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Emily Palmer & Kalina Harrison

NC Scholarship Winner

Emily Palmer, from Durham, N.C., is a junior at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, majoring in electronic communications and global studies and minoring in creative writing.

Palmer has earned a place on the Dean’s List at UNC-Chapel Hill for the past four semesters, and she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in the 2012 fall semester.

In the summer of 2011, she was selected to participate in the Carolina Southeast Asia Summer program, in which she lived and worked in Singapore, Brunei and India. During that time, she conducted interviews with 20 Singaporean women about how they personalize their national identity. The interviews will be compiled and published.

Palmer has written for a number of campus publications and published in 2011 a self-described “Chick Lit novel” called “The Gingerbread Philosophy.”

During the 2012 fall semester, she is working for “Carolina Week,” a student newscast produced by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Palmer plans spend the 2013 spring semester in London through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Honors Semester program. She is seeking internships with electronic media outlets in London.


SC Scholarship Winner

Kalina Harrison is from Atlanta and is a senior at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., majoring in mass communications (digital media).

During her academic career at Claflin, she has earned a variety of awards, including the Highest Grade Point Average in her freshman class, Overall Achievement in Mass Communications, Outstanding Television Student and the Mass Communications Department Service Award.

Currently, Harrison serves as the TV station manager for WCUT, the campus closed-circuit TV station. However, she has devoted many hours of writing, editing, producing and directing to both the campus radio and TV stations.

She also hosts “Kalina’s Korner,” a magazine/talk show program for WCUT, which has given her experience in scripting and field production as well as hosting on-camera.

Harrison spent the summer of 2012 on an internship at the South Carolina Educational Television Network. Her experience at SCETV allowed her many hands-on opportunities in field production, Web production and other digital media experience.