OSAM profile of alumna Dr. Christina Knight, who works as a physician for Indian Health Services on the Navajo Nation. Performing an exam on a baby with her mother

National gold medal recognition for OSAM

A heartfelt story that judges said was “incredibly well done” earned Ohio State Alumni Magazine a national gold award.

The Courage of Dr. Christina Knight

Ohio State Alumni Magazine’s story on two-time Ohio State graduate Dr. Christina Knight resonated with judges in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education national Circle of Excellence Awards. The judges in the competition shared this explanation as to why the story and writer Todd Jones were deserving of top honors: “The judging panel had the pleasure of reading this nomination and we must say “The Courage of Dr. Christina Knight" was a beautiful and heartwarming story that brought tears to our eyes. The writing was incredibly well done, with a great lead that was active and compelling. The article was an easy and engaging read that kept the panel hooked until the end. Overall, it was a terrific piece of writing that was not overdone, but simply a great example of excellent reporting.”

Entry contributors: Jenny Applegate, Mary Alice Casey, Todd Jones, Pat Kastner, Logan Wallace