Ithaca College was front and center on NBC’s “Today” on Monday, April 23. Of the 20 scholarship recipients from the New York Women in Communications Inc. (NYWICI) Foundation invited on the show, four were students from the college’s Roy H. Park School of Communications. Junior television-radio major Lexy White had the opportunity to tell “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie that the support of NYWICI has helped to propel her career forward.
The scholarships, which reflect academic excellence, financial need and a demonstrated commitment to the field of communications, are given each year to female students at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels who are committed to pursuing careers in communications.
“Women continue to face challenges in media workplaces, and so it’s crucial to mentor strong female students who can continue to be change makers in both content and culture,” said Diane Gayeski, dean of the Park School. “I’m very proud of our scholarship recipients — they are all excellent students who have taken advantage of many experiential learning opportunities on and off campus, and I know they will represent Ithaca College well.”
Junior journalism major Danielle Allentuck received the Ann Liguori Scholarship Foundation Sports Media Scholarship; junior television-radio major Katie Holzman received the Meredith Corporation Scholarship; and junior television-radio major Mirelle Tinker received the Carlozzi Family Scholarship.
White received the Alumna of Excellence Scholarship, which is reserved for students who have previously received a scholarship from NYWICI and display dedication to the organization. She received the Meredith Corporation Scholarship in 2017.