Clark/Eynon Scholarship

This scholarship honors David Clark and Derry Eynon, former Journalism and Technical Communication professors.

Criteria

  • Journalism and Technical Communication Major in good academic standing
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Demonstrates writing ability and documented journalism accomplishments
  • Internship, student media or professional experience

History

After reporting for two newspapers and as news editor of a radio and television station, David Clark became a college teacher. Following professorships at Stanford and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he came to CSU in 1973. During his years as journalism chair the department’s reputation and enrollment increased dramatically. He helped current staff reach their full potential and recruited talented new staff. Later he served as dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (now the College of Liberal Arts), directed the university’s self-study prior to reaccreditation by the North Central Association, was vice-provost for undergraduate studies, and vice chancellor of academic affairs in the Colorado State University System (CSU, University of Southern Colorado and Fort Lewis College). He also was a consultant to the U.S. Surgeon General’s project on Television and Social Behavior, co-authored four textbooks and wrote numerous scholarly articles. He counts his relationships with students, their appreciation for his mentorship, and their success in their professional and personal lives, among his most meaningful rewards.

Derry Eynon came to CSU with a variety of publishing experience, ranging from writer-reporter, managing editor and editor-in-chief with domestic and international agribusiness and metalworking magazines, to working in the back shop of his grandfather's country weekly newspaper. His primary interests were teaching specialized magazine writing and publication management and service to the University and the community at large. Recipient of both the College of Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year and Advisor of the Year Awards, he earned a number of other recognitions, most notably the International Association of Business Communicators/Colorado Service Award. For many years, he served on the Journalism Department and the University Curriculum Committees, supervised the department's internship program and represented CSU on the Colorado High School Press Association Board. He also did consulting for more than 60 public and private organizations. After 23 years as a professor Mr. Eynon returned to industry to become Chief Operating Officer for a publisher serving a computer technology industry worldwide. During his career, he was involved in the start-up of eight periodicals.