Multimedia Major Jordyn Hronec Awarded Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's $2,500 Scholarship Student Profile
Jordyn Hronec will be recognized at the 56th Golden Quill Awards virtually this fall.
Meet Jordyn Hronec
- April 2021
- College Activities
- The Globe, United Student Government, Honors Program, Point Park News Service
- Presidential, Vincent J. LaBarbera, Press Club of Western Pennsylvania
- North Hills, Pa.
- High School
- North Hills High School
- Hobbies & Interests
Activism/volunteering, exploring new cities, podcasting, newsgathering and writing
"Jordyn is a truly gifted student journalist, and best of all, she has a passion for journalistic work. Jordyn has been an active and involved member of our Globe staff, working and doing it all her entire time at Point Park - writing articles and editing, taking photographs, laying out the pages and so much more each week. It’s paid off with this scholarship and her selection as editor this coming year."
"I work incredibly hard at balancing running The Globe as editor-in-chief, managing class work, and I have a strong passion for the field of journalism, so to receive this award from the Press Club meant, to me, that I must be doing something right!"
Tell us about the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Scholarship and what receiving it means to you?
The scholarship is a $2,500 award that is given to one student annually. Receiving this award has truly given me a sense of validation for what I do. I work incredibly hard at balancing running The Globe as editor-in-chief, managing class work, and I have a strong passion for the field of journalism, so to receive this award from the Press Club meant, to me, that I must be doing something right!
What factors made you choose Point Park University’s School of Communication?
Ever since my sophomore year of high school, I’ve been reading The Globe online, and I always viewed it as a shining example of what could be possible for me in college. This is what drew me to the school. Additionally, Point Park’s School of Communication faculty are truly unmatched. Every communication professor I’ve had has had extensive experience working in the field. The connections that can be made for aspiring professionals in Point Park’s School of Communication are invaluable.
What are some of your favorite college experiences thus far?
Of course, writing for The Globe has shaped and enhanced my college experience immeasurably. But some of my other favorite experiences were traveling to Washington, D.C., and New York City with the Honors Program and the School of Communication. On these trips, I experienced amazing, one-of-a-kind visits, such as seeing the CNN newsroom in Washington, D.C., and meeting Wolf Blitzer, CNN's lead political anchor. I was also able to meet CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, when he came to Point Park as a part of the Center for Media Innovation's speaker series, and that was a major highlight to this past school year.
What advice do you have for high school juniors and seniors considering Point Park?
For high school juniors and seniors considering Point Park, I would say to prepare to put in work and focus on your career in a major way. Everyone I’ve met at Point Park has been extremely passionate about their chosen field of study and has had big goals and dreams for their future, with the drive to achieve them. You will be entering into a community of future-focused people, so prepare yourselves to get to work on achieving your dreams starting on day one!
What are your career goals?
I’d like to attend grad school at Point Park for Media Communication, and then work as a reporter for a local news source, or I’d like to work in digital communications for a local company.