2012-13 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Pioneer Newspapers Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Community Journalism:
Ilona Idlis
Ilona is a senior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Political Science and Comparative History of Ideas. She was awarded the Excellence in Journalism Scholarship last year. Thanks to the many opportunities provided by the Communication Department, she’s been able to explore on-the-ground political reporting and feature writing during her undergrad years. In 2012, Ilona travelled to five states with the UW Election Eye Blog to cover the tumultuous Republican primaries and the Democratic National Convention. She followed up the electoral whirlwind with calmer internships at the UW School of Law and the Seattle Weekly. Now, Ilona works at the College of Arts and Sciences and eagerly awaits graduation and the whole new world of writing opportunities it will bring.

Design and Editing:
Lily Katz
Lily has had a passion for writing since she was very young. In elementary school, she would tell her peers she dreamed of being a novelist. That dream transformed when she began writing for her college newspaper, The Daily of the University of Washington. Lily is now pursuing a degree in journalism, and has been a reporter, writer, and features editor for The Daily. She has also interned at GeekWire, and is currently interning at The Seattle Times, where she selects and edits letters to the editor. Both of Lily’s parents worked at The Seattle Times for many years, and have hugely influenced her decision to pursue journalism. As she often says, journalism is in her blood. Lily is still unsure of what she wants to do after college, but hopes that she can write to make a difference in the world.

Entrepreneurial Journalism:
Kristine Kim

Kristine is a senior double majoring in journalism and economics, with a minor in law, societies and justice. Though she enjoys all aspects of journalism, she loves editing work and telling the best and clearest story possible. Kristine is also a recipient of one of two scholarships from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, and will be interviewing at the Issaquah Press this summer. Currently she is involved and connected to the university through her job at the UW Tower, and she also writes articles for the department of Law, Societies & Justice as the student communications assistant. After graduating, Kristine will continue to write and tell stories that connect individuals to the world.

Olympia Legislative Reporting:
William “Jimmy” Lovaas

Jimmy is a senior majoring in journalism. His journalism career started four years ago when he began attending community college at the age of 35. Since then, he has been the arts and entertainment editor at The Ebbtide of Shoreline Community College, chairman of the Shoreline Student Publications Board, and a crime beat writer for The Daily of the University of Washington. Recently, he was selected for the Olympia legislative reporting internship and wrote for McClatchy Newspapers. The internship was ultimately extended when The News Tribune offered him a freelance contract for the remainder of the legislative session. Currently, he is a digital reporting intern for The Seattle Times and a freelance music photographer for local CBS radio stations and Seattle-area concert blogs. After graduation, Jimmy says he hopes to work as a general assignment or crime reporter. Ultimately, he says he’ll be happy as long as his wife and daughter are proud of his work.

Opinion Writing:
Marika Price
Marika is a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in environmental studies. After taking classes at UW, she has found a special interest in opinion writing. Previously, she has worked as a special events intern at the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a news intern at CNN. Also, she learned more about online media by interning for Junebug Weddings blog and Goodiedo.com. Currently, she is studying abroad at Italy for the quarter. She is looking forward to moving home to Los Angeles for her summer internship at ABC News in the entertainment department. After graduating, she hopes to work somewhere she can write about current issues and continue traveling.

Feature Writing:
Joseph Sutton-Holcomb
Joseph has a special place in his heart for arts writing, but does not pigeonhole himself as an arts writer, and consistently casts his new wider when pitching and writing his own work. At heart, he is a feature writer, interested in telling human stories. After an incredibly rewarding two quarters as Arts & Leisure editor of the UW Daily, Joseph is now interning for the Features department at The Seattle Times. He continues to write occasionally for The Daily, and hopes to find work in Journalism after he graduates in June.

