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Summer/Fall 2011 Issue

Union University Student Receives BCA Scholarship

Congratulations to Amanda Parrish, a senior communications student at Union University, who received the $1,000 student scholarship from Baptist Communicators Association for the 2011-12 academic year.

A veteran and respected BCA member, Jim Veneman, serves as an instructor to Parrish at Union University. He had this to say about this year's scholarship recipient:

In my classes she has shown that it is never enough for her to simply meet a deadline. She always approaches an assignment as a creative challenge, and sincerely enjoys attempting to produce work that will show her audiences a fresh look, a new way of seeing the everyday.

Her ability to work with a wide range of people and circumstances helps her gain amazingly fast rapport with those around her. Even in the sometimes-difficult situations that all communicators find themselves, she performs beautifully, always returning with marvelous material and new friends.

Last summer Amanda was on a small team of students that traveled to New Mexico to produce stories for the Baptist New Mexican. Her responsibilities included both writing and photography. Amanda's commitment to excellence was exhibited in every story she produced. Her ability to work within a team was exactly what was needed. The finished stories and photographs were tremendous.

There is absolutely no doubt that someday soon Amanda will be a valued member of a communications team. She will be looked upon as a go-to person when the needs are greatest, and will be the guide and leader needed by so many.

BCA members attending the 2011 workshop in Atlanta voted on the selection of Parrish to receive the scholarship. Applications are currently being received for student scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year. Deadline for this scholarship will be February 2012. For complete information, go to our scholarship program page.


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