Photo Credit: Craig Burdett
Marie Dugo ’11 on The Today Show
Alumnae and alumni, keep an eye on your television: before long, your morning news program might feature one of our own. Marie Dugo ’11, AAVC Web Assistant, received a scholarship from the New York Women in Communication Foundation for young women interested in pursuing careers in the field. Dugo hopes one day to work in television news like her professional icon, Meredith Vieira. Dugo had the opportunity to meet Vieira when she and the 21 other scholarship winners appeared on The Today Show on Monday, April 7. Vieira even let Dugo deliver her sign-off before the commercial!
The scholarship goes to students from the tri-state region. Dugo is a native of Staten Island and hopes to stay in the New York area for graduate school. She is a Media Studies major and plans to emphasize news media in her course of study, which will include classes in the film, English, sociology, and American culture departments. Dugo is also a singer and is a member of a new student journalism group devoted to producing multimedia projects about campus life.