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"I chose the multimedia program because of how many different skills it teaches. I love that I can learn graphic design, marketing, copywriting and more with this major."

Megan McKenzie '21

Point Park University's School of Communication announced the inaugural recipients of the Tatyana Dumova Multimedia Scholarship. This undergraduate scholarship was introduced in the Fall 2020 to recognize academic accomplishments of multimedia students including overcoming adversity.

Due to many qualifying submissions, two monetary awards were granted that were split between three winners:

  • Blake Beshero
  • Devon Colebank
  • Megan McKenzie

"I chose this program because of how many different skills it teaches," said Megan McKenzie, a junior multimedia major. "I love that I can learn graphic design, marketing, copywriting and more with this major." 

Professor Dumova, who did not participate in the selection process, extended her heartfelt appreciation for all the hard work that the students had put into their applications.

The B.A. in multimedia program was created in 2010 and is the largest major in the School of Communication.

Multimedia Scholarship Winners

Pictured is Blake Beshero. Submitted photo. Blake Beshero

Major: Broadcast production and media management '21
Hometown: Sharpsville, Pa.
High school: Kennedy Catholic High School
Career goals: I would like to open up my own broadcasting studio.

"Receiving this scholarship means so much to me. It brings me one step closer to opening up my own studio to help people who would like to learn how to do things in the media."

 

Pictured is Devon Colebank. Submitted photo. Devon Colebank

Major: Multimedia '21
Minor:
Public relations and advertising
Hometown: Uniontown, Pa.
High school: Albert Gallatin High School
Career goals: To be a creative director and content creator for a major entertainment business, as well as open my own media agency and restaurant. 

"I chose the multimedia program because it was the perfect combination of each one of my passions: photography, advertising, graphic design and social media. Having a degree like this can land me a job anywhere in the communications field with the skills and information I have learned at Point Park University."

 

Pictured is Megan McKenzie. Submitted photo.Megan McKenzie

Major: Multimedia '22
Minor:
PR and advertising
Hometown: East Pittsburgh, Pa. 
High school: Redeemer Lutheran High School
Career goals: To start my own consulting firm providing PR and advertising to clients in the Pittsburgh area.

"Receiving this scholarship means that I have been able to achieve my goals so far in my academic career at Point Park, and that I have people who recognize my hard work and will support me."


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