Deborah Kaplan Awards

A story about people on the margins:
Joshua Glantz
, “Please Recycle”

A story with strong writing style:
Bo Johnson, “Lover Boy”
Bo Johnson is a junior double majoring in Communication and Comparative History of Ideas. He has served as an officer for the UW Global Law Brigades, where he contributed to fundraising prior to traveling to Panama to provide legal seminars. This past summer he worked as a production intern for the NW Cocktail and Chocolate Festival. He enjoys humor writing. Some of his storytelling idols include Douglas Adams, David Sedaris, and Ira Glass. After graduating Bo plans to teach English in Latin America for a year. This coming fall he will be studying abroad in Spain.

A human personality profile:
Trennesia Jackson, “Don’t Forget About the Cookies”

A story with a strong epiphany:
Zachary Kirshbaum, “Move Day”

An important public issue:
Ning Liu, “Household Register”
Ning is a UW senior majoring in Communication and minoring in math. He is an international student from China. To gain more experience in journalism for a better future career, he started to work at The Daily as an Arts & Leisure writer and as a videographer for The Double Shot. He had to make much more efforts than everyone else as a non-native speaker in order to perform well enough at The Daily. And he managed to go through all the challenges and he will bravely embrace more in the future. After graduating, Ning hopes to work in Television broadcast journalism or newspapers. It will be hard for him but he will do the best he can.

Jody Deering Nyquist Awards: Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Alana Alexander
Alana Alexander is a senior majoring in Communication. At UW, Alexander was a student-athlete who participated in track and field for three years. She is currently a marketing and social media intern at Seattle Weekly where she hopes to gain knowledge in mass media. After graduation she hopes to gain further working experience to find her niche and passion.

Lauren Laissue
Double majoring at the University of Washington in communication and interdisciplinary visual arts with an art history minor has provided an excellent outlet for Lauren’s creative personality. She says her free time is consumed by various art projects, such as making jewelry, and spending time with many close friends. Working at Pottery Barn throughout college has also provided her with a way to express her artistic passion through work with visual design.

Emilee Goo
“American Tabloid Portrayals of Celebrity Scandals – Who’s Really Winning?”
Emilee is a junior double majoring in communication and interdisciplinary visual arts. She enjoys blogging, traveling to foreign places and drawing from those experiences in creating visual art. To gain experience in public relations and advertising, she has worked at Nectar Communications, a boutique agency in San Francisco as the public relations intern. She will be joining the Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners this summer as their
creative services intern. Recently, Emilee served as the creative director for the second annual TEDxUofW, where she designed the aesthetic layout of the conference. In the fall, Emilee will be studying abroad in Rome focusing on studio arts. After graduating, Emilee hopes to work in public relations, advertising or marketing and possibly a focus in the fashion industry.

Ryota Onaka
“2013 Super Bowl Commercials”
Ryota Onaka is a junior majoring in Communication with a focus on social interaction. He came to the U.S. from Japan when he was 10-years-old. Having an experience of struggle to express himself in a foreign language, he had realized and was amazed by the significance and power of communication; an experience which later led him to major in Communication after joining the University of Washington. He is currently interested in the process of conveying messages through mediums other than texts – especially visual communication – and is hoping to work in the field of advertisement/marketing after graduating.

Leewan Li
Originally coming from Hong Kong, Leewan Li says she has always known what she wants: to become a project manager in the Marketing/Public Relations area, especially working in the lifestyle industry. She is interested in anything about food, travelling, new technology, beauty and skincare and so on. industries. Studying in Communication at the University of Washington was the first step to her dream. Leewan’s next goal after her graduation this June is to land a job that will be able to utilize her Chinese background (and to check sky-diving off her bucket list!).

Monica Liu
Monica Liu, born and raised in Hong Kong, is a senior majoring in Communication. Five years ago, she first landed in Merced, California for a high school exchange program. She loved it and decided to pursue her college degree in the U.S. afterward. She is a determined and cheerful person who loves travelling and exploring good restaurants. Monia is actively involved with a non-profit student-run organization called AIESEC. Currently Monia is a marketing and outreach intern at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound, where she implements social media strategies to reinforce the recognizable brand image of the organization to the public.

