On Febuary 23rd and 24th , Mass Comm students at Savannah State University classes were canceled due to the Southern Regional Press Institute. At SRPI different successful people come and speak to the student giving things like words of encouragement , resume building and even the things that it took for the to get where they are today. Opening the ceremony we had Savannah States very own Kimberly Starks , a former tiger and Professor Sandra Earley. During the ceremony Ms . Starks received the Louis J. Corsetti Award for Excellence in journalism. We also were able to hear form Michael Ottey , The first black Journalist in South America ! He gave us tips on becoming a great journalist and expressing the importance of being better than the competition and how the road to success requires you to be consistent and will involve you remaking yourself.