Past Scholarship Winners

2017-2018

Abe Voron Scholarships – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee

Amanda Delong, Bowling Green State University

Adam Evans, Illinois State University

Alexis Landis, Illinois State University

John Bayliss Award – Sponsored by the John Bayliss Foundation

Victoria Richards, Texas A & M University

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship – Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC

Jenelle Benham, Ball State University

BEA Founders Scholarships – Sponsored by BEA

Tiffany Arvelo, Pikes Peak Community College

Satori Bahus-Meyer, Aims Community College

Richard Eaton Foundation Scholarship – Sponsored by the Richard Eaton Foundation

Melissa Douglas, Elon University

Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Scholarship – Sponsored by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation

Kevin Curran, University of Oklahoma

2016-2017

Abe Voron Scholarships – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee

Katherine Hancock, University of North Texas

Esther Raty, Brigham Young University

BEA Founders Scholarships – Sponsored by BEA

Faisal Rahman, Onondaga Community College/Syracuse University

Lauren Duncan, Elon University

John Bayliss Award – Sponsored by the John Bayliss Foundation

Zipporah Mondy, Arkansas State University

Richard Eaton Foundation Scholarship – Sponsored by the Richard Eaton Foundation

Macy Muirhead, University of Oklahoma

Walter Patterson Scholarships – Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters

Michael Miletich, Illinois State University

Samuel Trapp, Baldwin Wallace University

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship – Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC

Stephanie Elder, Murray State University

2015-2016

Abe Voron Scholarships – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee

Matthew Barros – University of Nebraska @ Omaha

Maureen Christensen – Illinois State University

John Bayliss Award – Sponsored by the John Bayliss Foundation

Elena Souris – Trinity University

Walter Patterson Scholarships – Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters

Conor Boyd – Illinois State University

Erin McCarthy – Illinois State University

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship – Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC

Ian Murphy – University of North Carolina

BEA Founders Scholarships – Sponsored by BEA

Aubrey Bishop – Pikes Peak Community College

Lindsey Blumell – Texas Tech University

Nielsen Company Scholarships – Sponsored by the Nielsen Company

Kirsten Pieri-May – Arkansas State University

Kathleen Serie – University of South Dakota

Jennifer Tintner – University of Florida

Jennifer Weingart – Central Michigan University

Richard Eaton Foundation Scholarship – Sponsored by the Richard Eaton Foundation

Kathryn Havrilla – Central Michigan University

2014-2015

Abe Voron Scholarship – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee

Sarah McGriff, Texas State/San Marcos

Walter Patterson Scholarships – Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters

Teisha Bagwell, Arkansas State

Kayla Rausch, Muskingum University

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship – Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC

Wade Hilligoss, University of Nebraska/Lincoln

 

Alexander Tanger Scholarship – Sponsored by Alexander M. Tanger

Chelsea Grochocki, Illinois State

 

BEA Founders Scholarship – Sponsored by BEA

Molly Grant-Leanna, Metropolitan Community College

Brett Hall, University of Maryland

 

Richard Eaton Foundation Scholarship – Sponsored by the Richard Eaton Foundation

Chris Highland, Illinois State

 

John Bayliss Award – Sponsored by the John Bayliss Foundation

Danielle Kerschhacki, Goshen College

2013-2014

Abe Voron Scholarship – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee

Payne Horning. Ball State University

Walter Patterson Scholarships – Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters

Sarah Beckman, Illinois State University

Michael Gallenberger, Valparaiso University

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship – Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC

Lauren Miller, Kent State University

Alexander Tanger Scholarship – Sponsored by Alexander M. Tanger

Cassandra Medcalf, Ithaca College

BEA Founders Scholarship – Sponsored by BEA

Marcus Harun, Quinnipiac University

Jenna Jaynes, University of Nebraska/Lincoln

Richard Eaton Foundation Scholarship – Sponsored by the Richard Eaton Foundation

Miriam Ward, SUNY/New Paltz

John Bayliss Award – Sponsored by the John Bayliss Foundation

Cade McFadden, University of Nebraska/Lincoln

2012-2013

Abe Voron Scholarship – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee

Jessamyn Amezquita, Illinois State University

Walter Patterson Scholarships – Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters

James Levulis, Syracuse University

Katie Pengra, Texas State/San Marcos

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship -Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC

