News Release

June 16, 2008

Providence Journal awards $60K in scholarships to college-bound students of employees

PROVIDENCE , RI - The Providence Journal Company has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to five graduating high school seniors who are children of company employees. The scholarships will be awarded over a four-year period to:

  • Rebecca Waugh , daughter of Mildred McLean, a Journal copy editor, and Daniel Waugh, of Providence, is the recipient of the $20,000 first-place scholarship. Waugh, a graduate of Moses Brown School, will attend the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
  • Tara Kingsley , the $16,000 second-place scholarship winner, is the daughter of Scott Kingsley, Journal assistant managing editor in the Visuals Department, and his wife Coleen of North Attleboro, Mass. Kingsley, a graduate of North Attleboro High School, will attend Providence College and major in Spanish and French with a minor in art.
  • Kimberly Pelland , daughter of Providence Journal Vice President of Operations Wayne Pelland and his wife Doreen of Saunderstown, received the $12,000 third-place scholarship. Pelland, a St. Mary Academy Bay View graduate, will attend Providence College and major in health policy and management.
  • Kristen Sylvia, daughter of Journal Visuals Department Section Editor George Sylvia and his wife Karen of Barrington, received the $8,000 fourth-place scholarship. Sylvia is a graduate of Barrington High School. She will attend the University of North Carolina Greensboro and major in interior architecture.
  • John E. Mulligan IV , son of John E. Mulligan III, bureau chief for the Journal's Washington Bureau, and his wife Nancy of McLean, Virginia, is the $4,000 fifth-place scholarship winner. Mulligan, a graduate of McLean High School, will attend Fordham University.

Judges for this year's competition were: Lorna Hunter, vice president for enrollment management at Bryant University; Christopher Lyndon, vice president of enrollment at Providence College; and Al Seitz, director of admissions at Johnson & Wales University. Judges' selections were based primarily on scholarship and school and community citizenship.


The Providence Journal is part of A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC). A. H. Belo, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and 12 associated Web sites.

A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes since 1986; The Providence (R.I.) Journal, the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.), serving southern California's Inland Empire region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record Chronicle in Texas. The corporation publishes various specialty publications targeting niche audiences, young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market. A. H. Belo also owns direct mail and commercial printing businesses.

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