The Beacon

Phat Nguyen is the news editor and social media manager for the Wilkes Beacon. He began as a sports columnist and quickly worked his way to sports editor before switching to news. After working in the newspaper industry for only two years, Phat has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association with a first place finish for Layout and Design and second place for general news.

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) awarded the John Curley scholarship to Phat to attend the AAJA National Convention in Detroit, Michigan in August 2011.

Phat serves as the president of the Wilkes Society of Professional Journalists which has now resurfaced under his leadership. The chapter is now sending six members to the SPJ Region 1 convention at Stony Brook University.

As a student coordinator, he is currently planning the Tom Bigler Journalism conference, which promotes journalism to more than 400 high school students across Northeast Pennsylvania.

After only two months as a sports intern at The Citizen’s Voice, Phat now works as a staff writer at the “Best Daily Newspaper” as voted by the Society of Professional Journalists. He hopes to use his background in science, pharmacy and chemistry to become a health/medical reporter.

Phat is a member of the the Asian American Journalists Association, Society of Professional Journalists and Association of Health Care Journalists.

Twitter: @PhatNguyen_ @Biglerconf @WilkesBeacon @BeaconNews @CVPhatNguyen

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

Apr 23, 2012
Budget process raises additional questions (Story)
Apr 18, 2012
Wilkes student robbed at gunpoint (Story)
Apr 16, 2012
Crown Fried robbed over Easter break (Story)
Apr 02, 2012
Wilkes trains leaders through annual service positions (Story)
Mar 26, 2012
Goodbye Greenway: Science building draws mixed reactions (Story)
Mar 16, 2012
Wilkes breaks ground for new science building (Story)
Mar 12, 2012
Wilkes names Leahy next president (Story)
Feb 28, 2012
Hockey skates its way onto campus (Story/Media)
Feb 28, 2012
Benefits to support student injured in a car accident (Story)
Feb 20, 2012
Budget cuts keep birth control under wraps (Story)
Feb 13, 2012
Presidential search brings in three potential candidates to speak at Wilkes (Story)
Feb 13, 2012
Wilkes welcomes Rottenberg as part of Kirby Lecture Series (Story)
Feb 07, 2012
Watergate 2012: Water the concerns with the Wilkes H20? (Story)
Jan 30, 2012
SG hopes to bring‘Wild and Crazy’ Colonels to this Winter Weekend (Story)
Nov 22, 2011
Comm. student chokes kids out for charity (Story/Media)
Nov 22, 2011
Athlete of the Week: Michael Fleck (Story/Media)
Nov 15, 2011
Getting to know…Ryan Wilson (Story)
Nov 15, 2011
Wilkes paintball blasts their way to national ranking (Story)
Nov 08, 2011
Getting to know…Joe Chrismer (Story)
Nov 08, 2011
Face-Off: Embrace the Tebow time. (Story)
Nov 08, 2011
Open competition brings intensity to veteran bball squad (Story/Media)
Oct 24, 2011
Getting to know…Tim Jurkowski (Story)
Oct 11, 2011
Getting to know…Zach Tivald (Story)
Oct 09, 2011
Bringin’ XC back: Wadas filling in the gap (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2011
Getting to know…Alex George (Story)
Oct 04, 2011
Model student picks pre-med over pre-game (Story)
Sep 26, 2011
Getting to know…Katy Fissel (Story)
Sep 26, 2011
Colonels use ‘Fall Ball’ to prepare for spring season (Story)
Sep 18, 2011
Getting to know … Andrew Asare (Story)
Sep 18, 2011
New volleyball coach brings tough and competitive mentality (Story)
The news of today reported by the journalists of tomorrow
Phat Nguyen