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Celebrate Mayborn

April 15, 2021
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Welcome to our 11th annual Celebrate Mayborn Awards and Scholarship Gala! This year's program, themed "Back to the Future," is a celebration of our 75 years of history teaching journalism at UNT and a look ahead to the exciting years to come.

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Scholarship Recipients

Name Award Name
Carli Pritchard Fall 2020 Outstanding Student in Advertising
Gavin Dunaway Fall 2020 Outstanding Student in Broadcast & Digital
Zachary Cottam Fall 2020 Outstanding Student in Digital & Print
Fiona Scoggin Fall 2020 Outstanding Student in Photojournalism
Kassidy Sebastian Fall 2020 Outstanding Student in Public Relations
Madison Poteet Fall 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student
Jessica Matsumori Spring 2021 Outstanding Student in Advertising
Maryory Morales Mejia Spring 2021 Outstanding Student in Broadcast & Digital
Brooke Colombo Spring 2021 Outstanding Student in Digital & Print
Emma Saldivar Spring 2021 Outstanding Student in Photojournalism
Arnessa Blanks Spring 2021 Outstanding Student in Public Relations
Brielle Thomas Spring 2021 Outstanding Graduate Student
John Fields North Texas Daily Reporter of the Year
Brooke Dearing Jack B. Tinsley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Caitlyn Perrin Jack B. Tinsley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Andrea Valdez Jack B. Tinsley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Coreyon Chester The Eric Nadel Excellence in Sports Broadcasting
Ileana Garnand Dave T. Lane/Belo
Sarah Stevens Dave T. Lane/Belo
Hunter Miller The MSOJ SWOOP
Marina Traylor The Paul Recer
Corey Iles Dr. James L. Rogers Public Relations
Briana Lao The Roy Busby Endowed Journalism
Jacob Wells The Roy Busby Endowed Journalism
MaKenzie Givan Mayborn Freshman and Transfer Student Endowed
Heather Nixon Mayborn Freshman and Transfer Student Endowed
April Pierdant Mayborn Freshman and Transfer Student Endowed
Azul Sordo Mayborn Freshman and Transfer Student Endowed
Tiffany Baker The Dorothy Bland First Generation Journalism
Kiera Gerner MSOJ Advertising Scholarship
Leah Norman MSOJ Advertising Scholarship
Kevin Diaz The Barbara Colegrove Journalism
Sophia Ingram The Barbara Colegrove Journalism
Darreck Kirby The Barbara Colegrove Journalism
Mariela Pena The Barbara Colegrove Journalism
Kennedy Pitts The Barbara Colegrove Journalism
Christina Soto The Barbara Colegrove Journalism
Lexie Whitworth The Barbara Colegrove Journalism
Taylor Hass The Riley Cross Endowed
Melissa Morse The Charles and Madge Dameron
Adrianna Barrera The Junetta Davis Memorial
Edward Brady The Junetta Davis Memorial
McKensi Bryce The Junetta Davis Memorial
Alexis Castillo The Junetta Davis Memorial
Arely Contreras The Junetta Davis Memorial
Crystal Lian Cooper The Junetta Davis Memorial
Roy Jimenez The Junetta Davis Memorial
Hannah Johnson The Junetta Davis Memorial
Jordan Maddox The Junetta Davis Memorial
Michael Matthews The Junetta Davis Memorial
Laura Nunez The Junetta Davis Memorial
Christine Odwesso The Junetta Davis Memorial
Layten Praytor The Junetta Davis Memorial
Stephanie Salas-Vega The Junetta Davis Memorial
Rachael Sanders The Junetta Davis Memorial
Madison Smith The Junetta Davis Memorial
Chris Sotelo The Junetta Davis Memorial
Gabriela Almeida Joaquim DFWIMA
Kayla Callen DFWIMA
Kaitlyn Ingram The Graham Douglas Ad
Aaron Ruiz Foster Marketing Journalism
Hiba Khan The Elizabeth L. and Russell F. Hallberg Foundation
Julissa Murrell The Diana Rae Hanson Memorial
Caroline Morse The K.M. Jeanis Memorial Public Relations
Mousham Bhattarai The Osborne and Dee Lindquist Endowed Journalism
Yaryzza Lira The Osborne and Dee Lindquist Endowed Journalism
Daisha Watkins The Paula A. McKay Memorial Fund
Reagan Mathews The Morgan Aliese Michael Memorial
Gloria Agbogla The Mayborn School of Journalism
Ismael Belkoura The Mayborn School of Journalism
Cameron Chu The Mayborn School of Journalism
