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UT Tyler Student Awarded Journalism Foundation Scholarship

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November 16, 2018

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that mass communication major Cooper Adams of Troup was awarded a scholarship by the Shreveport Journalism Foundation.

Adams, a junior with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, received the Orland Dodson Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. The Shreveport, Louisiana-based foundation gives the scholarship annually to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in journalism or mass communication.

"Cooper is not only the first recipient from UT Tyler, but also the only student from any Texas school to receive the scholarship,'' said Dr. Dennis Robertson, interim chair of the UT Tyler Department of Communication.

Adams, who is preparing for a career as a photojournalist, writer and educator, was presented the award at the foundation's annual meeting in Bossier City, Louisiana.

"Receiving this scholarship has reassured me that I am going into the field in which I was meant to be,'' he said. "I am thankful for this opportunity and cannot wait to see where it takes me."

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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