2010 Department of Communication Scholarship Awards Ceremony

The Department of Communication held its 2010 Scholarship Awards Ceremony in Communications 120 on May 6. About $100,000 in scholarship money was awarded to 39 recipients.

The presenters were:

  • Frank Blethen, Publisher and CEO, The Seattle Times
  • Lisa Coutu, Department of Communication
  • Natalie Debray, Department of Communication
  • Kathleen Fearn-Banks, Department of Communication
  • Sally Hanson, Scholarship Chair, Northwest Automotive Press Association
  • Mike Henderson, Department of Communication
  • Don Kraft, Communication Alumnus, 1948
  • Erin Mayovsky, Communication Alumna, 1997
  • Karen Rathe, Department of Communication
  • Ann Reid, UW Alumna, 1972
  • George Riddell, President, Ad Club Seattle
  • Roger Simpson, Department of Communication

Also in attendance were:

  • Harold Carr, Communication alumnus, 1955
  • Assunta Ng, 1974 and 1979 alumna, President and Publisher, NW Asian Weekly
  • Steve Camp
  • Charles and Kathy Wilson

Northwest Asian Weekly Scholarship

katelin_chowKatelin Chow is a sophomore studying Journalism and Political Science. She’s interested in all types of journalism, including television, print and radio, and would like to report on the different ethnic communities. Currently, Katelin is in a Global Health Reporting Class that focuses on healthcare access within immigrant communities. This past February, Katelin interned with NBC Universal at the Vancouver Olympics, where she worked as a runner for operations and production logistics, as well as a logger for curling production.  Katelin has also worked with The Daily since she started at the UW, and has written stories, copy-edited, produced video stories and has also helped start the paper’s new TV-show, The Daily’s Doubleshot. Earlier this month, one of Katelin’s stories for The Daily was recognized as one of the top three in SPJ’s Region X for General Television reporting. Katelin is a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association. She is a student in the University Honors program.

Northwest Automotive Press Association Scholarship

emmaline_mcgrawEmmaline McGraw isa junior at the University of Washington majoring in both journalism and photography. She has had her writing published in the UW’s political science newsletter. She is on the Dean’s list, and is interested in new mechanical technologies. She is especially interested in forms of journalism that explore new technologies, and hopes to pursue a career utilizing these in the journalism world.

Excellence in Journalism

parisa_sadrzadehParisa Sadrzadeh is a senior double majoring in journalism and English. Right after being accepted into the journalism program her sophomore year, she started gaining “real-life” experience in multiple intern positions, working as a marketing and communications intern for Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic (and was hired as their copy editor and copywriter after her internship), a public-relations intern for Brave New World, a Web intern for Seattle Metropolitan magazine, and is currently the news and general intern for Seattle Weekly. She has also held multiple positions at The UW Daily, writing feature stories, maintaining a weekly relationship-advice column and acting as the copy chief, and she was appointed president of the UW chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists last fall. Parisa was the recipient of the June Anderson Almquist Memorial Scholarship from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association for Women in Communications Scholarship, and the Ruddick C. and Cherry Lawrence Scholarship from the UW Dept. of Communication. She has also recently won the UW Kaplan Award for a narrative piece about an important public issue, and has been on the Dean’s List every quarter she has been enrolled at the UW. Parisa is interested in narrative journalism and feature writing and the developing intricacies of online journalism, and she is using the rest of her time at the UW to learn more about other facets of journalism and to headline a student mentorship program through the UW chapter of SPJ.

