Arnold Journalism & Communication Studies Scholarship endowed at Co-Lin
The Robert & Julia Arnold Journalism & Communication Studies Scholarship was recently endowed with the Co-Lin Foundation and named in honor of Robert and Julia Arnold of Wesson.
Robert Arnold graduated from West Virginia University (’70) with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and from New School for Social Research (’75) with a master’s degree in liberal studies. Arnold has spent his career in the journalism and communication fields, working in public relations for 20 years and in emergency management communication for 15 years, before becoming editor of the Wesson News in 2013. Julia Arnold graduated from Borough of Manhattan Community College with an associate’s degree and has spent her career in publishing, public relations and advertising in varied administrative support positions. Early in her career, Julia worked as administrative support for Newsweek magazine. The Arnolds have lived in Wesson since 2010 and are active in the Wesson Lion’s Club. He is also a member of J.J. White Memorial Presbyterian Church in McComb.
In keeping with their passion for journalism and communications, the Arnolds hope this scholarship endowment will respond to the ever-increasing need for professionalism in a complex modern public media environment.
“The number and variety of media far outstrips the number of professionals equipped with the required skill sets and schooling in the ethics of fairness, truthfulness, and accuracy to assure that they responsibly and meaningfully serve the public good in a democratic society,” Robert said. “We think every journalist needs proper training.”
The scholarship will be awarded in the Fall of 2020 to a student who plans to pursue studies in the broad area of journalism, communication or public information with the intent of pursuing a career as a professional directly or indirectly related to public media.
“We are so grateful to the Arnolds for their generosity and commitment to providing scholarship support for journalism students,” Foundation Director Angela Furr said. “This endowment not only serves as a legacy for Bob and Julia, but also encourages perspective students to pursue a career in media.”
Contributions to this or any other Co-Lin scholarship can be mailed to the Foundation at P.O. Box 649; Wesson, MS 39191, or give online here.
CUTLINE: The Robert & Julia Arnold Journalism & Communication Studies Scholarship was recently endowed with the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation by Robert and Julia Arnold of Wesson. The purpose of this endowment is to award a scholarship to a student who plans to pursue studies in the broad area of journalism, communication and public information with the intent of pursuing a career as a professional directly or indirectly related to public media. On hand for the presentation were from left, Co-Lin President Dr. Jane Hulon, Julia Arnold, Robert Arnold, and Co-Lin Foundation Executive Director Angela Furr.