SABEW, South Carolina name recipients of Morrow Scholarship
The 2021 recipients of the David J. Morrow Scholarship for Business Journalism at the University of South Carolina are Jade Crooks, Stephen Pastis and Shelby Naillon.
Crooks, a junior, is a career studio peer educator for the USC Career Center and a copy editor for South Carolina’s student newspaper, The Daily Gamecock.
Naillon is a senior and an account executive with The Carolina Agency, a marketing-communications firm.
Pastis, a junior, is the arts and culture editor for The Daily Gamecock.
The Morrow Scholarship is a partnership between the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina and Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. The award is given annually to students studying business journalism at South Carolina.
The scholarship is named in honor of David J. Morrow, an alumnus of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at USC. Morrow was a prominent financial journalist who died of pancreatic cancer in January 2010 at age 49.
At the time of his death, Morrow was a SABEW board member and the first Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Before accepting that appointment, he had served for eight years as editor-in-chief of TheStreet.com. Morrow’s business journalism career also included stints at The New York Times, Smart Money and Fortune magazines and the Detroit Free Press.
Michelle LaRoche, Baldwin Endowed Chair in Business and Financial Journalism at South Carolina, oversees the fellowship program and worked with the students.