Journalism Foreign Intrigue Endowed Scholarship

andrew_doughmanAndrew Doughman is a senior journalism major. He’s off to Kenya this summer on the Foreign Intrigue Scholarship, where he’ll work in Nairobi at The Daily Nation, Kenya’s largest newspaper.  During his four years at the UW, he’s reported for The Daily throughout. He also reported from Olympia for the Skagit Valley Herald through the Department of Communications Olympia internship. He’s currently enjoying working in The Seattle Times newsroom as their reporting intern.  Andrew is a member of SPJ and a past recipient of the Frank Blethen scholarship, which the department awarded him during 2008.  When he graduates, he wants to work as a journalist at a major metropolitan daily.

joanna_nolascoJoanna Nolasco is a sophomore studying Communications: Journalism and Political Science. She is interested in political reporting and hopes to write for a daily newspaper in the future. She has been working for The Daily of the University of Washington since September 2009, and during that time she has worked as a reporter and as news editor. From college students with Attention Deficit Disorder to a UW office’s $40-million deficit, she has covered a wide variety of stories for The Daily. Through the Foreign Intrigue Scholarship, she will be traveling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia this summer to work as an intern for the Cambodia Daily. This will be her first internship with a professional newspaper.
Molly Rosbach is a 3rd-year student at the UW and plans to graduate after fall quarter 2010. She is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish, and hopes to work in a Spanish-speaking country, writing for an English-speaking audience. To that end, this summer she will be heading down to Santiago, Chile to participate in the Foreign Intrigue internship with Reuters. In pursuit of her Spanish education, she spent four months studying abroad in Cadiz, Spain in fall 2008, and has also participated in two mission trips to the Dominican Republic through University Presbyterian Church. Her recent experience in the Dominican has led her to consider returning there after graduation for a yearlong internship with Children of the Nations, an organization working with Haitian refugees in the southern province of Barahona. Last summer, Molly worked as a news intern for the small weekly paper in Port Townsend, Washington, then continued to further her journalistic education by working as the metro news intern at the Seattle Times during fall quarter. She has also enjoyed working as a sports designer for The Daily for the past three years.
lillian_tuckerLillian Tucker, a Washington native, began her education in 2004 at Seattle University where she pursued a degree in Journalism/Mass Communication with a minor is sociology. While there she was named several times on the Dean’s and President’s Lists, wrote for the student newspaper, The Spectator, and was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity and the Darfur Action Club. Taking a two-year break from her studies, Lillian worked as the Sports Editor and Twisp City Reporter at the Methow Valley News. Her work there earned her First Place Best Photo Essay, First Place Best Sports Photo Action and Second Place Best Photo Essay Collaboration from the Washington News Papers Association. Before returning to school she spent eight months traveling to South America and Eastern Europe. A senior at the University of Washington, Lillian has maintained a place on the Dean’s List and was last year’s recipient of the Northwest Automotive Association journalism scholarship. Spending the winter in Olympia, Lillian was the 2010 Legislative Intern for The Seattle Times. Currently, she is interning with The Common Language Project and happily researching Sierra Leone.

Harold E. Carr Scholarship in Communication

angela_moorerAngela Moorer is a junior majoring in Journalism and Political Science. She is interested in bringing to light the struggles of underrepresented groups in society through journalism. She is a 9-year recipient of the Afro Americans for an Academic Society Scholarship award. She interns at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory during the summer and is currently interning at The Daily through the Daily 101 program. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Sisterhood at the UW. She hopes to study or intern abroad in Europe in the future.

Seattle Times/Blethen Family Memorial Scholarship

katelin_chowKatelin Chow is a sophomore studying Journalism and Political Science. She’s interested in all types of journalism, including television, print and radio, and would like to report on the different ethnic communities. Currently, Katelin is in a Global Health Reporting Class that focuses on healthcare access within immigrant communities. This past February, Katelin interned with NBC Universal at the Vancouver Olympics, where she worked as a runner for operations and production logistics, as well as a logger for curling production.

lael_tellesLael Telles is a junior studying journalism and English literature. She is interested in working in journalism and reporting on diversity issues or pursuing a career in publishing. No matter what area she works in, she hopes to help give voice to underrepresented people. She has worked for The UW Daily for one year, and her time there has been devoted to copy editing, news and feature writing and, as of recently, designing. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists at the UW, and she is looking forward to mentoring a beginning journalism student through the organization in the near future. She has also consistently earned a spot on the Dean’s List every quarter during her time at the UW.

