Carole Simpson Scholarship winner

February 3, 2016 01:30

Carole Simpson is a former member of the Radio Television Digital News Foundation Board of Trustees. She established the Carole Simpson Scholarship to encourage and help minority students overcome hurdles along their career path. Carole Simpson Scholarship winners are working as reporters, producers and anchors in television and radio stations across the country.

2015 Carole Simpson Scholarship Winner- Ruben Garcia, University of Oregon
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Ruben Garcia Jr. is a senior pursing degrees in journalism and advertising at the University of Oregon. Garcia possesses a multitude of skills and considers himself a jack of all trades. Although writing and reporting are his main fortes, he is also passionate about film production, fashion, and literature. Garcia has interned for ABC-affiliate KEZI 9 News and TrackTown USA. His work has been published in BBC, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and the Register Guard. After graduation Garcia hopes to work as a multimedia producer in Chicago or Los Angeles.
“I would like to thank Carole Simpson and the Radio Television Digital News Foundation for awarding me this scholarship. I am honored to be in the same company as Simpson and the other scholarship winners. Throughout my entire life, I’ve experienced many hardships, but knowing that people believe in me reassures me that I am capable of accomplishing my dreams. Carole Simpson paved the way for minorities in this industry. I hope to follow in her footsteps and set an example for future generations.”

Upon announcing the award, Carole Simpson said, "It is my sincere pleasure to award my scholarship to Ruben Garcia. He is a remarkable student who overcame a number of personal obstacles to pursue his dream of becoming 'a voice for the voiceless.'"

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