Recognizing and retaining students is an important tool for maintaining the quality of the Daily Wildcat. Scholarships, awards for excellence, dedication and service help in this effort.
The Christopher J. Reinesch Scholarship
This scholarship was funded in 2005 by Chris Reinesch, former Daily Wildcat advertising sales representative.
The Christopher J. Reinesch Scholarship is awarded each spring to a “UA junior or senior working at the Daily Wildcat who is in a pre-professional advertising, business, marketing or journalism academic program.” Applicants face a competitive process, which includes submitting an essay and resume, and an interview in front of a panel of judges. The winners have been sales account executives with the same dedication and ambition that Chris exhibited when he worked at the Wildcat:
2005 Margaux Theriault
2006 Jeffrey Gillingham
2007 Justin Rediger
2008 Harry C. Lex
2009 Kourtnei Briese
2010 Noel Palmer
If you’d like to fund a scholarship to support Daily Wildcat students, please email Mark Woodhams or call him at 520-621-3408.
The Clyde D. Lowery Award for Professionalism and Integrity in Journalism
This award was established in honor of the Wildcat’s first fulltime publications director and adviser. Lowery, who served form 1973-1989, and again in 1992, was mentor to hundreds of student journalists and editors, many of whom are now at the top of their careers in newsrooms throughout the world. During the “Clyde Years,” the Wildcat moved increasingly (and inevitably) toward organizational and financial independence and grew into the paper it is today, one of the largest and most successful college dailies.
The George B. Morley Award for Achievement in Advertising and Business
George Morley is another mentor whose work with students is long remembered and valued by alumni. George was the advertising supervisor from 1978 – 1993. Coming to the Wildcat after a career as a foreign service officer, George instilled high standards for professionalism and customer service in his advertising sales staff. During his tenure, the Wildcat topped the $1 million mark in revenue for the first time.
Daily Wildcat Alumni Award
These awards, established in 2002, are given to students on “behalf of the alumni of the Daily Wildcat to recognize general excellence and outstanding contributions” during their at the Wildcat. Candidates generally have worked at least 2 years on the paper.
View photos from past student award banquets.