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Jason Paladino, Ben Solomon

Jason Paladino and Ben Solomon were honored by Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.

Paladino, a Truckee native, 2012 graduate of SNC, and reporter at University of California, Berkley’s Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism, has been named Alumni of the Year for 2016.

Paladino was honored for his achievements over the last year, including receiving the Society of Professional Journalists-NorCal 2016 James Madison Freedom of Information Student Award for his investigation into the Navy’s Sea Dragon program, which was featured on NBC Nightly News. Paladino was also a Livingston Award Finalist and Sigma Delta Chi Awards winner for his work on the project.

Solomon, a trustee for SNC, received the Lane Murray Distinguished Alumni Award.

His history with SNC goes back to its foundation in 1969, when he started as a volunteer professor. He served as the CEO of the college for 25 years, including administrative director (1970–1980), president (1980–1993 and 2003–2005), and chancellor (1993–1994).