Previous Recipients

2018

Colleen Ferguson

School: Syracuse University ’19

Area(s) of Study: Newspaper and Online Journalism, Spanish 

Hometown: Marcellus, Onondaga County, N.Y. 

2017

Taylor Watson

School: Syracuse University ’19

Area(s) of Study: Magazine Journalism

Hometown: North Utica, Oneida County, N.Y.

2016

Amari Pollard

School: Le Moyne College ’17

Area(s) of Study: Communication and Creative Writing

Hometown: Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, N.Y.

Career: Social Media Editor, The Week, New York, N.Y.

2015

Justin Mattingly

School: Syracuse University ’17

Area(s) of Study: Journalism and Political Science

Hometown: Philadelphia, Jefferson County, N.Y.

Career: Education Reporter, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, V.A.

2014

Patrick Malowski

School: SUNY Oswego ’14

Area(s) of Study: Broadcasting and Mass Communication

Hometown: Herkimer, Herkimer County, N.Y.

Career: News Anchor/Reporter WWNY-TV, Watertown, N.Y.

2013

Paul Valentino

School: Onondaga Community College ’13

Area(s) of Study: Electronic Media Communication

Hometown: Liverpool, Onondaga County, N.Y.

Career: Premiere Services Liaison, Walt Disney World Resorts, Orlando, F.L.

2012

Asa Stackel

School: SUNY Oswego ’12

Area(s) of Study: Broadcasting and Mass Communication

Hometown: Copenhagen, Lewis County, N.Y.

Career: News Anchor, WNYT-TV, Albany, N.Y.