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Joanna Ventour Wins NY Women in Communications Scholarship

Ad/PR junior Joanna Ventour is CCNY's third NYWICI Scholar since 2010.

Joanna Ventour, a junior in The City College of New York'smedia and communication arts (MCA) department, has won aNew York Women in Communications (NYWICI) Scholarship for 2015. The advertising and public relations major with a 3.90 GPA is one of 19 recipients of the highly competitive award.  

The award is open to residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Winners are selected on the basis of academic excellence, need and a demonstrated commitment to the field of communications.

As a NYWICI Scholar, Ventour will receive a $5,000 scholarship for tuition and a paid summer internship with Interpublic Group, a holding company with several major advertising and public relations agencies in its portfolio.

The honor also earns her an invitation to the NYWICI 2015 Matrix Awards April 27 at The Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan. This year’s Matrix honorees include U.S. Senator for New York Kirsten Gillibrand and Debra L. Lee, chair and CEO, BET Networks. 

In addition to her NYWICI award, Ventour will spend the summer as a MAIP (Multicultural Advertising Internship Program) inter at the Manhattan firm of Merkley + Partners. 

A Trinidadian native residing in Brooklyn, Ventour is the third City College student to be named a NYWICI Scholar. Stephanie Guzman (2010) and Kar Yee Au (2014) were the previous Scholars. 

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Jay Mwamba
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