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Four School of Communications Students Win Press Club Scholarships

ST. LOUIS (June 27, 2019) – Four Webster University School of Communications students were among the 15 students who won 2019 media scholarships from the St. Louis Press Club. The awards were presented at a May 31 luncheon at the Missouri Athletic Club sponsored by the local press club for the St. Louis region.

edited photo of 2019 Press Club scholarship recipientsDuring the last 30 years, the St. Louis Press Club has awarded more than a $500 thousand dollars in scholarships.

School of Communications students have received many of these scholarships over the years.

The 2019 scholarship recipients from Webster University and the scholarships they received include:

  • Emma Bright of Maplewood, a senior studying film, television and video production, who won the $2,000 Neiman Marcus Media Scholarship
  • Aly Camacho of St. Louis, a senior studying photography, who won the $1,500 Karl Heinz & Doris Finzel Photojournalism Scholarship
  • Julia Peschel of House Springs, a senior studying photography, who won the $1,000 St. Louis Press Club Intern Scholarship
  • McKenzie Magnus of Carlyle, Illinois, a graduate student studying new media production, who won the $1,000 Webster-Kirkwood Times/Webster University Scholarship

The luncheon speaker for the St. Louis Press Club was Fox 2 Television anchor and reporter Ayesha Kahn.

Webster University professor Don Corrigan of the Department of Communications and Journalism took the podium to recognize McKenzie Magnus. He also spoke about the Webster-Kirkwood Times/Webster University Scholarship. Magnus was unable to attend the luncheon.

* Photo by Laura Schnarr / edited due to space constraints
(From left: Emma Bright, Sara Steindorf, Elyse Luecke, Aly Camacho,Julia Peschel, Roscoe Wade, and Stacy Rohan)

About the School of Communications
The School of Communications ( at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level as well as five master's degrees in diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

About Webster University
With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University ( comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.