Joseph B. Tierney Award for Outstanding Freshman Journalist Recipients

The Joseph B. Tierney Award for Outstanding Freshman Journalist is awarded annually to the Torch staff member who shows the most success and promise in their first year working for the publication. The award recipient does not necessarily have to be a freshman academically. 

1987 – Mari-Jo Noveskey

1988 – Heather Bomsta

1989 – Frank Eichenlaub

1990 – John Chambers

1991 – Jody Hamilton

1992 – Martin O’Neill

1993 – Jennifer Matusik

1994 – Keith Martin

1995 – Anne Dienthal

1996 – Mike Mumah

1997 – Sarah Eveland

1998 – John Karayanes

1999 – Carrie Ziegler

2000 – Steve Cook

2001 – (Not awarded)

2002 – Shannon Vesper

2003 – Adam Wiese

2004 – Eddie Bellamy and Kari Stevens

2005 – Kristin O’Brien

2006 – Mo McNeil and Neil Blake

2007 – Josh Wyzgoski

2008 – Kala Willette

2009 – Katie Kroll

2010 – Jessica Smith

2011 – Rachel Szucs

2012 – Jax Anger

2013 – Harrison Watt

2014 – LindseyHogan

2015 – Keith Salowich

2016 – Angela Graf

2017 – Alicia Jaimes