Christi McGahan, Oklahoma Baptist University (for use at University of Oklahoma)

Alexander Tanger Scholarship – Sponsored by Alexander M. Tanger

Gino Canella, Temple University

BEA Two Year/Community College Scholarship – Sponsored by BEA

Westin Eehn, California State/Fullerton (formerly at Palomar College)

Tiffianie LeBlanc, Mount Wachusett Community College

Richard Eaton Foundation Scholarship – Sponsored by the Richard Eaton Foundation

Lorne Fultonberg, Syracuse University

James Gilmore Jr. Award – Sponsored by the James Gilmore Jr. Endowment

Ashley Goettl, University of Wisconsin – River FallsAshley Goettl

John Bayliss Award – Sponsored by the John Bayliss Foundation

Jonathan Freeman, University of Oklahoma

2011-2012

Abe Voron Scholarship:

Nicholas Joseph LeRose, Illinois State University

Walter Patterson Scholarships:

John Halbert, University of Miami

Sasha DeHart, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship:

Victoria Bemker, Louisiana State University

Alexander Tanger Scholarship:

Maria A. Satira, Robert Morris University

Helen Sioussat/Fay Wells Scholarships:

Brooke Susann Davis, Brigham Young University

Karlie Powell, Central Michigan University

Vision Scholarship:

Brianne Kelley, Western Kentucky University

Richard Eaton Scholarship:

Emily Creasia, University of Montana

BEA Two Year/Community College Scholarship:

Mary Santistevan, AIMS Community College

Joselin Acosta Martinez, AIMS Community College

2010-2011

Abe Voron Scholarship:

Adam Cavalier, Marshall University

Walter Patterson Scholarships:

Virginia Beauchamp, Central Michigan University

Leannda Carey, Marshall University

Harold Fellows Scholarships:

Spencer Atamanczyk, University of Utah

Nicholas Kuiper, Central Michigan University

James Patten, University of Central Missouri

Natalie Tripp, Brigham Young University

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship:

Kristine Johnson, Florida State University

Alexander Tanger Scholarship:

Drew Smith, Elon University

Helen Sioussat/Fay Wells Scholarships:

Ross Green, Illinois State University

Kathryn Morris, Ball State University

Vision Scholarship:

Patrick Rosenbaum, Temple University

BEA Two Year/Community College Scholarship:

Jessie Lopez, Aims Community College

2009-2010

Abe Voron Scholarship – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee

Adam Cavalier / Marshall University

Meagan Hachey / New England School of Communications

Alexander M. Tanger Scholarship – Sponsored by Alexander M. Tanger

Jill Irvin / DePauw University

BEA 2-Year / Community College Scholarship – Sponsored by the Broadcast Education Association

bLisa Schleef / Parkland College

Harold E. Fellows Scholarship – Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters

Susan Plungis / Ohio University

Seth Tober / Indiana University

Caitlin Mallory / University of Montana

Laura Donaldson / Ball State University

Helen J. Sioussat / Fay Wells Scholarship – Sponsored by the Broadcasters’ Foundation

Alissa Griffith / Ohio University

Aaron Jones / Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale

Vincent T. Wasilewski Scholarship – Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC

Thomas Ksiazek / Northwestern University

Walter S. Patterson Scholarship – Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters

Mallory Lyn Thompson / George Washington University

Laura Schnitker / University of Maryland

 

2008-2009

Andrew Economos Scholarship

Mallory Dumas, Piedmont College

Abe Voron Scholarship

Amanda Harris, University of Montana

Walter Patterson Scholarships

Jamie Brown, Illinois State University

Dieter Hammerstein, Ball State University

Harold Fellows Scholarships

Mairin MacDonald, Michigan State University

Micah Manalo, University of Central Oklahoma

Julie Mierzwa, Bradley University

Cara Reiter, Ball State University

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship

Ginger Loggins, University of Alabama

Alexander Tanger Scholarship

Marisa Mokodean, DePauw University

Philo Farnsworth Scholarship

Abby Feldman, Syracuse University

Helen Sioussat/Fay Wells Scholarships

J. Christian Jensen, Brigham Young University

Katie Leighton, New England School of Communications

BEA Two Year/Community College Scholarship

Iris Caffin, Palomar College

Earnest Elam, Parkland College

 

