Student Awards & Achievements

We are very pleased to announce that our TRS minor, Jacob Turnrose, has won the America Media (formerly America magazine, the national Catholic/ Jesuit newsweekly) Student Essay Contest Award. His essay will be published in the print and online editions of America sometime in the next month.

Jacob, who is majoring in Politics, is the News Editor of The Collegian. He served as the respondent for Bishop Robert Barron’s recent and very well received visit to campus. Jacob became a candidate for full communion with the Catholic Church this past year and was received into full communion at the SMC Initiation Liturgy shortly after Easter. He’ll be graduating in May and hopes to pursue graduate study in Catholic theology at some point in the not-too-distant-future. Please join us in congratulating this fine young man!