Dilys Ng (D-hill-uhs Ing)
Dilys Ng is a senior double majoring in communication and economics. Dilys likes reading and writing novels, and playing the piano. Dilys is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and received academic scholarships from the International Student Programs. During summer, she was employed in the Bank of China International and was responsible for helping the Equity Settlement Team to do routine processes. After graduating, Dilys hopes to work in the Banking industry.

Jamie Sun
“How the U.S. and Chinese Magazines Portray Women Image Differently.”
Jamie Sun is a Taiwanese student born in Cleveland, Ohio and went to high school in Winnipeg, Canada. She is currently a senior, majoring in Communication with minors in both Urban Design and Planning and Landscape Architecture. She transferred from Highline Community College in 2012 and she feels passionate about diversity related problems, more specifically, on cross-cultural relationships. Her research interests lie in the area of Communication Technology and Society. She plans on utilizing her knowledge of communications within and across groups, societies and cultures to develop a community of learning and practice that helps urban regions to become more livable through a process of urban design and planning.

Faculty Awards for Outstanding Completed Research

Jessica Kamzan
“Understanding Speech Codes Theory and Oppositional Codes in an Urban Community.”

James Kim
“Talking Pornheads – A Frank Look at the Textual Response to Internet Pornography.”

MA Thesis:
Elizabeth Cortez
“Generating Latinas: Images of Latinas in the Google Search Engine.”

MC Project:
Matthew Davis
Ryan Risenmay
Mariana Llamas-Cendon
Lisa Kennelly

“Transmedia Marketing Playbook: A Guide to Theory and Practice of Marketing in the Participatory Culture.”

PhD Dissertation:
John Crowley
“Expressive Writing to Cope with Hate Speech: Assessing Psychological Stress Recovery and Forgiveness Promotion for LGBQ Victims of Hate Speech.”

 

Scholarships

Journalism Foreign Intrigue Endowed Scholarship

Ms. Devon Geary
Devon is a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in Spanish. Her addiction to writing was spurred after she joined her high school newspaper sophomore year. Summers, Devon attended camps in Boston and Washington D.C. to represent young Washington journalists. Currently, she is a staff reporter for the University of Washington Daily. Through the UW – Devon has studied abroad in Granada, Spain and Cusco, Peru- and in a perfect world she would combine travel with written or broadcast journalism. Last quarter she interned for TVW — Washington’s version of CSPAN — interviewing, writing packages and getting on-air experience for the station’s series, “The Impact”. This summer, she will intern for the Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh. One day Devon hopes to write, shoot photos and create documentaries for Smithsonian or National Geographic. But if that doesn’t work out, she will gladly settle for lion tamer.

Ms. Alysa Hullett
Alysa is a senior majoring in journalism with a minor in Spanish. Previously, she has worked as a news reporter for The Daily and as an editorial intern at Seattle magazine and Seattle Health magazine. Currently she is a reporting intern at the Seattle Times in the business section. Last fall, Alysa studied abroad in Cadiz, Spain and now will be traveling to Lima, Peru; she will be interning with the Spanish-English publication Latin American Press. Alysa hopes to pursue a career in international journalism.

Ms. Alisa Reznick
Alisa Reznick is a a senior in the Journalism program who is originally from Flagstaff, Arizona. As a photographer and writer, she bounces back at forth between the two mediums and likes to find new ways of integrating them. She currently works as Photo Editor at the Daily and has published several pieces with the Daily and GeekWire. She is most interested in narrative journalism and global reporting and hopes to pursue a career in either radio or print journalism. Specifically, she likes pursuing unique stories about immigrants and refugees. She enjoys ballet, strong coffee, and getting lost.

Excellence in Journalism Scholarship

Ms. Hillary Kirby
Hillary is currently a junior in pursuit of a degree in Journalism and Spanish here at the UW. She found her love for journalism in high school as managing editor of her school’s monthly news magazine. She has worked steadily towards developing her skills as a reporter and storyteller through reporting for The Daily here at UW and other news outlets in the area such as The Seattle Globalist. She has a special interest in education reporting and spends a lot of her time working on education outreach through the UW Dream Project, where she is its Publications Manager. Hillary plans to continue broadening her horizons, becoming a reporter with a better sense of the world by studying abroad in Cadiz, Spain this fall.

