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IMC and DMC Scholarship Donor Roll

Thank You

The Reed College of Media sincerely appreciates the distinguished members of the Reed College of Media community who, through their generous support, helped us achieve the goal of endowing the IMC/DMC Scholarship Fund.

About the Scholarship

The IMC/DMC Scholarship Fund originated with a commitment from Reed College of Media employees, Chad and Cathy Mezera. Both graduates of the College, they have since focused their careers on supporting WVU Reed College of Media students. Following the Mezeras’ initial creation of the scholarship, the WVU IMC and Data Marketing Communications community responded with tremendous support, with many alumni and faculty committing their support to grow the scholarship.

Today, the original IMC/DMC Scholarship Fund has reached endowment and will forever provide annual scholarships for deserving current students in the IMC and Data programs offered by the WVU Reed College of Media. Since its creation, the scholarship has supported the following exceptional students in our IMC and Data Marketing Communications program, as well as the new Digital Marketing Communications program launched in Fall 2020:

2023-24 Recipients

  • Erin Dunsey of Peoria, Arizona (IMC)
  • Erica O’Brien of Houston, Texas (Data)
  • Sierra Snigier of Seaford, Delaware (IMC)
  • Izabella Workman, a U.S. Air Force member in Suffolk, United Kingdom (IMC)

2022-23 Recipients

  • Nicolina Converso of Edgewater, Maryland (IMC)
  • Jenna Cooper of Wellsburg, West Virginia (IMC)
  • Megan Hansen of Sacramento, California (IMC)
  • Aiesha Hemeda of Schenectady, New York (Digital)
  • Kirsten McAlpin of Sumner, Georgia (IMC)
  • Julie Thomm of Charleston, West Virginia (IMC)
  • Sydney Wyer of Morgantown, West Virginia (IMC)

2020-21 Recipients

  • Jai-Leen James of Neptune, New Jersey (Digital)
  • Kaitlin Scoffone of Baltimore, Maryland (Data)
  • Rita Yelda of Browns Mills, New Jersey (IMC)

2019-20 Recipients

  • Saresa Bass of Edmond, Oklahoma (IMC)
  • Kaitlyn Lopez of Morgantown, West Virginia (IMC)
  • Jesse Yang of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (IMC)
  • Peyton Neely of Raleigh, North Carolina (Data)

2018-19 Recipients

  • Maurice Pierce of Pooler, Georgia (IMC)
  • Clara Warner of Morgantown, West Virginia (IMC)
  • Ivy Hamilton of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Data)

2017-18 Recipients

  • Adelyn Nottingham of Gaffney, South Carolina (IMC)
  • Amanda Schneider of Omaha, Nebraska (IMC)

We are eternally grateful for the support of our scholarship contributors, including:

  • Val Ater
  • Dustin Barnes
  • Joe Barnes
  • Nicole Beason
  • Jason Bentley
  • Lee Boggs
  • Alan Christopher
  • David Clarke
  • Matthew Cummings
  • Kathleen DeMarco
  • Duane Dub
  • Natalie Eddy
  • Molly Gilmore
  • Cyndi W. Greenglass
  • Bonnie Harris
  • David Hazelton
  • Jennifer Holt
  • Susan and Bill Jones
  • Adrienne King
  • Nikki Luna
  • David Marold
  • Diana Martinelli
  • Chad and Catherine Mezera
  • Beth Michalec
  • Matthew Miller
  • Steve Montgomery
  • Tommy Napier
  • Bill Nevin
  • Shannon Nicholson
  • Chase Ofori-Atta
  • Marisa Peacock
  • Nathan Pieratt
  • Adam Prather
  • Kathy Previs
  • Martin Rotberg
  • Archie Sader
  • Daniel Sadler
  • Carolyn Sennett
  • Larry Stultz
  • Bob Sukys
  • Mark Tietbohl
  • Barbara-Leigh Tonelli
  • Rob Weber
  • Carolyn Wood
  • Samantha Wood

We Still Need Support!

While we have achieved endowment of the original scholarship, the need from deserving students each year continues to grow. In 2020-21, 88 students applied for this scholarship.

Support is greatly needed to help our deserving students achieve their educational goals. If you would like to join us in supporting graduate students in Reed College of Media Marketing Communications programs through, please visit Click the "Donate" button, then scroll down to find IMC & DMC Scholarship Fund. Every dollar committed to the scholarship directly supports an exceptional student.

Gifts of all amounts are appreciated. All additional donors contributing gifts of $250 or more will be commemorated on the Donor Recognition Wall above. Please consider supporting an exceptional graduate student in the WVU Reed College of Media's IMC, Data and Digital Marketing Communications programs as you plan your annual giving.

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