The Nebraska Broadcasters Association awarded four $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The scholarships were announced at the NBA fall convention in August. The scholarships were given to Megan Mandel, Mitch Mattern, Camila Orti and Johnnie Adcox during a luncheon in September.
Megan Mandel, of Omaha, is a senior majoring in broadcasting and advertising and public relations. Mandel is a communications and marketing intern with the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and a copy editor at the Daily Nebraskan. This past summer Mandel was a marketing intern at the Cox Classic golf tournament held in Omaha. In summer 2010 she was an intern for The Reader, also in Omaha. She is a member of Cather Circle, Scarlet Guard and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Mitch Mattern is a junior broadcasting production major from Norfolk, Neb. Mattern is currently a news intern with Nebraska Educational Telecommunications and a Daily Nebraskan videographer. He produces a sports radio show called "Upon Further Review" for 90.30 KRNU. Mattern spent this past summer as a video production intern with the South Bend, Ind., Silver Hawks, a minor leaguer baseball team.
Camila Orti, who was born in Stoneybrook, N.Y., and grew up in Lincoln, is majoring in broadcast journalism. She participated in the Digital Media India trip this past summer and is an ambassador for the UNL Diversity Enhancement Team. She is a member of the women's club soccer team.
Johnnie Adcox is a senior broadcasting journalism major from Lincoln. Adcox is currently a news intern with Nebraska Educational Telecommunications. He traveled to Moscow and Sochi, Russia, in May 2011 to investigate new media and Russian preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Adcox has co-hosted a weekly radio show called "Heresy" for 90.3 KRNU. In summer 2010 he produced videos and reported for the Special Olympics Nebraska Games.
The Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation Scholarships are awarded annually to assist students enrolled in broadcasting-related educational programs at four-year public or private colleges and universities. The Nebraska Broadcasters Association was formed in 1934 with the purposes of advancing the best interests of the free, local, over-the-air, full service radio and television broadcast industry in the State of Nebraska.