We are pleased to announce the 2014 Robert Edgell Scholarship and Littleford Scholarship winners:  Christine Noury and Alexandra Calamela.

Each year, the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) awards these Scholarships to students from Pace University’s MS in Publishing program who demonstrates an understanding of and an interest in the business-to-business media industry.

This year these students have each been awarded the scholarship and will be placed in an internship with a B2B magazine during the summer of 2014.  This is a $5000 scholarship that will be paid to each student over the course of the internship.

christineChristine Noury will be graduating from the MS in Publishing program this May and has a Bachelors degree English with a minor in Psychology from Rutgers University. During her time at Pace she worked part-time as a Production Manager at Progressive Media Group, Inc., and also was an Assistant Editor Summer Intern at nHouse Publishing Inc.

“I am so honored to be this year’s recipient of the Edgell Scholarship. I would like to thank BPEF and ABM for awarding me this great honor. I would also like to thank Professor Denning for encouraging me to take this opportunity. My time at Pace has allowed me to gain an invaluable perspective into the world of publishing. My interest in business-to-business publishing grew from the very beginning of my time at Pace and continued to grow as I interned and now working for Progressive Media Group, a digital B2B company, as Production Manager.

I would like to thank my professors for sharing their knowledge with me and making my dream a reality. Pace has offered me many opportunities and I will forever be grateful. I would also like to acknowledge my parents, who have shared and supported this dream with me all my life. I hope that I have made you proud. I will forever be thankful for your constant encouraging words and support.

The publishing program at Pace has been a dream come true. It has enriched my knowledge of the publishing industry and I look forward to being an integral part of the publishing world. As a Pace publishing student, it is my duty to contribute my knowledge and passion into this great industry and Pace has truly prepared me for this moment.

Thank you again for awarding me this scholarship.”

alexandraAlexandra Calamela just completed her first year in the MS in Program as a 4/1 student from Marymount Manhattan where she just graduated with a  degree in English and World Literature and a minor in French.  Alexandra has been working at the Social Media Intern for Seven C’s Productions since 2013.

“I am very excited about receiving the Edgell scholarship and am very grateful for the opportunity that it will afford me. I cannot say thank you enough to Pace and BPEF for what will undoubtedly be a great experience. My time at Pace thus far has only made me more excited to work in the publishing industry and I am grateful for this chance to begin that work this summer. 

Thanks to the scholarship, not only will I be able to continue my studies at Pace through the summer, but I will be able to gain more experience working in the field thanks to BPEF internships. I am sure that the knowledge that I have already acquired from the few classes that I have attended at Pace will help me to face many of the challenges that may come my way this summer, and that my experience with a business-to-business publication will afford me so much more knowledge that I can take with me onto further experiences in the industry.” 

About BPEF

The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) Internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in either editorial or non-editorial roles. BPEF, affiliated with ABM, the association of business information and media companies, was established in 1985 by Harold W, McGraw Jr., then-chairman of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Since then, BPEF has actively promoted the business media industry among college students nationwide through a unique internship program and various scholarships. Over the last two decades, BPEF has placed over 700 students in internships and awarded more than 75 scholarships.

To learn more about BPEF, click here.

About ABM

ABM, the association of business information and media companies, is the center of the global b-to-b ecosystem. As the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b media model — which includes business information, digital, print and events — ABM delivers intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. With more than $20 billion in annual revenues, ABM’s 200 member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals, publish nearly 4,000 print and online titles, and host over 1,000 trade shows.

To learn more about ABM, click here.