04 July 1966


Juan Capello Chile
Peter G. Kramer USA
Alejandro Galvis Colombia
Yvonne Beltzer USA
Vivien G. Carrington Jamaica
Margaret Therese Laino USA
Héctor Olave Chile
Michael J. Nickolay USA
Gerard M. Samuel Trinidad
Rosa María Atella Uruguay
Gerardo Luzuriaga Ecuador
Daniel Drosdoff USA
Luis Espindola de Carvalho Brazil
  Testimony of Scholarship Winners    

He used his scholarship to study at the Universidad de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Immediately afterwards he was employed by United Press International in Buenos Aires. Promotions followed and he was Caribbean Division Manager, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “The scholarship,” he wrote, “helped me get my first job with UPI in Argentina in 1967. I have been with them ever since”.

From Goiania, Brazil, he spent his scholarship year at the University of Texas in Austin.. He was editor of the Diarios Asociados newspaper group in Goiania. He said “the course I took at the University of Texas contributed greatly to improve my knowledge of the nature and consequences of news”.

Olave started his career in journalism as a reporter for Las Ultimas Noticias in Santiago, Chile, where he became director in 1982. He attended graduate school at the University of Kansas and Macalester College in St. Paul. After returning to Chile he was deputy chief of information at the daily El Sur, in Concepcion, director of La Tercera, and editor of information services for El Mercurio. He was executive producer of news for the television program Sabado Gigante in Miami. He founded and directed Primera Hora, San Juan, and was also director of El Nuevo Dia in Puerto Rico. He won Chile’s National Journalism Award in 2003.

A graduate in Economics from the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, Galvis was awarded an IAPA scholarship to study at Michigan State University where he earned a Master’s in Business Management. “It was also very interesting to learn about the many newspapers that I visited – thanks to the IAPA their doors were opened and I was able to learn all about modern tecnology. I am very grateful for the great opportunity I had,” he later said. He is currently corporate president for Galvis Ramirez y Cía, owner of the newspaper Vanguardia Liberal, Bucaramanga, where he worked for 35 years as manager and director. And which includes six regional newspapers and cable television.