Journalism students win scholarships, awards

By Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale presented scholarships and awards to 38 outstanding journalism students in the School of Journalism at a recent awards ceremony.

Fifty-one scholarships worth $46,0185, along with several recognition awards, were presented at the annual awards banquet April 15, in the University’s Communications Building. The School of Journalism is within the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.

Here is a list of scholarship winners, by hometown. Where available, the listing contains the winner’s name, year in school, major, scholarship name, and the amount.

Illinois

Arcola: Sarah Schneider, sophomore, news/editorial. Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $300.

Bonfield: Tiffany Blanchette, junior, photojournalism. Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $750; Marcia Bullard Scholarship, $750.

Buffalo Grove: Kyle McCarthy, junior, advertising. James Murphy Memorial Scholarship, $400.

Calumet City: Calvin Dixon, junior, advertising. Anne West Lindsey Scholarship, $500; Journalism Alumnus Scholarship, $300.

Calumet City: Morgan-Symone Hopkins, sophomore, advertising. Journalism Faculty Scholarship, $430.

Calumet City: Brandon Willingham, junior, news-editorial. Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $300.

Carbondale: Matthew McGuire, junior, new media news production. Michael Porcaro Scholarship, $1,845; Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $750.

Carbondale: Syed Khalid Nafis, sophomore, news/editorial. Jim Bitterman Scholarship, $1,050; Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $750.

Carbondale: Ai Saito, sophomore, photojournalism. Jim Bittermann Scholarship, $1,050; Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $750.

Centralia: Jordan Vandeveer, sophomore, news/editorial. Charles C. Clayton Scholarship, $200.

Champaign: Samuel Knepler, freshman, new media news production. Anne West-Lindsey Scholarship, $800.

Chicago: Christine Emmons, freshman, advertising. Donald Hileman Memorial Scholarship, $370.

Chicago: Tatyana Hills, sophomore, news/editorial. Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $500.

Chicago: Willie Porter, sophomore, advertising. Anne West-Lindsey Scholarship, $200.

Chicago Heights: Whitney Way, junior, news editorial. Southern Illinois Editorial Association Scholarship, $600; Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $400.

Chester: Jennifer Gonzalez, senior, photojournalism. Steven B. Hahn Memorial Scholarship, $1,725; Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $750.

Danville: Lauren Groppi, junior, advertising. Southern Illinois Editorial Association Scholarship, $600.

Decatur: Jacoby Duckworth, sophomore, advertising. Anne West-Lindsey Scholarship, $2,000.

Dix: Lauren Duncan, junior, news/editorial. Polly Robinson Memorial Scholarship, $1,875.

Edwardsville: Steve Matzker, senior, photojournalism. Ryan Rendleman Photojournalism Scholarship, $3,190; Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $750.

Effingham: Alyssa Long, sophomore, photojournalism. Small-Seright Scholarship, $800.

Elmhurst: Sarah Mitchell, freshman, news/editorial. Charles C. Clayton Scholarship, $400.

Fairfield: Samantha Vaughan, junior, photojournalism, Linda Henson Photojournalism Scholarship, $1,300; Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $750.

Flora: Danielle McGrew, junior, photojournalism. Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $1,500.

Glen Carbon: Tara Kulash, senior, news/editorial. Ray Serati-Ben Kiningham Illinois Legislative Correspondents Association Scholarship, $500.

Godfrey: Nathan Hoefort, freshman, photojournalism. Bill Harmon Scholarship, $480.

Lombard: John Wilson, junior, advertising. Anne West-Lindsey Scholarship, $2,000.

Marion: Phillip Riley Swinford, sophomore, news/editorial. Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $750; Karl Monroe Scholarship, $600.

Morrison: Marta Bender, Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, sophomore, new media news production. Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $1,500.

North Chicago: Maurice Hatch, sophomore, advertising. Paisley Family Scholarship, $600.

Ottawa: Nathan Green, sophomore, photojournalism. Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $300.

Pecatonica: Haley Shaw, sophomore, advertising. Charles Feirich Memorial Scholarship, $1,000.

Peoria: Eric Eagan, junior, advertising. William Lyons Scholarship, $800.

Ridott: Ariel Hitchcock, sophomore, advertising. Steven B. Hahn Memorial Scholarship, $1,725.

Vandalia: Brooke Pippins, junior, advertising. Charlotte Thompson Suhler Advertising Award, $1,550.

West Chicago: Lynette Oostmeyer, junior, photojournalism. Judith Roales Scholarship, $2,000; Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $750.

Wheaton: Sally Specht, junior, advertising. Anne West-Lindsey Scholarship, $300; Golden Quill Award, $100.

Missouri

St. Louis: Anthony Pickens, junior, news/editorial. Michael Porcaro Scholarship, $1,845; Harry and Helen Stonecipher Scholarship, $750.

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