Exciting news from our Communications department!!!
On Saturday, Jan. 28, Maria Rodriguez traveled to Los Angeles to accept the Jerry Dunphy Memorial Scholarship from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California. The RTNA Scholarship Foundation granted three scholarships to three different aspiring journalists during the Golden Mike Awards Banquet at the Universal Hilton Hotel at Universal City.
The scholarship is for $1,500 for Maria’s demonstrated potential in going into a journalism profession. As a staff member of The Runner, Maria has led the multimedia team’s video news efforts as the multimedia editor. She has produced several quality and informative broadcast-style news videos about student life and issues at CSUB. She often produces stories in English and in Spanish to reach our bilingual audience. Due to her experience, she also served as a team leader in the Communications Department’s new broadcast class in Fall 2016.
We are all very proud of Maria and we know she will go on to having an amazing career in broadcast journalism!