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Scholarships awarded to journalism and broadcasting students

April 3, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's Department of Communications recently awarded nine scholarships to students majoring in journalism and broadcast and cable production.

The awards were made possible through a $1,000 donation from Freedom Broadcasting of Michigan Inc. and the endowed Burke Scholarship in Journalism. Students received $475 for the Burke Scholarship and $250 for the Freedom Broadcasting Award.

Communication Scholarship Recipients

Mary Badaluco, a senior from Grand Rapids, Mich., majoring in broadcast and cable production, received the Freedom Broadcasting of Michigan Inc. Award.

Larissa Chinwah, a senior from Blakehurst, Australia, majoring in journalism and broadcast and cable production, received the Burke Scholarship in Journalism.

Bridget Cole, a senior from Wixom, Mich., majoring in broadcast and cable production, received the Freedom Broadcasting of Michigan Inc. Award.

Christopher Dimick, a senior from Marysville, Mich., majoring in journalism, received the Burke Scholarship in Journalism.

Hoi Sin Lai, a senior from Hong Kong, China, majoring in journalism received the Burke Scholarship in Journalism.

Jennifer Morris, a senior from Gaylord, Mich., majoring in broadcast and cable production, received the Freedom Broadcasting of Michigan Inc. Award.

Courtney Pace, a senior from Charlevox, Mich., majoring in journalism and English, received the Burke Scholarship in Journalism.

Stephen Surine, a senior from Vicksburg, Mich., majoring in journalism, received the Burke Scholarship in Journalism.

Chad Wachtor, a junior from Wayland, Mich., majoring in broadcast and cable production, received the Freedom Broadcasting of Michigan Inc. Award.

Media contact: Matt Gerard, 269 387-8400, matthew.gerard@wmich.edu


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