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NMSU journalism students win scholarships

Three New Mexico State University journalism students have been awarded Helen M. Pepperday Publishers' Scholarships totaling $3,500 from the Journal Publishing Company.

The students are: Meesha Smith, a junior from Cloudcroft, N.M., with a $1,500 award; Leslie Combs, a sophomore from Albuquerque with a $1,000 award; and Jaelyn Leary, a junior from Albuquerque with a $1,000 award. Combs and Leary are repeat winners of the scholarship, this being the third award for Leary and the second for Combs.

The scholarships will be presented at a luncheon hosted by the Journal Publishing Company Sept. 22 in Albuquerque. For more information contact Frank Thayer, NMSU journalism acting department head, at (505) 646-1034.

Chris J. Minnick
Sept. 15, 2000