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CHEERS!

The Wave received two awards in the recent National Newspapers Publishers Association Merit Awards Competition. Contributing writer Jaivon Grant received the best news story award by an aspiring journalist for his article on Black Press Week last March.

The Wave also received a second place award in the W.A. Scott Best Use of Photos contest for its coverage of the protests surrounding fatal police shootings of young, unarmed black men in November 2014.

Kenji Jones
Kenji Jones

Kenji Jones earned her master of science degree in marital and family therapy with honors from Cal State Dominguez Hills in May. Twenty years ago, the summa cum laude graduate experienced an educational setback when she was forced to put the needs of her family before her college goals, Jones said. She later served as valedictorian of her graduating class at Los Angeles Southwest College and transferred to Cal State Dominugez Hills in 2009 where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology.

Malcolm A. Johnson
Malcolm A. Johnson

Malcolm A. Johnson recently joined the executive committee at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. Executive committee members are targeted for their commitment to education and outstanding experience in the real estate industry, officials said.Johnson, a former NFL player, became a senior vice president of JPMorgan Chase’s real estate banking group in 2012. He previously worked for Bank of America after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a master of business administration.

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore. 

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