Knightly News to induct third Hall of Fame class

By The Knightly News

The Knightly News Media Club will induct four new members into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony during Central Penn’s Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 20, from noon to 2 p.m.  

To help corporate communications and communications majors, and students in other fields, refine their writing and reporting abilities for public relations and journalism, members of The Knightly News Media Club create written articles and podcasts, as well as provide sports coverage, with the guidance of its advisers.

The Hall of Fame, developed in 2019, is a way for the Knightly News to honor alumni members who made a profound impact on the club and the college during their time at Central Penn.

Brian Christiana, a corporate communications alum and Hall of Famer, illustrates how the club can assist students prepare for and succeed in their careers.

Christiana attended Central Penn for corporate communications after graduating from Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School. He applied what he learned in his courses and with The Knightly News Media Club, and secured a position as an on-field entertainer for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and Lancaster Barnstormers.

“We are proud to honor four distinguished alumni who have made a significant contribution to the club and Central Penn College as a whole,” said Paul Miller, Knightly News co-adviser. “These individuals have allowed us to grow as an organization and to branch out in new ways and are worthy of commendation.”

The inductees are: 

Parker Rose, former president, who worked with sports broadcasting and appeared on the “Fantasy Football Strategy Guide” podcast

Tyler Coleman, former president, helped start sports broadcasting with the club and still is an analyst for The Knightly News basketball and baseball broadcasts

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Leslie Heimbaugh, former president, CPC Film Series correspondent, three-time honorable-mention winner of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Student Keystone Media Contest

Yuli Adejo, former Knightly News vice president who also worked on the club’s documentary about the late Nasir Harris. Harris was instrumental in launching Knightly News podcasts. The club’s podcast studio is named in his honor.

Previous inductees of the Knightly News Hall of Fame include:

2019 – Norman Geary, Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams

2021 – Sherri Long Smith, Christine Fusselman, Brian Christiana, Nasir Harris

Invitations will be distributed during the summer term. If you would like to attend the event, email Miller to register for a reservation at Reservations are required.

All are welcome, but each attendee must be on the guest list from registrations.

Comment or story idea? Contact KnightlyEditors@CentralPenn.Edu.

Edited by media-club co-adviser and blog editor Professor Michael Lear-Olimpi.