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NMSU students receive scholarships from Albuquerque Journal

Four New Mexico State University students have been awarded scholarships from the Albuquerque Journal.


apman, Argen Duncan, Shari Vialpando and Meagan Weadock were recognized as promising journalism students in the Journal's annual spring scholarship competition.

Chapman, an Albuquerque native, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. This is the fourth year she has been awarded an Albuquerque Journal scholarship. A junior, she is majoring in journalism and mass communications with an emphasis in news editorial. She is the managing editor of "The Merge," an online, biweekly publication based out of NMSU's Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is the daughter of Joe and Nancy Chapman of Albuquerque.

Duncan, a native of Artesia, received a $2,000 scholarship. Duncan is a junior majoring in agricultural and extension education with an option in agricultural communications and minoring in journalism and mass communications. Her parents are Keith and Marianna Duncan of Artesia.

Vialpando was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. A senior from Santa Fe, she is majoring in journalism and mass communications with an emphasis on photojournalism. She has also received a $500 scholarship from the New Mexico Press Women Association.

Vialpando is vice president of the Photojournalism Club and recently returned from the 13th Annual Collegiate Sports Journalism Seminar in Louisville, Ky. She is the daughter of Greg and Margaret Vialpando of Santa Fe.

Weadock, a Deming native, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. She is a junior majoring in journalism and mass communications with an emphasis on news editorial. She is the daughter of John and Peggy Weadock of Deming.