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Scholar of the Month

Mariam G. Lopez - August 2015 Scholar of the Month

Mariam G. Lopez Rosales
2015 CHCI-Telemundo Scholar-Intern
Burlington, North Carolina
School: Elon University, North Carolina
Major: B.A., Journalism
Placement: Telemundo News Station, Miami, Florida.

Mariam G. Lopez Rosales was born in Honduras and moved to North Carolina when she was seven years old. Her mother always stressed the importance of an education.

Mariam is going to be a junior at Elon University, majoring in broadcast journalism with double minors in Spanish and business administration. As a proud Latina, she is an active member of the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) at her campus. As an exemplary community leader, this past semester she had the opportunity to become a residence life assistant (RA). As a RA, Mariam worked as a community developer to help broaden the educational, living, and learning experience of 35 residents by organizing community events and informing them about important campus and local matters.

Mariam’s passion is journalism and reporting, which has motivated her to join Elon Local News, the student media organization on campus. She loves working with this organization because it allows her to experience the thrill of broadcasting. Thus far, she has gained valuable experience conducting interviews, operating professional cameras and broadcasting equipment, and leading various projects. This experience has affirmed her belief that she can empower others through reporting by giving them a voice to tell their stories.

After graduation, Miriam hopes to obtain a job as a reporter and work her way up to one day become an accomplished news anchor for a Spanish network. She also wants to pursue a master’s degree in business administration.

With the help of CHCI, Mariam has been given invaluable support since 2013, after she got the scholarship award for her community involvement and leadership potential. CHCI has further contributed to her professional development as she was selected for the 2015 CHCI-Telemundo Scholar-Internship in Miami. For Mariam it has been a dream come true to be working at one of the largest American and Spanish language broadcast television networks. Interning at Telemundo has given her the opportunity to learn from renowned reporters as they cover different news stories as well get hands-on experience about the different areas of the newsroom.

Mariam is beyond grateful for the CHCI Scholar-Internship opportunity because it has given her invaluable chances to grow professionally in her field of study and do what she loves. Every day is different at the newsroom, and that is the most exciting part of the internship for her. Mariam appreciates the opportunity to be interning with such an important news organization as well as for all the support CHCI has given her.

Past Scholar of the Month

Daniela Carbajal - July 2015 Scholar of the Month
Beverly Apodaca - May 2015 Scholar of the Month
Edwin Hurtado - April 2015 Scholar of the Month
David Rodriguez - March 2015 Scholar of the Month
Jennifer Villalobos - February 2015 Scholar of the Month
Maria Garibay Campos - January 2015 Scholar of the Month
Samantha Perez - December 2014 Scholar of the Month
Andrea Gutierrez - November 2014 Scholar of the Month
Elias Jimenez - September 2014 Scholar of the Month
Monserrat Baeza - August 2014 Scholar of the Month
Mayra Estrada - July 2014 Scholar of the Month
Isaias Faustino - June 2014 Scholar of the Month
Wendy Cartagena-Gonzalez - May 2014 Scholar of the Month
Cesar Esteban Bernal - April 2014 Scholar of the Month
Celia Flores - March 2014 Scholar of the Month
Aldo Sosa - February 2014 Scholar of the Month
Mikayla B. Aviles - January 2014 Scholar of the Month
Christian Guerrero - December 2013 - Scholar of the Month
Esperanza Perez - November 2013 - Scholar of the Month
Adrian Rosas September 2013 Scholar of the Month
Vivienne T. Meljen - August 2013 Scholar of the Month
Sophia DeAraujo - July 2013 SOTM
Ricky Vides - Scholar of the Month - June 2013
Kelvin Castillo - Scholar of the Month - May 2013
Xochitl Davila - Scholar of the Month - April 2013
Brian Ibarra - March 2013 Scholar of the Month
Jacqueline B. Odum - February 2013 Scholar of the Month
Alexis Nava Teodoro - January 2013
Cristina Gil - December 2012
Roy Nuñez -- November 2012 Scholar
Karla Arevalo-Alas -- October 2012 Scholar
Luis C. Alvarez Scholar -- September 2012
Carolina Gonzalez Scholar -- July 2012
Daniel Caraballo Scholar -- June 2012
Rose Aviles Scholar -- May 2012
Felix A. Navarro, Jr.-April 2012 Scholar
Andie Lee Gonzalez-March 2012 Scholar
Kevin Magaña-February 2012 Scholar
Rebecca Rodriguez-January 2012 Scholar
Erika S. DiVivo-August Scholar
Wesley Quevedo - July Scholar
Arlett A. Aguayo - June Scholar
Ricardo L. Baez-May Scholar
Natalie Chiriboga - April Scholar
Eddie L. Castanon - March 2011
Monica Avila -- February 2011
Daniel R. Lopez -- December 2010
Maria Murillo -- November 2010
Gilberto Chaidez, Jr. -- August 2010
Stephanie A. Alvarez -- July 2010
Christian Amador -- June 2010
Isabeth Mendoza --May 2010