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Two LSUS Mass Communication Seniors Win SJF 2016 Competitive Scholarships

November 09, 2016

The Shreveport Journalism Foundation announced today that two LSUS mass communication seniors have won both of the SJF 2016 competitive scholarships. Jessica Ingram of Bossier City was awarded the 2016 Kerry Garland Memorial Scholarship which goes to a junior or senior majoring in the field of mass communication, journalism, or public relations. Ingram, who is studying public relations, is the ninth LSUS student to earn this award since it began in 1987 and the third consecutive LSUS scholarship holder. Elles Rock, also of Bossier City, was named the 2016 recipient of the Orland Dodson scholarship for journalism. First awarded in 1991, Rock is the eighth LSUS student to be chosen for the Dodson scholarship. Both students will be honored by the Foundation at a dinner and awards ceremony on November 17. John Lee, senior vice-president and co-found of the foundation, will present each winner with a personal plaque and a $1,000 check at the conclusion of the annual meeting. Perpetual plaques will be on display in the Department of Arts and Media in Bronson Hall through the next year.

Louisiana State University Shreveport is a public university proudly serving the Shreveport-Bossier educational community with more than 20 undergraduate degree programs, a dozen master's degree programs (including the new online MBA), and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership Studies, as well as over 70 student organizations. LSUS is a member of the LSU System, and provides a number of centers and institutes that serve as valuable economic development and educational resources to the community, as well as to our students. To find out more about LSUS, call 318-797-5000, or visit

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