Robert F. Philip Scholarship

allison_int-houtAllison Int-Hout is a sophomore at the University of Washington majoring in journalism and also obtaining a minor in Spanish. She is from Cashmere, Washington, where she was Valedictorian of her class and also chosen by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board as a 2008 Washington Scholar. Allison is a member of the University of Washington Pre-Law Society, works with the UW Red Cross Club on the Measles Initiative Campaign and is also Vice President of Scholarship for Iota Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta on the UW campus. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Allison is interested in teaching with Teach for America and then attending law school.

david_hudsonDavid Hudson is a junior studying Communication and Political Science. With a technical background in filmmaking, David is applying his education outside of the classroom, writing and producing videos for promoting social awareness on various topics. Fascinated with the role strategic marketing plays in shaping socio-political action and inaction, he hopes to educate citizens and consumers on how to better manage their lives by more prudently scrutinizing our cluttered world of advertising. Working to translate this message to the screen, David and his older brother direct an independent film and media company that is currently producing a television series centered on urban sub-cultures in the United States. David was also a finance and media intern with the Democratic National Committee during the 2008 Obama Campaign, and served as the Director of Communication for the Mayor of Shoreline’s 2009 campaign. On campus, he volunteers with the Office of Government Relations and has maintained a spot on the Dean’s List each quarter.
lydia_albertLydia Albert is a junior working on double degrees in Communication and Geography and a minor in Spanish. Before transferring to the University of Washington this year, she graduated with honors from Whatcom Community College, where she served as a tutor for students who were struggling in their coursework or learning English as a second language. She also worked as an orientation leader for new students from 2008 to 2009. At both her previous college and the University of Washington, she has consistently made the Dean’s List each quarter. Since moving from her hometown of Bellingham to Seattle in 2009, she has become involved in service through Mars Hill Church, and works as a tutor at the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club. During her time at UW, she plans to combine her interests in global communication and critical development geography to better understand how media messages and local cultures affect the opportunities and futures of women in developing countries. After graduating, Lydia hopes to work with a non-profit organization that seeks to educate and empower women and children in culturally sensitive ways.
Matthew Sackman – Matthew is studying abroad in London this quarter. He is a junior double majoring in Communication and Political Science. He is interested in working for communication campaigns aimed to inspire political and social change both in the country and throughout the world. He is specifically interested in promoting equality for the LGBT community. He spent this past Winter Quarter studying abroad with the UW Communication Program in Rome and is currently studying British politics, society, media, and art on UW’s London Program for Spring Quarter. His international experience has led him to a great interest in International Communication which he hopes will prepare him to take a leading role in intercultural and national campaigns. He is the past President of Communications in the multi-national youth group United Synagogue Youth and is currently hoping to intern this summer for the Human Rights Campaign.  In addition to promoting LGBT rights, Matthew also has an interest in Middle Eastern Studies and the American-Israeli alliance. He is a past Vice President for the University of Washington’s American Students for Israel and has taken part in AIPAC political seminars as a University of Washington representative. He also spends time in food related activities and has a personal interest in the culinary arts. Matthew has consecutively been on the Deans list in each quarter of his attendance at UW.
katie_schmidtKatie Schmidt is a third-year student majoring in Political Science and Journalism. She works at a campus writing center, sails for the University of Washington and is doing research with a professor of Scandinavian studies. She plans to graduate next year, and then hopes to work as a journalist for an online or community paper somewhere in Washington. She would like to go into environmental reporting eventually because the work that she has done in political science has made her interested in environmental policy making in the United States.
rujun_icing_songRujun Song is a senior studying Communication and Economics, with Math and Law, Societies and Justice as minors. She plans to finish her undergraduate education at the University of Washington within two and half years, by taking extra class loads. While she has taken 23 to 25 credits per quarter, she has been able to maintain her GPA at a high level. Although English is not her first language, she has always challenged herself by taking considerably difficult courses from different disciplines, including history, English literature, political science, sociology, and philosophy in order to become well-rounded. She has been on the Dean’s List for all the quarters she has attended, and has been accepted by Phi Beta Kappa. Last year, she was appointed by the ASUW as the sole undergraduate representative to the Faculty Council Committee on University Libraries, successfully representing undergraduate students to the Committee and protecting students’ rights and benefits, such as continuing to have Odegaard open 24 hours when the school experienced dramatic budget cuts.
Stephannie Stokes – Stephannie is studying abroad in France this quarter, participating in a yearlong exchange at the University of Montpellier in France. Stephannie is a junior studying journalism and philosophy at the University of Washington. She is very interested in foreign languages and the communication that takes place between two cultures that do not share a common language. For this reason, she is hoping to work as a foreign correspondent for an organization either in a French-speaking country or in the United States.  Moreover, she hopes through her work in journalism to help resolve the misunderstandings, which so often arise between people of two different cultures. Last summer, she worked as a teaching assistant with PhD student, Colin Lingle, for a journalism course offered by the Robinson Center. The position involved teaching the basics of journalism to 7th and 8th graders in an intensive five-week series. Since her arrival at the UW in September 2007, Stephannie has continually achieved Dean’s List status.

