June 12, 2003
Providence Journal Awards $60,000 in Scholarships
Providence,RI -- The Providence Journal Company has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to five graduating high school seniors who are children of company employees. The scholarships will be awarded over a four-year period. The recipients are:
- Katherine Miller, daughter of G. Wayne and Alexis Miller, received thefirst-place scholarship of $20,000. Wayne is a Journal staff writer and Alexis is a section editor in the FeaturesDepartment. Katherine will be attending New York University where her studies will focus in the marketing and English disciplines as she pursues her career goal in the publishing field. She'll graduate from Burrillville High School, finishing second in her class.
- Brendan Murphy, the second-place scholarship winner of $16,000, is the son of Journal assistant managing editor Timothy S. and Nancy Murphy. After he graduates from South Kingstown High School, Brendan will attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell, College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in sound recording technology.
- Colin Murphy, also the son of Timothy S. and Nancy Murphy, received the third-place award of $12,000. Colin will be attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Engineering, in New York. While attending South Kingstown High School, Colin captained the indoor track, outdoor track and cross country track teams in his senior year.
- Alexandra Arnold, daughter of Journal Features Department Editorial Assistant Cecilia Arnold, received the fourth-place award of $8,000. Alexandra will be attending the University of Rhode Island with the goal of earning a law degree or a doctorate in clinical psychology. She is graduating from Pilgrim High School.
- Amanda McGarry, daughter of Robert and Ann McGarry, received thefifth-place award of $4,000. Robert is a department assistant in the Journal Sports Department. Amanda, who'll graduate from West Warwick High School, will attend the University of Rhode Island, majoring in music performance.
Judges for this year's scholarship competition were David G. Taggart, dean of admissions at the University of Rhode Island; Christopher Lydon, dean of enrollment management at Providence College; and Al Seitz, director of admissions at Johnson & Wales University.
About Providence Journal
The Providence Journal is a Belo Corp. subsidiary. Belo is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with more than 7,800 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 16 markets) reaching 13.7 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates six cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo publishes four daily newspapers: The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, Texas). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include 34 Web sites, several interactive alliances, and a broad range of Internet-based products.For more information, refer to the contact name/telephone number on this release. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com.