6 UNL students awarded Omaha Press Club Foundation scholarships

Released on 04/23/2013, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., April 23rd, 2013 —

            Six students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications will share in $12,500 in scholarships for 2013-14 that were awarded by the Omaha Press Club Foundation on April 19.

            Robby Korth, who was sports editor at the Daily Nebraskan and is a fellow in the Omaha World-Herald's journalism fellowship program, won the $3,000 Jim Denney Good News Scholarship. The award honors the memory of Denney, a long-time Omaha World-Herald reporter known for colorful feature stories. Korth demonstrated an aptitude for feature writing in pieces he submitted for the Denney competition. Korth is the son of Ken and Debbie Korth of Fayetteville, Ark.

            Advertising student Julia Benson was selected for the $1,500 Paul N. Williams Scholarship. Daughter of James and Yvonne Benson of East Rochester, N.Y., Benson is interning in the marketing department at the Sheldon Museum of Art at UNL, where she is marketing vice president on the student advisory board. She also volunteers with Autism Speaks, an advocacy group.

            Jessica Jensen, an advertising and public relations student, will be awarded the  $1,500 Panko-Roberts/President’s Memorial Scholarship. Jensen, daughter of Dave and Jane Jensen of Springfield, has interned with the Omaha Storm Chasers and United Way of Lincoln and is president of the UNL chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

            Broadcasting student Thomas "T.J." Henning was picked for the $1,500 Stan Bond Scholarship. Son of Ray and Marcia Henning of Roca, he interned in the sports department at Channel 8 KLKN Eyewitness News and has done play-by-play and color commentary for Husker Sports on KRNU, the college station, as well as BigTenNetwork.com.

            Jenna Jaynes, a broadcasting student, was awarded a $2,500 John F. Davis Scholarship. Jaynes, daughter of Dennis and Patricia Jaynes of Bartlett, Ill., interned at WBBM-TV (CBS Chicago), WRMN 1410 and Batavia (Ill.) Access Television and has worked as an assistant producer on a Native Daughters documentary at the college.

            Jacquelyn "Jacy" Marmaduke, a journalism major, was named for a $2,500 John F. Davis Scholarship. Daughter of Ben and Rebecca Marmaduke of Carrollton, Texas, she interned on the breaking news desk of the Dallas Morning News and the Grand Island Independent. She is news assignment editor at the Daily Nebraskan.

            Ten students from Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Omaha also shared in the foundation scholarships. In all, the OPC Foundation awarded $31,500 in scholarships.

Writer: Marilyn Hahn