FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (1/05)
Shreveport Journalism Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students from Centenary College, LSUS
SHREVEPORT, LA — The Shreveport Journalism Foundation awarded its two annual scholarships for 2004-05 to students from Centenary College and Louisiana State University in Shreveport. The scholarships are named in memory of two well-known Shreveport journalists, Orland Dodson and Kerry Garland.
Kelsey Bellamy Johnson, a Centenary senior formerly from Golden, Texas, received the Kerry Garland Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 award goes to a college junior or senior with a major in journalism, communications or public relations who has demonstrated outstanding academic ability, writing skill and journalistic potential.
Johnson is a communication and French double major at Centenary. A Centenary Public Relations Office intern, editor of a French book and designer of two book covers in the Centenary Heritage Language Project, Johnson is a writer for the Centenary News Service and the designer of three web sites.
Nikki Mora, a junior at LSUS, received the Orland Dodson Memorial Award. The $1,000 award goes to a college junior or senior who is majoring in journalism. The award recipient must demonstrate outstanding writing ability, academic performance and journalistic potential.
Mora, of Keithville, La., is a mass communications major at LSUS. Her journalistic activities include work as a photographer/reporter and editor-in-chief of the LSUS newspaper, the Almagest.
Past scholarship recipients of the Shreveport Journalism Foundation Scholarships
from Centenary are Amy Boltinghouse Davis, Class of 1999, and Angela Watkins,
Class of 2000.
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