Shanice Dietel The Mayborn School of Journalism
Alysia Garcia The Mayborn School of Journalism
Brett Grega The Mayborn School of Journalism
Desiree Gutierrez The Mayborn School of Journalism
Mason May The Mayborn School of Journalism
Lyndle Montgomery The Mayborn School of Journalism
Anny Hortence Mukeshimana Igihozo The Mayborn School of Journalism
Alexandra Reece The Mayborn School of Journalism
Jonathan Stewart The Mayborn School of Journalism
Amrita Sundaresan The Mayborn School of Journalism
Valerie Tonn The Mayborn School of Journalism
Ricardo Vazquez Garcia The Mayborn School of Journalism
Justine Arens The Kristi Nelson
Madison Myers The Kristi Nelson
Xavier Cooper The Charldean Newell
Maria Crane The Charldean Newell
Joanna Gasca The Charldean Newell
Jesus Gomez Chairez The Charldean Newell
Jared Hedges The Charldean Newell
Kenisha Huitt The Charldean Newell
Shania Khan The Charldean Newell
Leslie Mata The Charldean Newell
Hana Musa The Charldean Newell
Lorena Rivas The Charldean Newell
Melissa Rojas The Charldean Newell
Kiara St Clair The Charldean Newell
Corey Vallien The Charldean Newell
Garrett Stringfellow The Charldean Newell
Jazmin Wilson The Charldean Newell
Paul Witwer The Charldean Newell
Danielle Zachariah The Charldean Newell
Jacob Fuentes The Charldean Newell
Chioma Obi The Anna Gray Ricco Journalism
Yasmine Raygoza The Anna Gray Ricco Journalism
Amy Roh The William Richardson Memorial
Katey Matney The Keith Shelton
Frances Hinkle The C.E. Shuford Fund
Maya Alexander MSOJ UNT Endowed Fund
Arianna Xavier MSOJ UNT Endowed Fund
Arely Contreras NBC Universal
Inaara Dharas NBC Universal
Carlynn Greene NBC Universal
Roy Jimenez NBC Universal
Jocelyn McCray NBC Universal
Laura Nunez NBC Universal
Linoshka Rodriguez NBC Universal
Brandi Smith NBC Universal
Julissa Murrell Ernie Farr Memorial Fund
Raena Hernandez The Jim and Sue Rogers
Hope Alvarez 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Demi Rae Johnson 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Jordan Maddox 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Alexandria McCarthy 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Luisa Pinilla Lineros 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Lauren Brown 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Kriti Khicha 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Maria Lawson 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Heyli Lopez 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Karan Muns 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Vivek Paudel 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Brielle Thomas 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Brittany Vinson 2021 Kappa Tau Alpha Inductee
Madison Bellinghausen AAF Member
Blake Boehle AAF Member
Lauren Brown AAF Member
William Hanus AAF Member
Jessica Matsumori AAF Member
Jaython Overstreet AAF Member
Talia Snow AAF Member
Jacquelyn Winkler AAF Member

Mayborn Scholars

Name Award Name
Elise Adkins Mayborn Graduate
Simone Carter Mayborn Graduate
Greta Diaz Mayborn Graduate
Amber Gaudet Mayborn Graduate
Ian Kayanja Mayborn Graduate
Tiffany Martinez Mayborn Graduate
Karan Muns Mayborn Graduate
Daijah Peterson Mayborn Graduate
Kate Pezzulli Mayborn Graduate
Talia Snow Mayborn Graduate
Deken Taylor Mayborn Graduate

Congratulations to our 2021 Mayborn School Scholarship Winners

Mayborn students - both undergraduate and graduate - continue to excel in all areas of Journalism - Broadcast, Print/Digital, Public Relations, Advertising and Photojournalism.

We're pleased to announce the following scholarship winners. Please join us in celebrating their successes!

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How can you help support the Mayborn School?

Give now to help our students continue to achieve excellence in Journalism. For information on how you can contribute a one-time gift or establish your own endowed scholarship, please visit our Support the Mayborn page.

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