Belmont University student Joseph Woolley has been selected as one of 25 students to attend the most notable student outreach effort of the International Radio and Television Society’s (IRTS) Summer Fellowship Program. Woolley was chosen from over 800 applicants across the country that applied to attend this program that teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid fellowship in New York. The fellowship lasts nine weeks and includes practical experience and career-planning advice. After a week-long orientation the students gain full-time “real world” experience at New York-based corporations for eight weeks. Woolley has been selected to study and work at The Daily Show for the duration of the fellowship.
Woolley is also the recipient of the Bridgestone/Firestone Public Affairs Scholarship for the 2005-2006 school year. Nashville-based Bridgestone/Firestone recently established a new $2,500 scholarship at Belmont University. The scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time junior or senior public affairs student who demonstrates academic excellence, campus service and professionalism. The recipient is selected by the Media Studies Department Chair and the Public Relations Director in consultation with officials at Bridgestone/Firestone, and is based on academic criteria, internship experience, references, participation in career-building activities and demonstrated professionalism in the classroom, campus and community.
Woolley will graduate with a bachelor of arts in May 2006 as a journalism major with an emphasis in convergence media. He has frequently represented Belmont University at alumni, prospective student and other community events. His resume includes extensive internship experience with the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center and Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, memberships to multiple public relations and journalism associations and impressive volunteer work during the 2004 presidential campaign.