2007-2008

Andrew Economos Scholarship

Caitlan Carroll, University of Southern California

Abe Voron Scholarship

Michael Huntsberger, University of OregonÂ

Walter Patterson Scholarships

Robert Puppione, University of AlabamaÂ

Kyle Geiken, University of Kansas

Harold Fellows Scholarships

Andrew Tanielian, Southern Illinois University/Carbondale

Amy Zeleznock, Ithaca College

Ryan Coleman, University of Montana

Jason Torreano, SUNY/BrockportÂ

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship

Lindsay Watts, University of Southern California

Alexander Tanger Scholarship

Karen Hopkins, Ohio UniversityÂ

Philo Farnsworth Scholarship

Zachariah Linton, Azusa Pacific University

Helen Sioussat/Fay Wells Scholarships

Ana Jackson, University of Georgia

Amanda Emery, University of Wisconsin/OshkoshÂ

BEA Two Year/Community College Scholarship

Joanna Buckley, Onondaga Community College/Emerson CollegeÂ

 

2006-2007

Andrew Economos Scholarship

Alan Grafton, Northwest Missouri State

Abe Voron Scholarship

Lauren Williamson, University of North Texas

Walter Patterson Scholarships

Joshua Madore, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Brian Zisook, Illinois State

Harold Fellows Scholarships

Ashley Bloom, Michigan State

Andrea Garnant, Drake

Judith Stinolis, Otterbein

Andrew Van Lieshout, University of Montana

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship

Ronald Arceneaux, University of Georgia

Alexander Tanger Scholarship

Nicole Pence, Depauw

Philo Farnsworth Scholarship

Margaret McGladrey, University of Oregon

Helen Sioussat/Fay Wells Scholarships

Lisa Eddy, Cameron University

Jessica Fleming, University of Nebraska

BEA Two Year/Community College Scholarships

Julie Chapman, Community College of Southern Nevada/San Diego State

Christine Coleates, Onondaga Community College/Syracuse

 

2005-2006

Abe Voron Scholarship

Briavael O’Reilly, Ithaca College

Alexander M. Tanger Scholarship

Tina Holubecz, Arizona State University

Andrew M. Economos Scholarship

Krista Gradberg, Illinois State University

Vincent T.Wasilewski Scholarship

Amy Jo Coffey, University of Georgia

Philo T. Farnsworth Scholarship

Kailyn Reid, Drake University

Joseph and Marcia Silbergleid Scholarship

Kevin Williams, University of Georgia

Country Radio Broadcasters Scholarships

Nathan Daniel Hodges, University of Texas/Arlington

Natalia Kolnik, University of Montana

Jill Weinstein, University of Massachusetts

Two Year/Community College BEA Scholarship

Cheryl Hilton, Hillsborough Community College

Helen J. Sioussat/Fay Wells Scholarships

Erin Gibson, Southern Illinois/Carbondale

Bradley Vernatter, Otterbein College

Harold E. Fellows Scholarships

Nicholas Ferreri, Ball State University

Mitchum Lee Owen, Murray State University

Erin Hagarty, Penn State University

Allison Reames, Middle Tennessee State University

Walter S. Patterson Scholarships

Coy Lindsay, Howard University

Hallie Marshall, Southern Illinois/Carbondale

 

2004-2005

Andrew Economos Scholarship

Alexander Ovechkin, Syracuse University

Abe Voron Scholarship

Derek Smith, Baylor University

Country Radio Broadcasters Scholarships

Jeremy Beutel, Baylor University

Kristine Johnson, Texas Christian University

Jamie Justice, University of Tennessee/Knoxville

Linda Kemmer, California State University/Fullerton

Matthew Lincoln, Syracuse University

Christopher Modl, Point Loma Nazarene College

Emily Jorgensen, Central Michigan University

Todd Shepherd, Oklahoma Baptist University

Dara Walch, Illinois State University

Walter Patterson Scholarships

Lacey Blue, Stephens College

Leah Martin, Temple University

Harold Fellows Scholarships

Joshua Davis, Arizona State University

Jessica Foy, University of South Carolina

Sara Goers, Drake University

Melissa Lynn, Marquette University

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship

Siobhan Elizabeth Smith, Louisiana State University

Alexander Tanger Scholarship

Kevin Blackston, Valdosta State University

Philo Farnsworth Scholarship

Sara Godwin, University of Illinois

Neil Patterson Scholarship

Robb Wood, George Washington University

Helen Sioussat Scholarships

Adria Bradshaw, University of South Carolina

John Njagi, Southern Illinois University/Carbondale

BEA Two Year/Community College Scholarships

Christopher Trondsen, Golden West College

Danielli Weiden, Mercer Community College

 

