AnaLee Rodriguez, a Communications Major and junior at Gwynedd-Mercy College has been awarded a $1000 scholarship from the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society (PPRS).
PPRS selects one student scholarship application every year and awards them with a literal giant check and $1000 to be used for the following academic year at the student’s college or university.
AnaLee has a 3.8 GPA and is a member of the Dean’s List. Also in June she was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Women’s Track & Field Academic All-Area Team. The squad is comprised of student-athletes from the NCAA Divisions I, II, and III institutions of the Philadelphia metro region. She is one of 10 athletes to be given this honor and be selected based on her athletic success and skill as well as academic success.
AnaLee is the first track and field thrower athlete in GMC’s history to earn All-Conference honors in three events at the Outdoor Conference Championship Meet. She is a javelin, shot put and discus thrower.
She is also the head editor for the Gwynmercian, which is a student run newspaper at GMC, the head online news blog editor and writer for GMC, a videographer and editor, a graphic designer, a member and officer (secretary) of Sigma Phi Sigma.
AnaLee is also a programming intern at 950 ESPN/97.5 The Fanatic Sports Radio. She wants to become a sports broadcaster and would like to work in sports television, media/graphics, or radio.
AnaLee is the daughter of Nelson and Liana and is an older sister to Amanda Rodriguez. She is a Pennsbury High School 2011 graduate and a Yardley resident.
PHOTO CAP: Pictured from left, Stefanie Bierzonski, Student Development Chair of PPRS; AnaLee Rodriguez; and Joan Z. Nissley, Press Secretary PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs| Public Affairs Office.