Mass Communication Scholarships and Awards

To see what scholarships are currently available and to begin the application process, please visit the College of Liberal Arts’ scholarship page.

2013-2014 Scholarship and Award Winners

  • Mass Communication Scholarships
    • Frank Finney Scholars Scholarship – Jerrah Conley
    • Barbara Norman Scholarship – Kimberly Wheeler
    • Jack Deskin Professional Media Scholarship – Melissa Neel
    • Pauline & Wendell Simmons Scholarship – Alyson Acklin
    • Woody Gaddis Photography Scholarship – Katerina Vasquez
    • Reba Collins Scholarship – Queila Omena
    • Daniel Smith Scholarship – Alyssa Ramsey & Kelsey Maddoux
    • Joe Hight Scholarship – Shaun Hail 
    • Stan Hoig Scholarship – Stephen Smith
    • Stanley Case Scholarship – Isaac Arredondo
  • Academic Award Winners
    • Outstanding News Editorial – Stevie Armstrong
    • Outstanding Broadcast Production – Greg Chedester
    • Outstanding Photography Student – Lacie Gassett
    • Outstanding Broadcast News Award – Tonico Figueroa
    • Outstanding Interpersonal Communication Student Award – Jerrah Conley
    • Top Research Paper for LA Symposium – Marcia Simpson
    • Jill Kelsey Outstanding PR Student – Zachary Roth
    • Milton R. Reynolds Most Professionally Advanced Student – Sarah Neese
    • Robert J. Illidge Outstanding Advertising Student – Tanner Yeomans
    • Outstanding Organizational Communication Student Award – Rachel Owens
    • Outstanding Service to the Vista Award – Sarah Neese
    • Outstanding Media Studies Student Award - Joshua Wallace
    • Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar Award - Kimberly Wheeler
  • Professional Media Awards
    • Video Documentary Award – Melissa Neel
    • Creative Audio Award – Greg Chedester
    • Radio Personality Award – Greg Chedester
    • Creative Video Award – Jeremy Davis
    • New Media Netcast Award – Mike Ipong and Aimee Reece
    • Print News Writing Award – Rachel Brocklehurst
    • Print News Feature Writing Award – Tyler Talley
    • Print News Editorial/Opinion Writing Award – Austin Litterell
    • TV Hard News Reporting Award – Meredith Marney
    • TV Feature Reporting Award – Lonneke Van Dam
    • Overall Sports Feature Award – Ryan Bullard
    • New Media Local News - Isaac Arredondo
    • Overall Investigative Reporting - Brooks Nickel
  • Photographic Arts Awards
    • Photo Essay Award – Amanda Baum
    • Portraiture Award – Taylor King
    • Editorial Fashion Photography Award – Lacie Gasset
    • Outstanding Use of Lighting Award – Kimberly Wheeler
    • Outstanding Use of Black and White Award – Austin Uron
    • Film Photography Award – Lacie Gasset
    • Photojournalism Award – Lauren Hamilton
    • Landscape/Architecture Award – Megan Frantz
    • Outstanding Editing Award – Aaron James Velasquez
    • Creative Photography Award – Taylor Whitehurst

2012-2013 Scholarship and Award Winners

  • Mass Communication Scholarships
    • Frank Finney Scholarship – Jerrah Conley
    • Barbara Norman Scholarship – Maryam Kari
    • Jack Deskin Broadcasting Scholarship – Veronique Parker
    • Pauline & Wendell Simmons Scholarship – Lacie Gassett
    • Woody Gaddis Photography Scholarship – Kimberly Wheeler
    • Gean B. Atkinson Scholarship – Caleb Everett
    • Reba Collins Scholarship – Sylvette Olmeda
    • Daniel Smith Scholarship – Lacie Gassett and Ashley Riddle
    • Joe Hight Scholarship – Monica Johnson 
    • Stan Hoig Scholarship – Kimberly Wheeler
    • Stanley Case Scholarship – Melissa Neel
  • Academic Award Winners
    • Outstanding News Editorial – Bryan Trude
    • Outstanding Broadcast Production – Zac Haigh
    • Outstanding Photography Student – Kenzie Heidelberg
    • Outstanding Broadcast News Award – Chloe Farmer
    • Outstanding Interpersonal Communication Student Award – Nicole Sutton
    • Top Research Paper for LA Symposium – Nicole Sutton
    • Jill Kelsey Outstanding PR Student – Maryam Kari
    • Milton R. Reynolds Most Professionally Advanced Student – Garett Fisbeck
    • Robert J. Illidge – Caleb Everett
    • Outstanding Organizational Communication Student Award – Danielle Hernandez
    • Outstanding Service to the Vista Award – Josh Hutton
  • Professional Media Awards
    • Short Narrative Award – Ken Pletz
    • Video Documentary Award – Bailey Woolum
    • Creative Audio Award – Greg Chedester
    • Radio Personality Award – Greg Chedester
    • Creative Video Award – Heather Dillingham
    • Netcast Award – Rebecca Parks
    • Sports Event Award – Chris Brannick
    • News Writing Award – Alexandra Cifuentes
    • Feature Writing Award – Adam Holt
    • Editorial/Opinion Writing Award – Adam Holt
    • Hard News Reporting Award – Patty Shaw
    • Feature Reporting Award – Rebecca Parks
    • Sports Reporting Award – Cole Poland
  • Photographic Arts Awards
    • Photo Essay Award – Kenzie Heidelberg
    • Portraiture Award – Howie Mapson
    • Editorial Fashion Photography Award – Elizabeth Torres
    • Outstanding Use of Lighting Award – Alyssa Humphreys
    • Outstanding Use of Black and White Award – Alexandra Dugan
    • Film Photography Award – Kurt Nagy
    • Photojournalism Award – Garett Fisbeck
    • Landscape/Architecture Award – Matthew Duea
    • Outstanding Editing Award – Valerie Sebestyen
    • Creative Photography Award – Alex Meek