Published: Sept. 30, 2020

The Department of Communication is pleased to announce that it awarded two Community Health Education and Retention Scholarships (CHEARS) to fall 2020 recipients Julie Guest and Rafaella Darquea Reyes. This scholarship is intended to help defray tuition costs of learners interested in health broadly construed. 

Guest, a communication major, has witnessed “first-hand how profoundly communication has impacted my personal and professional life.” By earning her degree, she said she hopes “to set an example for my two daughters that if they put their mind to it, anything is possible.”

Darquea Reyes, an international studies and public health major, hails from Quito, Ecuador and has had many experiences with the medical field that have given her a passion for health equity. She hopes to “to create change for those communities that do not have access to the same medical resources.”