Quincy University’s Communication Department awarded scholarships to two talented high school seniors, Jonah Lybeck-Brown from Columbia, Mo., and Lucas Ladenthin from Kansas City, Mo. for the fall of 2022 semester.

“This is an exciting time to launch the new Communication Scholarship. Now more than ever, communities need trusted information,” said Nora Baldner, assistant professor of communication. “Our students broadcast home games, report on campus events, and engage with the campus community on a variety of platforms. This opportunity brings the best and brightest to campus to create content and distribute digital media using ethical engagement practices.”

QU launched the new scholarship initiative for up to four incoming freshman or transfer students entering the 2022-2023 school year. The selection process was held during the School of Fine Arts and Communication Showcase, in February. Recipients were chosen at the discretion of the communication faculty.

Brown is graduating from Fr. Tolton Catholic High School this spring. He plans to major in public relations and strategic communication and play on QU’s sprint football team. Ladenthin is graduating from St. Pius X High School this spring. He plans to major in sports communication and play baseball for the Hawks.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.