Mercyhurst Professor Has Scholarship Named After Her

Published 12/12 2011 03:35PM

Updated 12/13 2011 12:06AM

A professor at Mercyhurst College got a big surprise today when she found out a scholarship was being named after her.

Assistant professor of education Dr. Jane Blystone was honored by the Pennsylvania School Press Association at today's education department meeting.

The scholarship is called the Jane Blystone Student Journalist of the Year.

Dr. Blystone was very pleased about the surprise honor.

"To have the scholarship named after me is very exciting. Pennsylvania School Press has been very dear to my heart for 30 years. I would not be the journalism teacher I am today if it hadn't been for my colleagues and my friends across the state that worked together to make great journalism," she says.

The first recipient of the scholarship will be chosen in March.

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