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CMJ student awarded 2013 NBNA Jack Shelley Scholarship

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University of South Dakota student Cassie Bartlett of Sioux Falls, S.D., is the recipient of the 2013 Jack Shelley Scholarship, a $1,250 scholarship that recognizes outstanding promise in the field of broadcasting.

Bartlett, a junior Contemporary Media & Journalism and Political Science double major, will graduate in May 2014. As a USD student, she is active as a news anchor and the assignment editor for Coyote News TV, serves as co-news director for Coyote Radio KAOR-FM, and is a reporter for the statewide network SDPB Radio.

Presented annually by the Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA), the scholarship is named for Jack Shelley, professor emeritus at Iowa State University and former news director at WHO in Des Moines, Iowa. The scholarship, open to students at colleges and universities in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska, will be awarded on Saturday, April 13 at the NBNA’s annual Midwest Journalism Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.

A photo of Bartlett is available for download at


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News