Ms. Valeria Koulikova
Valeria is a junior pursing a major in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Coming from Russia over seven years ago, she became interested in international events and communication. For the past two summers, she has been participating in the International Youth Forum Seliger in Tver’ Region, Russia where she took part in a mass media and communications program. Because of that forum, her passion for journalism and the importance of intercultural communication in today’s world grew stronger. Since being accepted into the journalism program, Valeria has been lucky to work with the Seattle Globalist and publish a few articles with them. She also loves photography and making and editing videos to be able to tell a different kind of story. Valeria has been on UW’s Dean’s List on all but one quarter and was last year’s recipient of Kevin Ellis Endowment Award. She hopes to continue grow in journalism field and one day become a foreign correspondent.

Fred Baker Endowment for Professional Education in Advertising and Public Relations

Ms. Daylee Baker
Daylee Baker is currently a junior, graduating June 2014. She’s a communications major, diversity minor and pursuing the sales certificate. Throughout her years at the University of Washington, she has spent her afternoons tutoring high school freshman through the MESA (mathematics, engineering, science, and achievement) program. She has learned that she love being a role model and helping students who are socially and/or economically disadvantaged and underrepresented in higher education. Tutoring inspired her to want to help more and more students who are in similar situations by being their inspiration and encouraging them to beat the odds and strive for the best. Her ultimate career goal is to become an inspiring television personality! She would love to have the opportunity to be able to positively influence the masses & with the UW’s Communications department she feels confident she will gain the skills needed to do so.

Don Pember Journalism Endowed Fund

Ms. Allison Edwards
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Allison is a junior double majoring in communication and political science. Allison has maintained a place on the Dean’s List five quarters during her time at the University of Washington. Allison is a member of Alpha Chi Omega where she has held executive positions. She has also participated with on campus organizations including The University of Washington Dream Project and the Pipeline Project. Allison enjoys volunteering time at the nonprofit organization Legal Voice, as well as working with kindergartners at Bryant Elementary School. Currently, she is abroad in Prague, studying political science and history. Allison is on track to graduate early. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school.

Cassie L. Bryant Scholarship

Ms. Tanya Friedland
Tanya is a junior at the University of Washington. She is double majoring in Communication and English, where she intends to join the creative writing tract. Tanya has been on the Annual Dean’s List for both the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 years. Additionally, she is a 2011 SAMIS award recipient, which allowed her to study archeology in Israel after her freshman year. Tanya enjoys volunteer work and she spent the duration of her sophomore year she held an internship with Repair the World UW, where she helped connect students on campus to volunteer opportunities with Jewish Family Services by coordinating events with them. This past autumn quarter, Tanya studied abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. She hopes to have more opportunities for travel in the future and would like to pursue writing professionally.

Northwest Asian Weekly Scholarship

Mr. Izumi Hansen
Izumi Hansen is an honors student at the University of Washington pursuing a double degree in astronomy and journalism with minors in math and physics. She was on the 2011-2012 Annual Dean’s list. Izumi entered the University of Washington through the UW Academy following her sophomore year in high school. She currently works at the Pacific Science Center as a senior science interpreter and intends to pursue a career in science journalism. Izumi is a princess on the court of the 2013 Washington Japanese Queen Scholarship Program and will be representing Washington’s Japanese Community at local, national, and international events throughout this year. Izumi would like to thank Northwest Asian Weekly and her parents for their support.

Northwest Automotive Press Association Scholarship

Ms. Deanna Isaacs
Deanna Isaacs is majoring in Journalism and minoring in Earth and Space Sciences. Her love of writing short story fiction and poetry transformed during her collegiate years into writing news stories – particularly about the outdoors, science, and automobiles. While at the University of Washington, she started a new column in The Daily newspaper called The Outdoor Dawg and profiles parks, places, and outdoorsy people in the area that have UW affiliations – along with writing for the News and Science sections. She is also on the UW’s Formula Motorsports team in Public Relations, where she helps write newsletters, press releases, and has a hand in making the video and audio media as well. After college, Deanna hopes to combine her love of writing about science with her passion for all things automotive.