Don Pember Journalism Endowed Scholarship

shane_sherod-clyburnShane Sherod-Clyburn is a junior studying Journalism and Creative Writing. He’s interested in how new media technologies and alternative business models can be used to ensure that journalism remains successful in the future. He hopes to find a job writing about health, technology, or the environment, to inform his readers about the things he cares about the most. A recent transfer from Cascadia Community College, Shane was consistently on the Dean’s list at his former school and remains so at the UW. At Cascadia he was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society and technology officer for the Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success. Since joining the UW, he’s been invited to the Tau Sigma Honors Society and the Golden Key International Honors Society. This past year he volunteered for the Cedar River Salmon Journey as a naturalist and helped teach children about northwest salmon fisheries. Shane works as a massage therapist outside of school and hopes to use the skills he’s gained at the university to encourage people to lead healthy, natural lifestyles.

Cassie Lawrence Bryant Endowed Scholarship

katherine_gruverKatharine Gruver is a junior, and plans to graduate with a double degree in Communication and Business Administration Marketing. She is particularly fascinated by people’s relations with media, and the decisions they make as a result of these interactions.  Katharine is interested in pursuing a career in the advertising industry, eventually working her way up as an executive or owner of a firm. A passionate fan of movies, Katharine interns at a film promotion company, Terry Hines and Associates, where she works as the college representative for both Disney and Summit Entertainment. She is proud to once again receive placement on the Dean’s List, and hopes to continually earn a spot the list through her graduation.

Bob Doble Memorial Scholarship

chantal_andersonChantal Anderson is a junior studying Journalism and International Studies. She’s passionate about multimedia storytelling. In March she wrapped up a three-month radio gig with the Northwest News Network for NPR affiliate stations around the Northwest. Before that, she was in Beijing at the China Daily working mainly as a photographer. While in college she’s landed internships at The Seattle Times twice, and also at Seattle Weekly and Real Change. From covering a small immigrant church community in Seattle to Governor Gregoire in Olympia, her stories run the gamut. This last year she also found time to volunteer for a month at an at-risk girls home in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Currently, her work is focusing on health disparities in the Seattle immigrant community. In the future she hopes to report from the Middle East, camera, tape deck, and video camera in hand. Previously, she’s been awarded the Washington News Council Dick Larsen scholarship, the UW’s Journalism Excellence scholarship, the Foreign Intrigue Scholarship.

