The communications office at the Diocese of Buffalo awarded the Bishop Edward D. Head Practicum, an eight-week paid internship in the diocesan communications office, to Joanne Wert, a member of the William Smith Class of 2004. The award was presented at the office's media appreciation breakfast. Wert is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Attica, and is involved in her parish choir. She is majoring in religious studies and writing and rhetoric. During the internship this summer, she will participate in all facets of the communications office, from the newspaper and public relations to television and radio.