Journalist Frank Sainworla

LIBERIA: Sainworla Wins Philip N. Wesseh Academic Excellence Print Journalism Award..Cllr. Freeman, Sengbeh Receive Honors

Journalist Frank Sainworla

A renowned Liberian journalist and adjunct faculty in the Department of Communication and Media Studies (formerly Department of Mass Communication) of the Amos C. Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Liberia, Mr. Frank Sainworla has been recognized as the winner of the Philip N. Wesseh Academic Excellence Print Journalism Award introduced at Amos C. Sawyer College.

The award is in memory of Philip N. Wesseh, icon of print journalism in Liberia. The late Wesseh was a true leader in print journalism and professional journalist with high respect towards fair, balance, and accurate journalism.

Mr. Sainworla was recognized by the Dean of the College, Prof. Dr. Josephus M. Gray on Monday, 29 May during the University 103rd combined Convocation ceremonies of three colleges.

The award is intended to uphold the legacy of an illustrious Liberian journalist and icon of print journalism. 

 Prior to his inevitable demise, Mr. Wesseh practiced as a professional journalist for over 40 unbroken years and rose from reporter to managing editor.

Dr. Gray informed the audience that Mr. Sainworla was recognized for his valuable services, commitment to academic excellence in print journalism and his positive impact on the Department of Communication and Media Studies, the College, and the Liberian society.

Cllr. Mark Bedor-Wla Freeman

He is highly respected for innovation in implementing educational standards and quality teaching at the university.

The late Wesseh was an alumnus of the University of Liberia and a part-time instructor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies (formerly Department of Mass Communication) where he earned BA degree in Communication in 2002 and a LLB degree in Law from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia.

A veteran Liberian journalist, legal expert and instructor of the Departments of English and Language Studies, Political Sciences, Communication and Media Studies and Social Sciences, Cllr. Mark Bedor-Wla Freeman was recognized as the Most Versatile Faculty of Amos C. Sawyer College. 

While another Liberian journalist and adjunct faculty in the Department of Communication and Media Studies, Mr. Danicius Kaihenheh Sengbeh was recognized as the outstanding  Faculty of Communication and Media Studies.

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