Max and Monica Holsinger Scholarship

sarah_jenksSarah Jenks is a senior pursuing both a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photomedia.  She will be attending the University of Washington next year to complete the requirements of both majors. In the past, Sarah has completed internships in both communications and web reporting. This included helping launch an online magazine called Women’s Wellness and Integrated Social Health and working as an Interning Web Reporter for the West Seattle Herald. She also participated in a class where they created an online magazine called Insite, which focused on producing multimedia content, and getting young people involved with the news. From these experiences she has learned about entrepreneurial journalism, marketing online media, and reporting on a small community. In the future, Sarah hopes to use these communication and web publishing, as well as artistic, skills to pursue a career in visual journalism as multimedia stories or documentary film.  Beyond journalism Sarah also has an interest in art and gender studies. Last Spring she was one of three students accepted into the Photomedia honors program, and spent the following quarter studying art in Rome.  She has also volunteered at the Women’s Center where she assisted female, minority high school students with their college applications. In her free time, Sarah enjoys kayaking, skiing, gardening and hiking.

david_kruegerBorn in Grand Forks, North Dakota, David Krueger moved out west a few years later to pursue a better life with more rain and less snow. He settled in Marysville, Washington, and began his career as a mediocre basketball player at age 6. When it became obvious that he would never be tall enough to play professionally, he switched to tennis. While still hoping he could make a career out of that, he thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a back up plan. So, after graduating high school he was fortunate enough to be accepted into the University of Washington and Washington State University among a few other schools. Picking a school wasn’t difficult. Now he is majoring in journalism, with a prospective minor in political science. David has worked at the Everett Herald as a prep sportswriter since his senior year of high school, and is almost going to be a little sad when he moves on from that to write for ESPN.com one day. He also looks forward to his annual trips back home to North Dakota, in the summertime.

Kevin Ellis Endowed Scholarship

alyssa_huntAlyssa Hunt is a double major in Communications and International Studies. She spent seven years prior to university in Singapore and Japan, where she was lucky to have the opportunity to visit exciting nearby countries. In high school, Alyssa began learning Japanese, and hopes to continue learning it to fluency. Her affinity for foreign cultures and the ways they interact has her interested in working overseas, possibly for the information media industry. Alyssa interns for the Global Autism Project and been on the Dean’s List every quarter at UW.

jessica_naluaiJessica Naluai is a sophomore double majoring in Communication and Spanish. She is interested in studying intercultural and interpersonal relations and hopes to utilize her degree aboard, working in education, public service, or public relations. Jessica intends on either joining the Peace Corps or teaching abroad following graduation. She has acted as a student ambassador in France, Italy and Greece and is looking forward to studying abroad next year in Cadiz, Spain. To balance out the college workload, Jessica has played for two years on the UW Women’s intercollegiate club lacrosse team and is also helping build the youth lacrosse program in the Seattle area by coaching a third and fourth grade team.  She has also volunteered with a bilingual non-profit organization called The AFrican ConeXion Project, which facilitates communication and understanding between communities of the Americas, overcoming the English-Spanish language barrier through the mediums of theater and dance. Meanwhile, she has consistently maintained a spot on the Dean’s list throughout her college career.
Jasmine Zhao is interning in Washington, D.C., for the International Wireless Communication Association. She is a senior double majoring in political science and communication at the University of Washington. She was born and raised in China, and came to the U.S. for college. In the summer of 2008, a massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake happened in her home province, Sichuan China. She flew back to the city as she finished classes at the UW, and started interning with Sichuan Television Station, reporting on the earthquake. During her sophomore summer in 2009, Jasmine interned at the Associated Press China bureau. She has also done research in China, conducting more than 20 interviews with journalists from 19 major world media outlets for her honors thesis on the struggles of Chinese journalists working for foreign media.

