Awarded to a Duke alumnus

Laura Gentile T’74

Founder and Senior Vice President, espnW and ESPN Women’s Initiatives



The Melcher Award Melcher Family Award for Excellence in Journalism

Recognizing excellence in journalism by a Duke undergraduate student

Andrew Kragie T’15

Houston Chronicle



For the article: A second best decision, The Chronicle, February 25, 2015


Honorable Mention, Melcher Award

Mumbi Kanyogo T‘19


For the article: Coming to America, The Standard, November 5th, 2015



Merritt Science Journalism Award

Recognizing excellence in science journalism by a Duke graduate or undergraduate student

Rosa Li, PhD candidate, Psychology, Neuroscience


For the article: Young Daredevils: Children are Just as Willing as Teenagers to Take Risks, Slate, September 21, 2015


April 18, 2016


6:00 am - 9:30 pm