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2004-2005 Scholarship Recipients

William C. Bochman Memorial Scholarship
Established by the family of William C. Bochman, a South Carolina broadcaster and former president of the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association. Awarded to students majoring in broadcasting.
Recipients: Sarah Chakales, Stephanie Day, Lia Docherty, Jason Ellis, Laura Frawley, Anna Lake, Crystal Metts, Erin Zanders

Deanna K. Boland Memorial Scholarship
Established by family and friends of Deanna Boland upon her accidental death in 1990. Ms. Boland was a 1985 broadcast journalism graduate from Easley, South Carolina.
Recipient: Victoria Jones

George A. Buchanan Scholarship
Honors a distinguished former newspaper editor and former dean of the School of Journalism (1955-65). Awarded to an outstanding student in the Electronic and Print Sequence.
Recipients: Maria Charles, Jamie Downs, Shana Till

Budweiser of Columbia, Inc. Scholarship
Established to assist advertising and public relations majors from South Carolina who have demonstrated excellent written and verbal skills, and are planning careers principally in business.
Recipients: Jenny Benson, Deidre Delay, Mary Freeman, Carrie Frondorf, Dena Gardner, Brooks Hearn, Melissa Hensley, Katherine Hughes, Paul Koska, Ashley Krieger, Jessica Manning, Sarah Price, Karen Saladyga, Kari Taylor, Megan Wiedenhaefer, Jamie Wright

Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing
Society Scholarship
Established to help identify future practitioners of public relations and marketing. Awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate based on merit.
Recipient: Kinsey Cooper

Louis Welborn Cassels Memorial Fund Scholarship
Established by family and friends of Louis W. Cassels. One of South Carolina’s most beloved and respected newspapermen, he was a senior editor for United Press International best known for his national reporting, columns, and books on religion and ethics. Awarded to an outstanding student in the Electronic and Print Journalism Sequence.
Recipients: Ashanti Huey, Kristina Laube, Bethany Nichols

John K. Cauthen Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding students from South Carolina. Established by the family of John K. Cauthen as a memorial to him. Mr. Cauthen was a distinguished South Carolinian who was active in newspapering and public relations. He was also the chairman of the South Carolina ETV Commission for many years.
Recipients:
Carrie Goodin, Kristina Laube

Charleston Post & Courier Scholarship
Established to encourage minority students to pursue education and careers in print journalism. Recipients work for the Charleston Post & Courier upon graduation.
Recipients: Sophia Rodrigeuz, Christina Smith, Tenisha Waldo

Columbia Advertising Club Albert Scroggins Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in the Advertising and Public Relations Sequence of the School. This award is named after a former dean of the School.
Recipient: Justin Bajan

Columbia Advertising Club Clyde Ellisor Scholarship
Awarded to a resident of South Carolina who is a rising senior majoring in the Advertising and Public Relations Sequence of the College. This award is named for a former president of the Columbia Advertising Club.
Recipient: Elizabeth Cobb

Lee J. Dudek Broadcast Scholarship
Established in 1990 upon Dr. Dudek’s retirement to honor his 23 years in broadcast education at the University of South Carolina. Awarded to electronic majors.
Recipients: Jonathan Hillyard, Gerald Pringle

Ben J. Grant Scholarship
Established by the late Mr. Grant, who retired in 1975, to assist students majoring in journalism/communications. Mr. Grant’s career in journalism spanned more than 43 years and included 29 years with U.S. News and World Report where he served as managing editor from 1967 to 1970.
Recipients: Kristin Chandler, Julia Knetzer

Mark Timothy Hedgecoth Scholarship
Established in memory of Tim Hedgecoth, a journalism major who was killed in an accident during his sophomore year. Awarded to a student in the Electronic and Print Sequence.
Recipient: Mary Waters

Jacobs-Daughtry Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually at the Southern Interscholastic Press Association banquet to students who have been actively involved on their high school newspaper staffs.
Recipient: Julia Sellers

Rocky D. Harwood Scholarship
Established by Rocky Harwood, a 1970 alumnus, this scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman or undergraduate student with at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to students with permanent residence in North Carolina.
Recipient: Jackie Vignos

Sig and Judy Huitt Scholarship
Established by Sig Huitt, president of Carolina Public Relations, and his wife Judy, this scholarship is awarded based on merit to an incoming student with preference given to a student in the public relations sequence.
Recipients: Kyle Bohman, Rebecca Griggs, Caitlyn McAnulty

Samuel L. Latimer, Sr. and Sallie Belle Witherspoon Latimer Scholarship
Established by the late Samuel L. Latimer, Jr. in memory of his parents. Mr. Latimer, Jr. was a highly respected former editor of The State, and a former president of the South Carolina Press Association. Awarded to outstanding students in the Electronic and Print Journalism Sequence who are residents of York or Richland County.
Recipients: Justin Chappell, Lauren Jones

Saul Lavisky Scholarship
Awarded in memory of a distinguished alumnus and public affairs professional to outstanding students in the Advertising and Public Relations Sequence.
Recipient: Anna Renninger

Jim McAllister Scholarship
The Jim McAllister Scholarship was established as a memorial by friends of Mr. McAllister to recognize his outstanding contributions to the newspaper field and to assist journalism news-editorial students from Greenville County (SC). Mr. McAllister was a popular columnist for twelve years with the Greenville News. He died in 1984.
Recipient: Marjorie Riddle

McClatchy Minority Scholarship
Established by The McClatchy Company newspapers with participation by The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.; The Island Packet in Hilton Head, S.C.; The Gazette in Beaufort, S.C.; and The Herald in Rock Hill, S.C., this scholarship/fellowship is awarded to minority students pursuing careers in print journalism.
Recipient: Natalie Netzel