Fred Baker Endowment for Professional Education in Advertising and Public Relations

James Zaw is in his third year at the University of Washington pursuing a double degree in Communication and Marketing with a minor in Environmental Studies. He is interested in working in the marketing field after graduation and enjoys advertising and looking at how social interaction in various communities shifts marketing trends. He is a proud member of the Foster Business School. He has also been the recipient of the U.S. Bank Minority Scholarship, and been on the Dean’s List multiple times. He has been a member of the Khmer Student Association since his freshman year at UW. He recently volunteered with Friends of Madrona Park to remove invasive species and restore the habitat. He loves traveling and experiencing new cultures, and recently participated in an Exploration Seminar to Munich, Germany, and has plans to travel abroad again before graduating.  In the future he hopes to be able work with the Business Economic Development Center to give back to minority communities and help minority owned businesses.

Roller Scholarship in Communication

meredith_stagerMeredith Stager is a sophomore at the university, majoring in Communication, specifically studying Journalism, and is also participating in the sales program through the Foster School of Business. As well, Meredith is a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and she has consistently earned a spot on the Deans List. Meredith is also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma National Fraternity, an organization dedicated to the development of young women in areas such as leadership, scholarship, and friendship. With this organization, Meredith volunteers her time with the Ronald McDonald house, along with a number of other philanthropic organizations. In addition, Meredith sits on the governing council for Kappa Kappa Gamma in the position of Registrar, and was chosen to travel to Phoenix, Arizona, this summer for a national leadership convention. Additionally, this upcoming fall she will travel to London through Boston University’s study abroad program, where she will work as an intern at either an advertising or marketing firm. After college, Meredith hopes to pursue a career in Advertising and Public Relations, ideally for a nonprofit organization.

Dan Warner/Bob Willey Memorial Scholarship

brittany_birkettBrittany Birkett is a junior studying Communication and Spanish, and has maintained a spot on the Dean’s List throughout her college experience. She hopes to pursue a career in Marketing or Event Planning for an organization that values giving back to the community as well as diversity. This past year, she volunteered regularly at CASA de los Amigos, an organization that provides support and shelter for homeless Spanish speaking youth. She has also recently completed a Corporate Marketing and Stewardship Internship at the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Through her experience there, she has developed a passion for their mission and has been volunteering for the organization ever since. This upcoming summer, she will begin a Corporate Executive Internship at Target to continue to expand her professional experience. She is also currently serving as the President of the Panhellenic Association at the University of Washington. In this position she manages a board of nine women as well as seventeen sorority presidents. She is very excited to see what new opportunities senior year will bring.

elena_caldwellElena Caldwell is a junior studying communication and political science. She is interested in doing public relations for a sports team or a small agency. Particularly attracted to how sports function as businesses and interact with large fan bases, her ultimate goal is to do public relations or community relations for a professional baseball team. She has previously been the promotions intern at Bonneville Radio Seattle and was most recently the procurement intern for the Seattle Mariners during this off-season. Elena has been an active member in the UW’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America, serving as their Community Outreach Director. She has volunteered with the marketing department at the Seattle Humane Society and plans to volunteer this quarter with the UW’s Athletic Communications office.

Ruddick C. & Cherry Lawrence Endowed Scholarship

kelly_humphreysKelly Humphreys is a junior majoring in journalism. She is interested in working for an online publication or magazine. She hopes to work for a soccer publication and bolster the popularity for the sport in the United States. While receiving her Associates in Art degree at Columbia Basin College, she won 1st place for a non-fiction satirical essay. Currently, she volunteers for Pawsitive Alliance, an organization that helps arrange adoption events for dogs and cats. During the summer she hopes to find more volunteer activities. She is a member of the Emerald City Supporters, an on-campus chapter of the Seattle Sounders’ main fan contingent and participates in intramural soccer at the university. After graduation she hopes to join the Peace Corp. She has consistently maintained a spot on the Dean’s List.

