News Release


June 14, 2009

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:

  • Daniel T. Crowell, son of Journal medical writer Felice J. Freyer and Richard W. Crowell, of Smithfield, is the recipient of the $20,000 first-place scholarship. Crowell will graduate from Smithfield High School this June and will attend Brown University and major in biology and art.
  • Fabien von Heyden , the $16,000 second-place scholarship winner, is the son of Peter Phipps, Journal managing editor of new media, and Odile Mattiauda, of Providence. von Heyden, who recently graduated from Classical High School, will major in business and French at the University of Rhode Island, this fall.
  • Rebecca Rosenberg , daughter of Alan Rosenberg, the Journal's assistant managing editor for breaking news and his wife Avis Gunther-Rosenberg of Warwick, received the $12,000 third-place scholarship. Rosenberg recently graduated from Toll Gate High School and will attend Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla., to major in theatre education.
  • Victoria Marie Lamp is the $8,000 fourth-place scholarship winner. She is the daughter of Debra Lamp, a production designer at Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, a subsidiary of The Providence Journal, and her husband John of Cranston. The scholarship-winner is a graduate of St. Mary Academy-Bay View and will attend the University of Rhode Island this fall and major in secondary education.
  • Matthew A. Rei , son of Manny Rei, a financial analyst in the Journal's financial department, and his wife Jacqueline of North Providence, is the $4,000 fifth-place scholarship winner. Rei, a graduating senior of North Providence High School, will attend Johnson & Wales University this fall to major in criminal justice.

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 as well as school and community citizenship.

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