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First Annual Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation Scholarship Awarded to C&J Student

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posted: Wed Jul 12 2017 17:08:04

Renowned World War II news correspondent—and one-time Albuquerque resident—Ernie Pyle is being celebrated once again, and a C&J student is one of the beneficiaries. 

In honor of Pyle’s birthday on August 3rd, National Ernie Pyle Day is being celebrated in Albuquerque. And to honor Pyle’s journalistic legacy, the Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation presented its first annual scholarship to a C&J student. The deserving winner was Andres del Aguila, a multimedia journalism major, who wrote an essay judged by C&J journalism faculty to best represent Pyle’s high journalistic standards. 

For more information about the scholarship and the Pyle Day celebrations, see https://www.abqjournal.com/1030683/duke-city-to-mark-birthday-of-correspondent-ernie-pyle.