Christina Nghiem is a senior completing a double degree in Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction concentration) and Communication. In the near future, her goal is to become an information guru performing web design, user experience, and social media work for organizations focusing on creative media or community efforts. Christina’s experience in her field of interest includes utilizing and researching social media tools as the social media intern for MomsRising.org and designing and testing the usability of websites as the multimedia intern for the Department of Communication. Christina’s academic efforts have consistently placed her on the Dean’s List and she has been a recipient of the Boeing Diversity and Robert F. Philip scholarships. Outside of school, Christina enjoys volunteering as a teacher’s assistant, dance team co-leader, and webmaster at her local language school. She also enjoys investing time in the arts by attending concerts, designing graphics, performing with her language school’s dance team, and looking at things with one eye through photography.
rory_raabeRory Raabe is a junior double majoring in Communication and German Cultural Studies. She works at the University of Washington’s student-run radio station Rainy Dawg Radio as Assistant Manager. Rory is also an active volunteer at Hollow Earth Radio and KEXP Radio. Through her participation at KEXP, she was awarded an ASCAP Music Business scholarship in 2009. This year, Rory presented her essay entitled “From Transistors to Browsers: The Emergence and Potentials of Internet Radio” at the Eastern Communication Association conference. Rory plans to go on to a graduate program in Communication Studies after she completes her undergraduate degree at UW.

Robert L. Patterson Scholarship

nicole_breitensteinNicole Breitenstein is a junior majoring in Communication focusing on PR and Marketing. She is also minoring in Spanish and Dance and doing the Sales Certificate Program through the Foster School of Business. She loves dancing and cheered for the University of Washington last year. She is now focusing more on internships and extracurricular activities that will lead her to her desired career path. She is a member of the Sales Club on Campus, Public Relations Student Society of America, and Association of Women in Communication. She has built her skills in sales as a Sales Associate for Nordstrom in various departments for the past three years. As an Advertising Representative for the Daily, the University of Washington’s Newspaper Publication, she sells multi-media advertising space business to business. She is also the Marketing Assistant for the UW College of Arts and Sciences. Last summer she interned at KIRO TV as a Programming and Research Intern and with the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce to further her bilingual business skills. Upon graduation she hopes to sell in the Medical Industry and she is a Marketing Intern at Genelex DNA testing where she is learning about the science of genetics and getting a feel for technical sales.

evan_carlosEvan Carlos is a junior earning a double major in communication and biology. After graduation, he will attend medical school to become a physician who practices in a medically underserved area. Evan is specifically interested in the social interaction concentration within the communication major and looks forward to applying his classroom knowledge to future doctor-patient relationships. Academically, Evan has spent the last seven quarters at the UW on the Dean’s List while also maintaining a rigorous work schedule. To hone his public speaking skills, Evan is a proud representative of the UW as a tour guide for the Department of Admissions. When he isn’t leading groups around campus he is often working at the lab bench as an Undergraduate Researcher for the Psychiatry Department at Harborview Medical Center. His current work is focused on mapping neurons that produce serotonin in the brain and are involved in obsessive behaviors. From his project, colleges will develop treatments that can target and genetically modify these specifically located neurons to remedy obsessive-compulsive disorder along with other addictive behaviors. Evan looks forward to presenting his current findings at the upcoming Undergraduate Research Symposium. Outside of academia, Evan’s free time is spent as an active member and small group leader at the City Church. Also, on a sunny Seattle day he is most likely to be found playing volleyball at Green Lake.
rebecca_degmanRebecca Degman is a junior majoring in communication and minoring in Spanish, and is interested in a career in public relations, hopefully for a nonprofit organization or a company that deals with international relations. Since September 2009 she has been working for Jumpstart, an AmeriCorps program that trains and sends students to low-income preschools to help children prepare to enter kindergarten. She volunteers with a preschool in Seattle’s Central District, working with kids one-on-one to improve their reading, writing, and social skills. In June, 2008 she traveled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua for an Exploration Seminar called “Coffee and its Consequences,” learning about issues surrounding coffee, from globalization to labor and immigration. She hopes to continue studying Spanish and eventually become fluent. Rebecca has received two letters from the Dean for her academic performance in spring and fall quarters, 2009, and has consistently been on the Dean’s list since attending the UW.