Harold E. Carr Scholarship in Communication

Joshua Bessex
Joshua Bessex in a third-year student studying journalism and with a passion for visual storytelling. His interest with journalism began in high school when he worked as a photographer for his high-school newspaper. In college, Josh rediscovered his passion for photojournalism when he joined the staff of The Daily. He has worked as a photographer, special sections writer, and photo editor in his time there. After graduation, Josh hopes to work for a news agency as a photojournalist.

Seattle Times /Blethen Family Memorial Scholarship

Ms. Fang Yin Liu
Fang-Yin is a junior majoring in journalism. Inspired by Jason Russel, the initiator of the Kony 2012 campaign who has worked to stop violence and injustice in Africa, Fang-Yin started to think of her own way of helping people in need through global citizenship. She was a mentor in dream project and was helping to send high school students to colleges and universities. She also volunteered in hospitals and rest homes. She is now interning in a non-profit organization, Circle of Friends for Mental Health to help raise awareness about mental health. She has said, “Too many people, especially those who need psychological assistance have been neglected for a long time.” Fang-Yin is also very interested in technological fields. She has learned some web publishing and design programs including Adobe InDesign, Premiere, Dream Weaver, and html. By utilizing her computer skills to publish webpages and videos on social media platforms, she hopes to help those who need psychological assistance.

Cesar Quintana
Cesar is a sophomore majoring in journalism hoping to also major in psychology. During his time at the UW, he’s been on the Dean’s List multiple times. He’s also been the recipient of the Ferguson Scholarship for the past two years. Cesar is currently a student-coordinator for HFS here at the UW, but that will come to an end this upcoming fall so he can focus on gaining more journalistic experience. Wanting to pursue a career in journalism stemmed from his passion for writing and sports. After graduating, as you might have already deduced, he plans on becoming a sports journalist. Because he was born in Mexico and is a fluent Spanish speaker, he’s not ruling out working as a journalist in his native country.

Robert F. Philip Scholarship

Ms. Riley Taitingfong
Riley is a junior double majoring in communications and psychology with an intended minor in disability studies. She works at the Experimental Education Unit, Seattle Gymnastics Academy, and is a board member of a nonprofit organization called LifeSPAN. Next year, Riley will serve as the Mortar Board Honor Society Service Chair, and President of the UW Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications. This summer she will be in Barbados studying abroad with the Communications Department. After graduating, she would like to attend graduate school at UW and contribute to the field of disability studies through research and advocacy work.

Mr. James Kim
James, a Washington native, is a Junior pursuing degrees in Communication, with a focus on Rhetoric and Public Speaking, Political Science, with a focus on Comparative Politics, and Business Administration, specializing in Accounting. He has been an active part of the COM department over the past 3 years through internships, volunteering, and tutoring. As a freshman, he joined the team of tutors working in the Department’s Speaking Center and has continued in that role for over 2 years. Outside of the Department, he has enjoyed interning and working with local non-profits, serving at his local church, and playing a several bands ranging from classical to electronic. James aspires to pursue a PhD in Communication in the field of Compositional Rhetoric, from there his academic goals merge with his professional goals as he aspire to teach someday at the university level.

 

Mr. Evan Seguirant
Evan is a Washington native who began his education at the University of Washington in 2010 after graduating from North Thurston High School with Highest Honors (3.98 GPA) and competed in the WIAA State Tennis Championship. Upon arriving at the University of Washington, Evan has made the Dean’s List in five of his six quarters on campus while maintaining a 3.62 GPA. As a potential law school applicant, he is double majoring in Communication and Political Science. While on campus, Evan has maintained a balanced lifestyle, by competing for the club tennis team and by joining the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. By joining the recruitment team within Sigma Phi Epsilon, he continually evaluates candidates for membership as the fraternity becomes one of the top chapters on campus. Evan has always had a passion for teaching and pursues this passion on campus by tutoring at the Speaking Center.

