Three WGLS-FM Members Earn Scholarships


Dale Hamstra and Jennifer O’Donnell at Sunday’s College of Communication and Creative Arts award ceremony on Sunday at Rowan University.

Dale Hamstra, Jennifer O’Donnell, and Jackson Baird earned scholarships for their academic achievements and contributions to WGLS-FM.

Baird received the Salva Family WGLS-FM Scholarship, which is awarded to a junior heading into his senior year. A native of Rockaway, New Jersey, Baird is WGLS-FM’s Public Affairs Director and host of A Community Affair. Also, he is a frequent contributor to the Rowan Radio Sports Department. 

Back in February, Baird won second place in the Best Newscast category of the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts competition for an interview conducted with then New Jersey Senate candidates Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan; and political analyst Harry Hurley.

Meanwhile, Hamstra won the Friedman Family Scholarship. Soon to enter his second year as WGLS-FM Co-Operations Manager, the Galloway, NJ native is a Radio, TV, and Film major and produces the weekly talk show The American Dream, which airs on Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Also, Hamstra hosts three shows on Rowan Radio including a Wednesday night rock program.

Jennifer O’Donnell, who received the Cindy Nannay Scholarship, is a Radio, TV, and Film major with a 3.88 GPA. Over the past year, O’Donnell has served as an on-air DJ at WGLS-FM, including as a co-host on the Wednesday morning Early Bird Special. Last year, O’Donnell was named a finalist at the 2013 RTF Media Festival for an audio production titled Til Death Do Us Part.


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