Congratulations Brooke and Ashley!
Congratulations are in order for Brooke Burdge and Ashley WennersHerron, both seniors at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, who are the first recipients of the Casey Feldman Award.
Both women are friends of Casey and are fellow Communication students who have worked with Casey on the Fordham Lincoln Center newspaper, The Observer. The award is funded by the Casey A. Feldman Memorial Endowed Fund, and will provide support for the recipients, who are each pursuing a degree in Communication and Media Studies.
This year, as a tribute to Casey’s graduating class, the award was given to two students, who will each receive $2000. With the financial support of the fund, the recipients are able to take advantage of an unpaid internship in their area of interest in the Communications field.
In the upcoming spring semester, Brooke will be interning at The Ritz-Carlton Central Park as the marketing and sales assistant for the
entertainment division Her duties will include market research for upcoming events in NYC as well as research and analysis on other New York luxury hotels in the Ritz-Carlton competitive set. Brooke will also be providing customer service and sales assistance for potential clients and current guests.
Ashley will be interning for the second consecutive semester in the medical unit at CNN. She will continue contributing to Paging Dr. Gupta”, Sanjay Gupta’s CNN blog, and researching in the edit bay. Additionally, she will begin associate producing packages for broadcast and writing articles for cnn.com/health.