04 July 1968


Fernando Alberto Mata USA
Shirley Christian USA
Donald R. Weekes Jamaica
Kim H. Mandell USA
Zbigniew Koryzma Austria
Juan Manuel Hoyos Colombia
José Mario Vilches Chile
Thomas D. Quinn USA
Enrique Baccaro Uruguay
Alba J. Belandria Venezuela
María Isabel Browne Chile
Ivonne Grace Mackern Argentina
  Testimony of Scholarship Winners    

An Argentine, in spite of the name, received an IAPA scholarship and studied at Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan. On completion of her term she returned to Argentine journalism and she was editor of EI Heraldo, of Concordia. She said that guidance by Professor Thomas Riordan at Hillsdale College and practical experience at The Hillsdale Daily News “have been most valuable aids In my career.

She has been with the Associated Press since fi nishing her year of study in Santiago, and chief of bureau for Chile and Bolivia. Earlier she spent three years covering the United Nations and fi ve years on various international desks in New York. In mid-1979 Miss Christian joined the Latin American department of The Miami Herald.

From Kingston, Jamaica, he was a freelance writer for The Hawthorne News and Sportscaster for BBC in London and New York. He is also coach and advisor of the Recreation Department, University of California at Los Angeles. He spent his scholarship year at the University of Montana, Missoula. His comment: “I have always maintained that that year was too short”.

He attributed a great deal of the improvement at the provincial daily El Telegrafo, of Paysandu, Uruguay, to what he learned at the University of Indiana, Bloomington. He said “Both my brother, Fernando, editor of the paper, and myself as General Manager, have enjoyed IAPA scholarships. Without them we would not have had either the knowledge or personal motivation to make the changes we made.”