Sigma Delta Chi Award
for best radio documentary
2008 Edward R. Murrow Award (regional)
for Radio/large market News Documentary
The Drop Out Dilemma
2008 Mark of Excellence Awards
2008 Regional winners
First place, Thea Chroman
Second place, Sandhya Dirks
Radio Depth Reporting:
First place, The Drop Out Dilemma
2008 National Mark of Excellence
Honoring the Best of Student Journalism
Radio In-Depth Reporting
• National Winner: WILL Radio Staff, University of Illinois, "China: Beyond the Great Wall"
• National Finalist: Mills College Public Radio 2007, Mills College, "The Drop Out Dilemma"
• National Finalist: Adam Rhew, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Davina Jones Shooting"
2008 National Awards for Education Reporting
National Education Writers Association
First Prize—Larry Abramson and Producer Marisa Penaloza, National Public Radio—"Northwestern High Series"
Second Prize—Mills College Public Radio Reporting Class 2007, KALW-FM (Public Radio)—"The Drop Out Dilemma"
Special Citation—Emily Hanford, Alison Jones, Ben Shapiro and Deb George, American Public Media/North Carolina Public Radio, WUNC—"Put to the Test"
2008 American Women In Radio and TV/Gracie Awards
The Drop Out Dilemma, Mills College
2007 PRINDI-Public Radio News Directors Incorporated
Student award for feature reporting
Sarah Gonzalez, Prostitution in Oakland
Northern California Society of Professional Journalists
2006 Oustanding Student Journalist: Mills College Public Radio Reporting Class of 2006 (Annie Abernethy, Adina Lepp, Hallee Berg, Thea Chroman, Kristin Darling, Alexandra Kostoulas, and Ilana Murphy) for producing a two-part series on redevelopment issues in Oakland. Broadcast on KALW-FM.