Medaille Honors Media and Law Enforcement Figures at Annual Awards Ceremony

2017 Medaille College Media Awards

Some of the most important and well-respected individuals in Buffalo’s media, public service and law enforcement communities came together to celebrate the 12th Annual Medaille College Media Awards on March 20, 2017. The ceremony honors individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the community, and to the College’s communication program. This year’s recipients included figures from local television and radio, sports broadcasting, marketing and advertising, and law enforcement. Among those recognized was Buffalo Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret, who was named Honorary Person of the Year and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Radio/Television Play-by-Play. 

2017 Medaille College Media Awards Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award in Radio/Television Play-by-Play
Honorary Person of the Year

Rick Jeanneret
Play-by-Play Announcer, Buffalo Sabres

Lifetime Achievement Award in Radio/Television Play-by-Play
John Murphy
Play-by-Play Announcer, Buffalo Bills

Lifetime Achievement Award in Television Sports
Chrisanne Bellas
Vice President of Broadcasting, Buffalo Sabres

Weekend Anchor of the Year
Katie Gibas
Spectrum News Buffalo

Meteorologist of the Year
Todd Santos

Excellence in Television Sports Broadcasting
Jonah Javad

Community Service Award in Television
Phil Arno

Excellence in Television Journalism Award
Hannah Buehler

Community Service Award in Radio
David “Jickster” Gick
WGRF-FM 97 Rock

Advertising Agency of the Year
Crowley Webb
Jeff Pappalardo, Partner and Chief Creative Officer

Excellence in Interactive/Social Media Award
Jonathan Gill ’07
VP Marketing & Interactive Services, Marketing Tech

Law Enforcement Man of the Year
Sheriff Timothy B. Howard
Erie County Sheriff’s Office

Lifetime Achievement Award in Judicial Law
Honorable Thomas P. Amodeo
Chief Justice, Buffalo City Court

Excellent in Law Enforcement and Community Service
Craig Macy
Buffalo Police Department

Excellence in Law Enforcement
Shaun Hediger
Erie County Sheriff’s Office

Alumni of the Year
Kelsey Landers ’12
Game Presentation Coordinator, Buffalo Sabres

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