Celebrating Our Past with an Eye on the Future

Each year, the Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a first-year strategic public relations graduate student with an interest in corporate/investor relations and reputation management.

We recently had the pleasure to meet this year’s scholarship award recipient, Madeline Leon, a graduate student at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, who is now studying to obtain a master’s degree in public relations and advertising.

Madeline Leon at a recent PondelWilkinson virtual staff meeting.

Cecilia Wilkinson, who passed in 2006, was a founding member of our firm, and has been honored since 2007 with an endowed scholarship fund in her memory for graduate students at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

“I am so happy I was awarded the scholarship!” said Leon. “USC Annenberg was my number one graduate school choice, and I’m grateful I will be attending with the support I need to accomplish my goals.”

Madeline is looking forward to using her expanded capabilities in communications to have a positive impact on nonprofit organizations and corporate social marketing. She currently is interning at the USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking as a social media assistant.

Good luck Madeline!

George Medici, gmedici@pondel.com