J. Rion McKissick Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Carolina McKissick Dial in memory of her late husband. Mr. McKissick was a newspaper editor, dean of the School of Journalism (1927-1936) and president of the University. The McKissick scholarships are awarded to rising sophomores who have demonstrated high academic standards and a desire to take part in journalism related extracurricular activities.
Recipients: Rebekah Buffington, Stephanie Grissett, Katherine Kirkland

Mickey Rogers Broadcast Journalism Scholarship
Established in memory of Miss Mickey Rogers, a 1954 journalism graduate, this scholarship is provided for deserving students in the field of broadcasting.
Recipients: Sara Boyer, Erin Colgan, Kimberly Hanzlik, Martha Hause, Lindsey Jefferson, Julie Jones, Kristen Seibert, Kathryn Toole

Morris Midkiff Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Mr. Midkiff, a professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications from 1987-89, to recognize his achievements in and contributions to public relations and advertising as both a professional and educator. Awarded to an advertising and public relations major.
Recipients: Casey Sams, Sarah Taylor

Edmund A. Ramsaur Scholarship
Established by the family of Mr. Ramsaur, who for many years was a key executive with the Greenville News and Greenville Piedmont, and Multimedia, Inc. in Greenville, S.C. Awarded to rising juniors and/or seniors who intend to pursue careers in writing.
Recipients: Patrick Cauley, James Christian, Rachel Edwards, Kimberly Hunt, Patricia Ridgway, Jennifer Sitkowski, James Warden

Charles C. Russell Scholarship
Established in honor of Dr. Russell’s service to the public relations field as a professional and an educator. Before retiring in 1985, he was on the College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty for six years. Awarded to an outstanding student in the Advertising and Public Relations Sequence.
Recipient: Alison Shuman

Jesse A. Rutledge Scholarship
Established by the sons of Mr. Rutledge to honor their father. Mr. Rutledge was a 1929 School of Journalism graduate who was active in Sigma Delta Chi and on the Gamecock staff. Awarded to a rising sophomore majoring in news-editorial or public relations.
Recipients: Elizabeth Martin, Jason Myers

School of Journalism and Mass Communications Scholarship
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications awards this scholarship to outstanding students in all sequences.
Recipients: Laura Aboyan, April Adams, Jennifer Barclay, Melissa Beazer, Jennifer Blackwell, Kirsten Boettcher, Erin Boyd, Za’kiya Dorch, Scott Eisberg, Aaryne Elias, Rebecca Griggs, Janine Jones, Victoria Jones, Ashley Leuck, Elizabeth Martin, Jocelyn Meyer, Jessica Mullan, Erin Nelson, Kelli Parnelle, Patrick Pianezza, Gerald Pringle, Anna Renninger, Marjorie Riddle, Casey Sams, Julia Sellers, Alison Shuman, Kimberly Thomasson, Marc Valenti, Kimberly Waynick

School of Journalism and Mass Communications Faculty Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to honor retired faculty members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Recipients: April Adams, Whitney Callahan, Rebecca Dulin, Kathryn Miles

Scripps-Howard Scholarship
The Scripps-Howard Foundation awards this scholarship upon completion of a professional internship with the Anderson Independent-Mail.
Recipient: Justin Chappell

Albert T. and Lilla W. Scroggins Scholarship
Named for a former dean of the College and his wife. Awarded to outstanding students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Recipients: Kerri Brown, Cathleen Fratter, Katharine Gambrell, Marcelle Miller, Kayla Owens, Karin Schmidt

Paul D. Seabrook Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an advertising major who lives in the Third District of the American Advertising Federation. The District encompasses South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
Recipients: Jessica Mullan, Laura Stribling

Wayne Seal Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in broadcasting in memory of Mr. Seal, recognizing his public and professional service to the government and the media of South Carolina.
Recipient: Ashanti Huey

Kathryn and Louis Sossamon
Established by the Sossamons, who own and publish the Gaffney Ledger, this scholarship is awarded to a journalism school student who graduated from a Cherokee County high school.
Recipient: Lauren Everidge

South Carolina Cable Television Scholarship
This four-year scholarship is awarded to students from South Carolina majoring in journalism and mass communications. The scholarship funds are provided by the South Carolina Cable Television Foundation.
Recipients: Blake Clancy, Allison Matthews, George Stevens

South Carolina Public Relations Society of America Scholarship
Awarded to a student in good standing who is a member of SCPRSSA and is involved in community activities.
Recipient: Erin Nelson

The State-Record Company Journalism Endowment Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding news-editorial students.
Recipients: Ashley Christopher, Jessica Clanton, Erin Cline, Stephen Demedis, Jamie Downs, Erica Drakeford, William Frierson

Frank Sutherland Scholarship
Mr. Sutherland established this scholarship in 1990 for University of South Carolina Journalism majors after visiting the campus as the featured speaker at the USC student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists banquet. He is currently editor of The Tennessean in Nashville.
Recipient: Aaryne Elias

Rick Temple Scholarship
Established in honor of a Master of Mass Communications graduate in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Mr. Temple is presently a South Carolina journalist.
Recipients: Justin Bajan, John Bowers, Erin Boyd, Judith Brammertz, Tyler Jeffrey, Catherine Williams

National Motorsport Press Association Joseph Whitlock Memorial Scholarship
Established by the family and friends of Joseph Whitlock, a noted sports writer and graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Recipients: Jennifer Barclay, Adam Beam, Shawn Rourk

Micheal Witkoski Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student in the Advertising and Public Relations Sequence in memory of faculty member Dr. Michael Witkoski
Recipient: Jaclyn Riley

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