Christine and Bobbi

Christine Powell (left), 2006 college scholarship winner, with CPW member Bobbi Gigone

Christine Powell, a student at the University of Northern Colorado, was CPW’s 2006 college scholarship winner. She received a $350 scholarship and a free one-year membership in CPW. CPW members honored her during the spring conference.

Christine was nominated by her adviser, Lee Anne Peck, a CPW member and assistant professor of journalism and mass communications at UNC.

Christine is a “first-generation minority student who is working very hard to succeed in college,” Lee Anne wrote. “As a first-semester junior, Christine has a 3.0 GPA. She works at the student center information desk several hours a week to help pay for her college expenses.

“As a McNair scholar, she has been working on a major research paper; I am her mentor for this project. Her topic is about advertising images, and I believe she will have a master’s level paper when she is finished during her senior year.”