2003-2004

THE BROADCASTERS’ FOUNDATION HELEN J. SIOUSSAT

Lisa Klinkner, University of Wisconsin/Eau Claire; Jennifer Brown, University of Nebraska/Lincoln

COUNTRY RADIO BROADCASTERS, INC

Zachary Bennett, Middle Tennessee State University

Jeanette Bond, San Diego State University;

David Ventrello, Bob Jones University;

Anca Monica Dragu, University of Illinois;

Kara McNiel, Sam Houston State University;

Evan Halkias, University of Illinois;

James Loy, Illinois State University;

Jeremy Maher, Illinois State University;

Lisa Marshall, Muskingum College;

Casey Morgan, University of Nevada/Reno;

Junvi Ola, San Diego State University;

Rouha Sadighi, Drake University;

Nicole Willaman, Ohio University

PHILO T. FARNSWORTH

Matthew Borek, Central Michigan University.

ANDREW M. ECONOMOS

Courtney Carter, Louisiana College.

HAROLD E. FELLOWS

Christopher Flickinger, Ohio University;

Tara Moncheck, Syracuse University;

Paul Owen, Ball State University;

William Trevey, Marquette University.

NEIL PATTERSON

Brent O’Connor, University of Montana

WALTER S. PATTERSON

Nicole Fetingas, Ohio University;

Patricia Millin, Morgan State University.

ALEXANDER M. TANGER

Bolton Minnick, Syracuse University;

Chadwick Oliver, University of Georgia.

TWO YEAR/COMMUNITY COLLEGE BEA AWARD

Antony Coakley, City College/Ft. Lauderdale;

Charles Guiterrez, International College of Broadcasting.

ABE VORON

Jill Kruger, University of Nebraska/Lincoln.

VINCENT T. WASILEWSKI

Johanna Cleary, University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill.

 

2002-2003

THE BROADCASTERS’ FOUNDATION HELEN J. SIOUSSAT

Kirk E. Yuhnke – Kent State University,

Lynne Thompson – Sam Houston State University

ANDREW M. ECONOMOS

Dawn Tamir, American University

HAROLD E. FELLOWS

Brianna Michelle Thompson, Columbia College, Chicago,

Jamie Kay Foster – Washburn University,

Jeremy J. Lum – San Diego State University

WALTER S. PATTERSON

Brianna Sannella-Willis – Point Loma Nazarene University,

Maddy York-Stephens – Trinity University

SHANE MEDIA

Luke Moore, Sam Houston University

ALEXANDER M. TANGER

Andanda M. McGill, University of Nebraska, Lincoln,

Ilyssa Trussel, George Washington University

BEA TWO YEAR/COMMUNITY COLLEGE AWARD

Tracy A. Boyd, Cosumnes River College,

Angela Lambros, Cosumnes River College

ABE VORON

https://www.beaweb.org/wp/?page_id=480Michael Paisner, Syracuse University

VINCENT T. WASILEWSKI

https://www.beaweb.org/wp/?page_id=480Kathryn Frances Deringer, George Washington University Law School

 

2001-2002

Abe Voron:

Dale Comer, Pacific Lutheran University

Andrew M. Economos:

Tim Munn, University of Nebraska/Lincoln

Shane Media:

Howard Chen, Syracuse University

Vincent T. Wasilewski:

Tara Kachgal, Southern Illinois University/Carbondale

Alexander M. Tanger:

Mark Garrison, University of Georgia

April Austin, Louisiana State University

Walter Patterson:

Rebecca Haas, Florida State University

Paul Creasman, Regent University

Helen J. Sioussat:

Richard Roach, Kent State University

Elizabeth Newell, Boston University

Harold E. Fellows:

Andrea Zakrzewski, Arizona State University

Jody Santiago, Syracuse University

Dorit Kleiner-Eilon, Brooklyn College

Tiffany Abell, Drake University

 

