Southeastern student honored by New Orleans Press Club
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER- Southeastern Louisiana University student Maria Goddard of New Orleans was named one of two college winners of a $2,500 scholarship presented by the Press Club of New Orleans. The scholarship supports students seeking a career in journalism, public relations or other mass communication fields.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University student Maria Goddard of New Orleans
has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Press Club of New Orleans.
Goddard was recognized as one of two recipients at the Press Club’s annual membership meeting at Zea Rotisserie & Grill on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. The Press Club awards the annual scholarship to support students pursuing a career in journalism, public relations or other mass communication fields.
Goddard is a communication major studying public relations and electronic media at Southeastern. She has worked for “The Lion’s Roar” student newspaper, KSLU radio station and the Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational access television station on Charter Communications.
“I am so grateful to be a recipient of this award,” Goddard said. “God has truly blessed me through the generosity of the Press Club of New Orleans. Their support will help me move forward in this field.”
Goddard is a community service director with the Southeastern campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. She aspires to help nonprofits promote their work with underprivileged youth.
Goddard is currently a television news anchor, producer and reporter for the Southeastern Channel’s national award-winning newscast, “Northshore News.”
“At the Southeastern Channel they are training me to have what it takes to succeed in television,” she added. “I enjoy working with other students and colleagues who have the same passion as I do. We work diligently to deliver quality news to our viewers.”