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Aug. 7, 2002
Scripps Howard Foundation names winners of "Most Valuable Staffer" broadcast competition
CINCINNATI -- The Scripps Howard
Foundation has named the five winners of its "Most Valuable
Staffer" broadcast competition, which was open to students who
work at U.S. college broadcast stations.
The winners are:
Brian D. Dean, station manager, WACW-FM radio, Asbury College, Wilmore, Ky.
Jennifer Durham, underwriting manager, KCSU-FM radio, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
Tracie M. Klusek, station manager, WGSU-FM radio, State University of New York at Geneseo.
Michela Maxwell, general manager, WQFS-FM radio, Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.
Elaine Miller, promotions co-director, KCOU-FM radio, University of Missouri-Columbia.
The five winners each will receive a $5,000 scholarship.
Winners also will receive an all expenses paid trip to
Kissimmee, Fla., for an awards presentation during the Fall
National College Media Convention, co-sponsored by the
Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers, Oct.
31-Nov. 3. The broadcast stations where the students work will
each receive a matching $5,000 grant.
The competition was sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation in cooperation with College Media Advisers.
"Scripps Howard Foundation is proud to recognize the accomplishments of these fine college broadcast staffers," said Judith G. Clabes, president and CEO of the foundation. "Each exemplifies the dedication and talent needed to meet the unique challenges of working at campus radio and television stations."
Jenny Tenpenny Crouch, president of College Media Advisers and publications adviser at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., said, "This competition has provided a great opportunity for these deserving college students who might not otherwise have been so well rewarded for their hard work. Their college broadcast stations also are happy beneficiaries thanks to the matching grants."
The competition was open to any member of student-operated college radio or television stations licensed for broadcast by the Federal Communications Commission or available campus- or community-wide via a closed circuit system. Nominees had to be enrolled as full-time students in the college or university. They were not required to be journalism or communications majors.
The competition was judged by Gary Hawke, University of Kansas; John Lansing, senior vice president of The E. W. Scripps Companyís broadcast television station group; and Clyde Gray, news anchor, WCPO-TV, Cincinnati.
College Media Advisers, with more than 700 members, coast to coast, represents the people who advise the nationís collegiate newspapers, yearbooks, magazines and electronic media.
Dedicated to excellence in journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation is a leader in industry efforts in journalism education, scholarships, internships, literacy, minority recruitment/development and First Amendment causes.
Contact: Vickie Martin, Scripps Howard Foundation, 513-977-3034, email@example.com