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Guild awards 2016 scholarships

 

Sophia Crescibene (SF Chronicle family) and Nyla Gatison (BANG-East Bay family) are the Guild's 2016 recipients of Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund awards. Sophia will attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Nyla will attend Occidental College this fall. Photos courtesy the awardees 2016.

Sophia Crescibene (SF Chronicle family) and Nyla Gatison (BANG-East Bay family) are the Guild’s 2016 recipients of Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund awards. Sophia will attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Nyla will attend Occidental College this fall. Photos courtesy the awardees 2016.

We are pleased to present the Guild’s Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund recipients for 2016.

Ms. Crescibene is the daughter of a San Francisco Chronicle page designer. Ms. Gatison is the grand-daughter of a Bay Area News Group editorial assistant. We asked each recipient to share their plans for college and the funds.

Sophia Crescibene

I am Sophia Crescibene. This fall, I will be a freshman Mechanical Engineering major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I chose this major because I love science, math, design and problem solving. I’m excited to learn how machines operate and how to build things. I chose Cal Poly because of its “Learn by Doing” philosophy. I look forward to taking welding next quarter! I plan to become a product designer for an innovative company, building products that make the world a better place.

My father is a page designer at the San Francisco Chronicle. I get my love of design from him. I’m happy that my dad still has a job in the field he loves, despite the massive layoffs and cutbacks that have affected so many. I think the Guild is partially to thank for this, and my family and I will always be grateful. One thing my father has always told me is that the most important thing about any job is that you love it. I hope someday to love engineering as much as he loves journalism.

Thank you, Pacific Media Workers’ Guild, for giving me this scholarship so that I can discover my passion.

Nyla Gatison

I am Nyla Gatison. I have had a passion for sports from a very early age: playing, watching, reading about, and writing about them. I am interested in the craft of sportswriters, sportscasters, and reporters, and the details of professional broadcasting. I am fascinated with the way media portrays the world of sports and works alongside it.

I am a freshman at Occidental College in Southern California. Since I was in elementary school, I have dreamed of having a career where I can treat and help people first-hand. I am majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Public Health. Because Occidental College is a liberal arts school, I will also be able to explore fields outside of my major which will allow me to explore all my passions. I may apply to medical school, become a physical therapist or try to become a professional sports reporter. The Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund helps me and my family with school supplies and books. Thank you for the support!

Pacific Media Workers Guild

Pacific Media Workers Guild

We are the Pacific Media Workers Guild, Local 39521 of The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America. We represent more than 1,200 journalists and other media workers, interpreters, translators, union staffs and freelancers.

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