Jacob’s Story

Jacob Gillespie, Class of 2018, recieves the Lynn G. and Evelyn R. Walck Scholarship and the Albert A Mason, Sr. Journalism Scholarship

Jake was attracted to ‘Ship’ for the highly respected and accredited Communications/Journalism Department.  Now a junior, Jake has taken full advantage of the many opportunities available to him.  He is the executive producer of SUTV, a student in the Honors Program and goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team. Last summer, Jake was nominated for a collegiate Emmy from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as part of a live events crew that covered the SU men’s basketball game.  He also volunteers for the food recovery program which takes left-over food from Reisner Dining Hall and distributes it to those in need in the local community.   Jake appreciates your support which has helped him gain invaluable experience for a future career and allowed him to be so involved on campus.