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Past Scholarship Winners

2019-2020

Abe Voron Scholarships – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee

Riley Friesner, Goshen College Zach St. Clair, Kansas State University Rebecca Stambaugh, Western Illinois University

John Bayliss Award – Sponsored by the John Bayliss Foundation

Jackson Kizer, Ball State University

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship – Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC

Othello Richards, Texas Technological University

Library of American Broadcasting Scholarships

Kelsey Bruce, University of Alabama

BEA Founders Scholarships – Sponsored by BEA

Jordan Good, Aims Community College Amy Frye, Ball State University

Richard Eaton Foundation Scholarship – Sponsored by the Richard Eaton Foundation

Lucas Sigaud, Syracuse University

Peter B. Orlik Scholarship – Sponsored by BEA

Seena Greiwe, Ball State University

PILOT Media Technology and Innovation Scholarships – Sponsored by PILOT, An NAB Initiative

Rebecca Berth, Minnesota State University Moorhead Kelsey Bruce, University of Alabama Seena Greiwe, Ball State University Fiona Jackline Kemigisa, New York University Louvins Pierre, University of Connecticut Mario Rios, New York University Emily Rosato, Ithaca College Tonia Vu, University of Texas at Arlington Randy Woods, Florida State University

2018-2019

Abe Voron Scholarships – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee Ashley Antonini, Illinois State University Brian James, Illinois State University Walker Polivka, West Liberty University John Bayliss Award – Sponsored by the John Bayliss Foundation Kaitlyn Mayer, Illinois State University Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship – Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC Adam Widener, Asbury University BEA Founders Scholarships – Sponsored by BEA Sophia Babb, Oklahoma City University Jordan Winter, University of Kansas Richard Eaton Foundation Scholarship – Sponsored by the Richard Eaton Foundation Laurel Biddy, University of Florida Peter B. Orlik Scholarship – Sponsored by BEA Carson Mason, University of South Carolina   

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 Janelle Benham, Ball State University BEA Founders Scholarships – Sponsored by BEA Sara Girard, University of Florida 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 Oregon Walter Patterson Scholarships Robert Puppione, University of Alabama 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/Brockport Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship Lindsay Watts, University of Southern California Alexander Tanger Scholarship Karen Hopkins, Ohio University Philo Farnsworth Scholarship Zachariah Linton, Azusa Pacific University Helen Sioussat/Fay Wells Scholarships Ana Jackson, University of Georgia Amanda Emery, University of Wisconsin/Oshkosh 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