Impola Scholarship

lauren_marriottLauren Marriott is a sophomore studying Journalism as well as a college honors student.  After working for the University of Washington as both a tour guide and an advising and orientation leader of incoming students, she hopes to foster skills in public relations and organizational promotion to ensure that new students and families are successfully integrated into the campus community. She has served in many mentoring capacities, working with prospective honors students and incoming freshmen.  She participated as a DAWG DAZE leader in September and plans to teach a FIG seminar in the fall.  This past winter quarter she traveled to Rome with the honors study abroad program and wishes to participate in a Summer Exploration Seminar related to communications before graduating.  She has earned a spot on the Dean’s List every quarter that she has attended the UW.

Flip Wilson Scholarship

oluseyi_oshinowoOluseyi Oshinowo is a third-year student here at the University of Washington. A proud resident of the Bay Area in California, Seyi is blessed to pursue his academic goals at UW, specifically through his double major in Communication and American Ethnic Studies. With these degrees, he plans to attend graduate school concentrating on Sports Management. Seyi aspires to impact collegiate athletics and improve the academic standing of student athletes across the country. In addition to being a full-time student, Seyi is a member of the UW Dream Project, as well as being an intern for 950 AM KJR Sports Radio. Most importantly, he is a proud member of the Oshinowo family, and would especially like to thank his parents for their support. It is with their guidance Seyi is grateful to receive the Flip Wilson Minority Scholarship Award, and appreciates the efforts of each individual in this organization to aid his college education.

John H. & Harriet Reid Memorial Scholarship

kathryn_ormsbyKatie Ormsby is a junior studying journalism and political science. She recently completed a reporting internship with The Seattle Times, writing feature stories for the business section. She also interns for University Week, the staff and faculty newspaper, and served as the ASUW representative on the Board of Student Publications her freshman year. Katie loves reporting and writing, so she hopes to be able to use those skills after graduation as a journalist. Government and politics are another interest of hers, so working in public relations for a politician or government agency is also appealing. She worked as a field-organizing intern for Gov. Chris Gregoire’s 2008 campaign and as a constituent advocacy intern in Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office last summer. Katie has spent the last two years as a Resident Advisor in McMahon Hall. She is also a member of Mortar Board’s Class of 2011, the oldest honor society on campus.

Marty Wilson Endowed Scholarship

meghan_walkerMeghan Walker is a junior studying Journalism. She is interested in broadcasting, with a focus in reporting for radio and television. She hopes to someday work for a nonprofit public radio station. In addition to her studies, she interns at KUOW 94.9 FM Radio, where she is a news reporter. She also works at UW’s Daily, where she produces TV stories for the weekly Double Shot episode on UWTV. She is a Transfer Interest Group leader for First Year Programs, and will teach a class for incoming transfer students in Autumn 2010.

Kaplan award winners

  • People on the Margins: Kristopher Edin, “Neah Bay
  • Strong writing style: Ashley Morse, “Dubai”
  • Human personality profile: Nicole Bradford, “Rosie
  • Deeper story: Lael Telles, “Words Lost in Time
  • Important public issue: Parisa Sadrzadeh, “Tehran
Jody Deering Nyquist Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate ResearchAndrew Ng
Area: Social Interaction

Nick Trost
Title: “How Should We Remember The Inaugural Address Of Barack Obama? Let JFK Show Us How”
Area: Rhetoric and Critical / Cultural Studies

Kaetlyn Cordingley
Area: Political Communication

Kelsey Hurter, Tylen Johnson, Alyssa Sibal, Aliena Smith
Area: Media Institutions, Organization, and Structure