These are the 2018 David J. Morrow Scholarship for Business Journalism winners. For more information about the Morrow scholarships, click here.
Zoe Nicholson is a senior multimedia journalism student at the University of South Carolina. She is from Greer, SC, where she grew up with her older sister, parents and pets. Zoe worked as an arts and culture staff writer at The Daily Gamecock from 2016 to 2017, and has been a staff member of the university’s magazine, Garnet & Black, since 2016. She currently serves as the online editor of Garnet & Black. She enjoys writing profiles and features, especially about southern arts and entertainment. Currently, Zoe is a communications intern at a Columbia-area land trust, where she is able to fulfil her passion for land conservation. After graduation, Zoe hopes to work as an arts and entertainment journalist or at a regional newspaper.
Anjali Patel was raised in Greenville, SC, and journalism is the only career she ever wanted to pursue. She came to the University of South Carolina’s Honors College in 2015 as a broadcast journalism major, with the intention of becoming a sports reporter. Through her internships with local newspapers and television stations, she has come to love covering a wide variety of topics, and now hopes to land a job as a general assignment television reporter when she graduates in May 2019. A self-proclaimed lover of local news, Anjali cannot wait to begin her career as a visual storyteller.
Mary Ramsey is a senior multimedia journalism student at the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She has minors in political science and history. Originally from Myrtle Beach, SC, she attended an International Baccalaureate high school in Virginia Beach, VA. Ramsey was news editor of USC’s student newspaper, The Daily Gamecock, for over two years during which time she won an award for feature writing from the South Carolina Press Association. She went on to serve as managing editor and is now editor-in-chief. She was a reporting intern for The Sun News during summer 2018, earning bylines in various papers in the McClatchy Carolinas family. After graduation, she wants to cover state government and politics for a daily newspaper. Ramsey is also a member of USC’s chapters of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha service sorority and Omicron Delta Kappa leadership society.
Hannah Slater is a senior multimedia journalism student at the University of South Carolina. She has an arts studio minor with a focus in photography. Slater’s love for journalism was sparked in high school back home in Raleigh, NC. She’s currently a freelance writer for NBC National News Feed, and she has interned for Ryan Seacrest Studios. Hannah is interested in all facets of journalism, however she has a particular fascination with long-form investigative pieces. Following graduation in December, Hannah hopes to get a job at a news channel in New York City.