Student Awarded Hardman Scholarship


NORTH ADAMS, MA -Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) recently honored 85 individuals at the Taconic Society Donor Recognition Reception, held at the MCLA Advancement House on East Main Street in North Adams. The reception honored Taconic Society members, members of the MCLA Legacy Society, and sponsors of endowed funds at the College.

During the event, Hulda Hardman Jowett of North Adams awarded the 2009-10 James A. Hardman Jr. Scholarship in journalism and communications. The Hardman scholarship was established by the family of James A. Hardman Jr., former editor and publisher of The North Adams Transcript.

Jowett presented the scholarship to Kaitlyn Bonneville, a member of the MCLA class of 2010.

Bonneville is an English/communications major from Chicopee, Mass., with concentrations in journalism, public relations and creative writing. She has held multiple positions at the College newspaper, The Beacon, where she serves as managing editor this semester. Next semester she will hold the position of editor-in-chief. This summer, Bonneville will travel to Washington D.C. to serve an internship at The Washington Center. After graduation, she would like to write for a newspaper or magazine.

Recipients of the Hardman scholarship must have an interest in pursuing a career in journalism, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours, have worked on the Beacon staff or have participated with a daily newspaper or other external publication as an intern, and provide a significant portfolio of work in journalism/communications for review.

Members of the Taconic Society contribute $1,000 or more each year to support MCLA.

Donors to the Legacy Society are dedicated to the preservation of MCLA's academic quality through creative philanthropy. It was established to recognize and honor those who have invested in the future of the College through planned or deferred giving.

Endowed sponsors have established funds for scholarships or program support in perpetuity.

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