Stony Brook University student Nicole Gartner ’15, a cinema and cultural studies major with minors in journalism and business management, has been named the 2015 recipient of New York Women in Communications Inc.‘s (NYWICI) Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship.
This scholarship supports the study of sports media communications or management and is intended for those hoping to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, reporting, programming or production. It includes an internship with CBS Radio Sports Network.
“For me, winning a scholarship like this does not just make it easier to continue my education and pursue my dreams in sports media, but it’s incredibly humbling to be presented with it by Ann Liguori, a woman who has truly been inspirational and so dominant in sports,” said Gartner. “None of this would have been possible without the academic and professional opportunities Stony Brook has given me, and I really am so grateful for the past few years of my life here. The NYWICI Foundation is more than just a scholarship fund, it’s a sisterhood of women in the industry, and I am so excited I get to be a part of that in the coming years and bring everything I’ve learned as a Seawolf to the table.”
Gartner is a digital media content contributor for Stony Brook Athletics and has a blog, Sports and Spices, which combines her love of sports and her passion for cooking. She will be attending Quinnipiac University in the fall to pursue a Master of Science in Sports Journalism.
NYWICI is a highly regarded professional organization that has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships since its inception in 2000. This year’s award recipients will be acknowledged at the New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards Luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on April 27. The event will be emceed by Martha Stewart and honors Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, among others.
— Lynne Roth