2000-2001

ABE VORON

Allyson Beutke, University of Florida

HAROLD E. FELLOWS

Vishal Mapara, Indiana University

Lauren Hargis, University of Southern Alabama

Mark Greenblatt, University of Missouri/Columbia

Mark Carlson, Southern Illinois/Carbondale

VINCENT T. WASILEWSKI

Elsa Eder, San Francisco State University

WALTER PATTERSON

Aimie Randant, Columbia College/Chicago

Eric Coleman, Central Michigan University

HELEN J. SIOUSSAT

Amy Killian, Kent State University

Maria del Carmen Badillo, Boston University

ALEXANDER M. TANGER

Elizabeth Lichtenstein, University of Colorado

Allison Grotjan, Drake University

ABE VORON

Thomas Weber, Southern Illinois, Carbondale

ANDREW M. ECONOMOS

Angie Lyn Hamilton , DePauw University

SHANE MEDIA:

$3,000, for study toward a career in radio. Sponsored by Shane Media Services, Houston, TX.

Darrell Hamlett, Sam Houston State University

 

1999-2000

ABE VORON:

Allyson Beutke, University of Florida

HAROLD E. FELLOWS

Kathryn Dolan, Marquette University

Maureen Francisco, Pacific Lutheran University

Frank Lassiter, University of Alabama

Paul Scarafone, Temple University

WALTER PATTERSON

Gregory Burks, North Central College

Michelle Santiago, Boston University

HELEN J. SIOUSSAT

Jorge Baron, Boston University

Brady Darvin, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

ALEXANDER M. TANGER:

Lynette Chua, Ohio University

Cory Klippsten, University of Missouri/Columbia

VINCENT T. WASILEWSKI:

Marietta Dalpez, California State/Fresno

JAMES LAWRENCE FLY:

Opal Bennett, New York University

SHANE MEDIA:

Leila Shunnar, San Francisco State University

 

1998-1999

BROADCAST PIONEERS

Kevin L. Essebaggers, Central Michigan University and Anna Song, Pepperdine University.

HAROLD E. FELLOWS

Shawn Call, Indiana State University; Michael S. DiGioia, Penn State University; Scott Johnson, Washington State; and, Dominic J. Massa, Loyola University.

WALTER PATTERSON:

Michelle S. Ellis, Ohio University and Yuri Obato, Southern Methodist University.

ALEXANDER M. TANGER

Kara Kristine Quillico, DePauw University and Tiffany Brooke Webber, Iowa State University.

JAMES LAWRENCE FLY

Anthony Orr, Indiana University.

SHANE MEDIA

Kristi Ann Pettis, Gustavus Adolphus College.

VINCENT T. WASILEWSKI

Tracy Sadeghian, University of Missouri, Columbia.

ABE VORON

Adam Zeitlin, Marquette University.

 

1997-1998

BROADCAST PIONEERS

Pia Marie Winters Jordan, American University and Noah Ben-Menashe, California State University, Northridge.

HAROLD E. FELLOWS

David Kurpius, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Jodi Linder, Temple University; Kimberly Lohman, University of Missouri, Columbia; and, Benjamin Tracy, Marquette University.

WALTER PATTERSON

Ching-Ching So, Pepperdine University and Laura Travers, Humboldt State University.

ALEXANDER M. TANGER

Jason DeRusha, Marquette University and Karen Mangia, Ball State University.

JAMES LAWRENCE FLY

Matt Jackson, Indiana University.

SHANE MEDIA

Olga Sezneva, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

VINCENT T. WASILEWSKI

Fuad Saglie, Jr., University of Southern California.

ABE VORON

Melissa Huset, St. Cloud State University.

 

1996-1997

Broadcast Pioneers

Lynn E. Pimentel, Emerson College

Robert Foster, California State University – Northridge

Harold E. Fellow

Jason Eric Deck, Arizona State University

Pamela Zubow Poe, The American University

Kelly Hofstadt, University of Southern California

Erik I. Muchka, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Walter Patterson

Robin Denise Mazyck, University of South Carolina

Terrel A. Rogers, Texas Southern University

Alexander M. Tanger

https://www.beaweb.org/wp/?page_id=480Kamara Noelle Sams, University of Southern California

Valentina Wilson, University of Missouri – Columbia

James Lawrence Fly

Laura Beam, John Carroll University

Shane Media

Alison Phanco, University of LaVerne

Vincent T. Wasilewski

Douglas Lee Sudhoff, University of Kansas