Ms. Joy Opsvig
Joy Opsvig is double majoring in Communication and Political Science while also participating in the Foster School of Business Sales Certificate Program. During her time here at the University of Washington, Joy has been very involved in her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, and the Public Relations Student Society of America. She has maintained a high GPA and has consistently been on the Dean’s List. Last summer, Joy interned as an environmental consultant for Rinauro Consulting. She worked with national waste and recycling companies to help secure bids on various contracts. Currently, she is interning at KING 5 as the Communications Relations Intern. She helps manage KING 5’s outreach in the community by communicating with non-profit partners. This fall, Joy will be studying a semester abroad at the University of Sussex in the U.K. Following graduation she hopes to pursue a career in broadcast communications or media relations and public outreach. 

Ms. Alexis Court
Alexis is a junior majoring in Communication (3.95 GPA) and Law, Societies, and Justice (3.88 GPA). She plans to attend law school in the future, and she is interested in specializing in international law, sports law, or civil rights law. Alexis is dedicated to her studies, which is shown by her selection for the UW Dean’s List the past 7 quarters. She is also an active member within her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Alexis currently serves as the Academic Excellence Member at Large for her sorority, and she previously served as the Song Chairman and Interim New Member Chairman. On campus, Alexis is a member of the LSJ Advisory Council, as well as the Department of Recreational Sports Advisory Committee. She has worked as a Student Operations Coordinator at the IMA for the past three years. Next year, Alexis hopes to intern abroad in Italy, France, or England. She will be working at a Seattle law firm this summer in order to acquire hands-on legal experience before she travels abroad.

Ms. Madeline Epstein
While Madeline Epstein has taken classes from nearly every department at UW, she remains a proud Communications major. In addition to challenging herself academically, she has been involved with a variety of student groups and activities. To name a few, Madeline is on the Student Leadership Board at Hillel UW, is a tutor at the UW Public Speaking center, has been a Communication Research Assistant, served as a Student Senator, and played on UW women’s Lacrosse team. Her breadth of experience with campus life has developed her into a knowledgeable and well-rounded student. Her ambitious and enthusiastic involvement was recently recognized and she was presented with the “Most Inspirational Leader” Greek Award. Madeline has been awarded the Certificate of High Scholarship as well as Dean’s List every quarter at UW. She was recently initiated into the Mortar Board Honors Society. In her time off campus, Madeline enjoys teaching 3rd Grade Hebrew school, rock climbing, and journal writing.

Bob Doble Memorial Fund

Ms. Lily Katz
Lily has had a passion for writing since she was very young. In elementary school, she would tell her peers she dreamed of being a novelist. That dream transformed when she began writing for her college newspaper, The Daily of the University of Washington. Lily is now pursuing a degree in journalism, and has been a reporter, writer, and features editor for The Daily. She has also interned at GeekWire, and is currently interning at The Seattle Times, where she selects and edits letters to the editor. Both of Lily’s parents worked at The Seattle Times for many years, and have hugely influenced her decision to pursue journalism. As she often says, journalism is in her blood. Lily is still unsure of what she wants to do after college, but hopes that she can write to make a difference in the world.

Max & Monica Holsinger Scholarship

Ms. Jillian Stampher
Jillian is a UW junior majoring in Journalism. Currently, she works at the NBC Universal owned breakingnews.com in addition to teaching a class for prospective reporters at the UW student newspaper The Daily. Last quarter, Jillian participated in the department’s Olympia Program, covering higher education in the state legislature. She also worked as The Daily’s news editor for three quarters. She plans to continue to work with the Breaking News team through the summer, and hopes to intern in the digital news sections of local papers over the next year.

Kevin Ellis Endowed Scholarship

Ms. Shanna Larson
Shanna Larson (22) is a Junior and is double-majoring in Communications and International Studies. After graduating high school (2009), Shanna spent six months volunteering with NGOs around the world. She traveled to three continents during this time, participating in combating human trafficking, teaching English to HIV+ orphans, and studying cultural interactions. Shanna has worked for a number of different NGOs in six countries. She completed her AA degree at Edmonds Community College in 2012 and then transferred to the UW. Some of her awards include the Dean’s List for five quarters at EdCC, the Dean’s List at UW Summer-Fall 2013, and she is currently a member of the Golden Keys International Honors Society. Shanna is traveling to Uganda and Tanzania in September 2013 to use her interest in ethical photojournalism to promote a NGO that provides education to underprivileged orphans. Shanna currently works for DF/Net Research as a data coordinator for clinical trials.

