Research Program Advisory Committee has named two communications
majors to each receive one of the six 2004-2005 Rawls Awards.
won Rawls support for his research project, "AIDS in the Media:
Are Journalists Covering the Right Angles?" His School of Communications
mentors are Connie Book and Brooke Barnett.
Neeley House was awarded Rawls funding for her work "The Black
Mountain College Research Project." Her School of Communications
mentor is Ray Johnson.
The funds tied
to these awards are intended to support undergraduate research in
any discipline, and are available from an endowment established
in 2001 from the estate of Virginia Riddick Rawls, the wife of the
late Japheth E. Rawls.
A Rawls student
may choose to receive the award as a scholarship, a research grant
or as some combination of the two.