From BG NEWS ALUMNI SOCIETY
A current Bowling Green State University student and an incoming BGSU freshman are the first winners of the Terry Goodman Memorial Journalism Scholarship at the university.
The awards are intended for students who work at the campus newspaper, The BG News, and are sponsored by the BG News Alumni Society and presented by the Department of Journalism and Public Relations.
Winner of a $500 scholarship is Courtney Brown, a BGSU junior multiplatform journalism major from Huron, Ohio. A graduate of Norwalk High School and a transfer student from Firelands College, Brown is a reporter at The BG News and is expected to become an editor in the next academic year.
Winner of a $250 scholarship is Brionna Scebbi of Cleveland. Scebbi will enroll at BGSU next fall and plans to work at The BG News and storytelling with online platforms at the university. She is a senior at Saint Joseph Academy and is editor of the high school newspaper, The Jaguar Beat. She has been active with that newspaper all four years of high school.
The scholarship is named for Terry Goodman, a 1978 BGSU journalism graduate who was sports editor of The BG News. He went on to win 39 state and national journalism awards during a reporting career with The Chronicle Telegram in Elyria, the Sandusky Register and the Lorain Journal (later The Morning Journal) in Lorain. At the Journal, he was sports editor and then associate managing editor in charge of the daily layout and design from 1980 until his death from cancer in 1996.
The BG News Alumni Society was established in 2002 to provide alumni support for current BG News staff and raise funds in support of student scholarships.