 

Ms. Alex Hur
Alex is a bilingual and bicultural immigrant from Korea majoring in Communications minors in Diversity. Currently, she is the President of ABSA (Asian Business Student Association) and Facilitator at FIUTS (Foundation of International Understanding Through Students). Being involved in these organizations has given Alex the opportunity to work with diverse group of people, to study different cultures, and to appreciate the global community she lives in. One of the most grateful experiences Alex has had was her internship at the Korean Consulate in Seattle. As a Command Post Assistant for Korean Presidential Security Service, she functioned as a bridge between Korean and American culture by interpreting for agents and professionals. In the end, she got to shake hands with the former South Korean President, Lee. She has received Certificate of Annual Dean’s List and won scholarships in the past from William A. Gallacci, Korea University Alumni Association, and Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Jane and Reid Roller Scholarship in Communication

Ms. Kathryn Sharrard
Kathryn Sharrard (Kate) is a native Oregonian and a Junior at the University of Washington. She is double majoring in Communication and Political Science however, she is primarily interested in the advertising and marketing field. She is particularly interested in how social media functions to affect how mass media communication is disbursed and utilized by social groups, societies, and political movements; especially those in the middle-east and its Arab Spring movements. In her free time Kate works as a writer for a site that helps those interested in new hobbies and crafts develop new skills and as a Nanny, taking care of 3 beautiful girls after school in order to supplement her income. Kate hopes to spend part of her senior year interning at a local start-up or political action committee, therefore gaining more experience in marketing and advertising and becoming further educated in the realities of that industry.

Dan Warner / Bob Wiley Memorial Scholarship

Ms. Emilee Goo
Emilee is a junior double majoring in communications and interdisciplinary visual arts. She enjoys blogging, traveling to foreign places and drawing from those experiences in creating visual art. To gain experience in public relations and advertising, she has worked at Nectar Communications, a boutique agency in San Francisco as the public relations intern. She will be joining the Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners this summer as their creative services intern. Recently, Emilee served as the creative director for the second annual TEDxUofW, where she designed the aesthetic layout of the conference. In the fall, Emilee will be studying abroad in Rome focusing on studio arts. After graduating, Emilee hopes to work in public relations, advertising or marketing and possibly a focus in the fashion industry.

Mr. Peter Wallace
Peter is a junior majoring in communications and pursuing his sales certificate from the Foster School of Business here at UW. Peter has held multiple marketing internships throughout his collegiate career including positions at UBS Financial Services and UQ Marketing. Peter will be heading to New York City for a 10-week internship with the media agency Universal McCann (formerly McCann Erickson) this summer. Peter was also on the Communications program that studied in Rome, Italy this past winter quarter. After graduation, Peter hopes to work in advertising and marketing and is thinking about applying to graduate school.

Ruddick C. and Cherry Lawrence Endowed Scholarship

Mr. Johnson Chao
Johnson is a junior majoring in communications and minoring in Chinese. He has been on the University of Washington Dean’s List since spring quarter of his freshman year. He is involved with Hawaii Club and Earth Club and participates in various intramurals. Over the past two years, he has done work study as a tutor at Greenlake Elementary School. He hopes to use his Chinese speaking skills alongside his communications background to improve the way Asian-Americans are portrayed through the media. He has also received an Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM) scholarship his freshman year and an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) scholarship for next year.

