Previous winners

2017 Winners

Mills Hayes
Theashionna Owens

2016 Winners

Abbey O’Brien
Jaclyn Lee

2015 Winners

Chuck Ringwalt
Meredith Stutz

Spring 2014:
Mackenzie Roberts
Tabitha Corley

Spring 2013:
Joe Bruno
Kyle Cline

Fall 2012:
Emily Palmer
Kalina Harrison

Fall 2011:
Lauren Brigman
Lisa Ellen Brown

Fall 2010:
Kathleen Brown
Drew Smith

Fall 2009:
Dannika Lewis
Jessica Lyn Silvaggio

Fall 2008:
Kevin Kline
Mason Snyder

Fall 2007:
Matthew McClellan
Adam Rhew

2008 winner

Mason Snyder
Mason Snyder, right, is congratulated for receiving the Fall 2008 Dr. John R. Bittner Scholarship. Snyder is a senior at the University of South Carolina.

Mason Snyder
University of South Carolina

Mason Snyder, of Simpsonville, S.C., is a senior at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. His broadcast experience began in high school where he was the play-by-play announcer for the Southside Christian School’s basketball program. In 2008, his radio career took him to Monrovia, Liberia, where he hosted an hour-long request show heard in five African countries.

Mason’s television experience includes working for “SGTV” at the University of South Carolina. “SGTV” is a volunteer student-run campus television operation that produces several weekly programs. He has also worked with ESPN when the network was in Columbia to produce college football games.

Mason spent the summer of 2008 as an intern at WSPA-TV in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville, N.C. market. His daily duties included writing, producing and editing. He also spent time researching stories for special projects.