Durham, NC – North Carolina Central University (NCCU) student and former Spectacular Magazine intern, TheAshionna “Tosh” Owens, became the first student from NCCU to receive a scholarship from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC).
The Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas is an industry organization that helps electronic journalists improve communications with their colleagues in North and South Carolina at local radio and television stations, networks, cable and news services by sharing the latest technology, news practices and news management.
Pete Poore, the chair of RTDNAC’s scholarship committee, made the announcement during the RTDNAC Student Workshop which was
Owens is the only scholarship recipient from North Carolina. Each year RTDNAC awards two $1,500 scholarships to qualified students from the Carolinas that are pursuing a career in broadcast or digital journalism.
“I don’t even know how to feel right now,” Owens said excitedly. “I’m really just proud of this new accolade.”
Owens’ personality coupled with her ambitious attitude, experience, and education has certainly prepared her for a career in front of the camera. She plans to be a professional podcaster and use her voice to uplift women around the world. Her long-term goal is to one day have her own media and production company. Her entrepreneurial spirit has carried her thus far and will continue to flourish as she thrives in the field of communications.
RTDNAC Board Member & NCCU Mass Communications Department Lecturer Brett Chambers said, “I’m proud that she was the first NCCU student to win and that she was a part of the largest group of students to attend the workshops this year.”
About TheAshionna Owens
Theashionna Owens was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School (Goldsboro NC) and is currently a senior at North Carolina Central University. Owens will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication with a concentration of public relations in May 2018. Since the beginning of her college career she has emerged herself in service activities that aid in the betterment of students and campus life. After working on Spectacular Magazine Radio Show on Foxy 107/104 during the fall of 2017, Owens along with co-host Terri King will launch their podcast “Go, Girl!” on Feb. 22.
By Terri King