Ms. Lucy Chen
Lucy Chen is a junior studying Communication and Early Childhood and Family Studies. She took COM 201 class with Professor David Domke and fell in love with this subject. While both being passionate about Education and Communication, she works on interpersonal communication and mass media. She volunteered at Beacon Hill International School in bilingual immersion class. She was also a Freshman Interest Group Leader who taught weekly seminars to freshmen at UW. She was named on the Dean’s list every quarter except one. Last summer, Lucy went to study abroad in Italy and Spain and learned more about multi-cultural communication and language. Currently, she works as a Public Relations Officer at Teacher for China- UW Chapter, is a Jumpstart corps member and is an active member in Chinese Radio Seattle. Her Immediate goal is getting an internship related to mass media during the summer. And her long-term goal is combining knowledge in the Communication and Education fields to benefit children.

Ms. Timea Talabar
Timea Talaber grew up in Olympia, WA and graduated from Northwest Christian High School in Lacey, WA. During her time in high school, she participated in an internship at Thurston Community Television, and as part of her time there, directed, produced, and edited a short documentary about the life of youth in Hungary, which aired on local TV in the summer of 2009. Her first two years of college were spent at Saint Martin’s University. However, after studying English for two years, she decided that her interests lie in Communications, and therefore, she transferred to the University of Washington this last autumn. She also recently became a member of Golden Key UW Chapter. Timea’s parents were born in Hungary, and she is a first generation-born American, speaking both English and Hungarian. In the future, she hopes to attend film school in Hungary and attain a Master’s in Film Production, aspiring to be an influential film director, principally producing fantasy and adventure films.

Robert L. Patterson Scholarship

Troy William Bonnes
Troy is a junior majoring in Communication. A true American nomad, Troy has lived in over two dozen cities around this great nation scattered throughout numerous states and regions. He has also been working with children of all ages in various settings for over a decade, most recently as a preschool teacher. After transferring from Seattle Central Community College, Troy has been on the Dean’s List every quarter at UW. Troy wants to use our democratic process to help place more emphasis on the importance of quality early childhood education and to that end he is currently honing his political skills as a Fellow with the Institute for a Democratic Future. Troy can also be found playing guitar, behind the lens of his cameras, and playing basketball. After graduation, Troy hopes to work for either a progressive candidate or cause and help to reinstill some much-needed faith in our political process, and to have some fun while doing it.

John Impola Endowment for Journalism Education

Ms. Tori Hartman
Tori is a Junior majoring in Journalism and minoring in International Studies. She is currently studying abroad in Vienna, Austria this quarter. At the UW, Tori has maintained her position on the Dean’s List, and she is the Director of Public Relations for her sorority, Alpha Phi. She recently helped re-design their webpage and connect with new social media outlets. After graduation next spring, Tori plans to start a career in Public Relations or Marketing, ideally with an international non-profit in Seattle.

Flip Wilson Scholarship

Janelle Jolly

John and Harriet Reid Memorial Scholarship

Ms. Devon Geary
Devon is a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in Spanish. Her addiction to writing was spurred after she joined her high school newspaper sophomore year. Summers, Devon attended camps in Boston and Washington D.C. to represent young Washington journalists. Currently, she is a staff reporter for the University of Washington Daily. Through the UW – Devon has studied abroad in Granada, Spain and Cusco, Peru- and in a perfect world she would combine travel with written or broadcast journalism. Last quarter she interned for TVW — Washington’s version of CSPAN — interviewing, writing packages and getting on-air experience for the station’s series, “The Impact”. This summer, she will intern for the Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh. One day Devon hopes to write, shoot photos and create documentaries for Smithsonian or National Geographic. But if that doesn’t work out, she will gladly settle for lion tamer.

Marty Wilson Scholarship

Ms. Kaylan Lovrovich
Kaylan is a Junior in credits who transferred to UW in the fall after earning an Associate’s Degree of Arts and Sciences in Tacoma. She is majoring in Journalism while also earning a Sales Certificate through the Foster School of Business. She hopes to have a career in news broadcasting in the future, and is particularly interested in investigative reporting. She recently joined the UW Daily newspaper as well as the Double Shot, the section of the Daily that produces video. During her time at UW, Kaylan has maintained a high GPA with Deans List recognition each quarter. She looks forward to more experience and internship opportunities while continuing her education at UW.