The Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has awarded a $1,000 Dean Duncan Scholarship to Nathaly Moreno for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award honors the late, longtime journalism educator at the University of Central Arkansas.
Moreno is a junior at the University of Central Arkansas. A native of Honduras, she is majoring in digital filmmaking and minoring in journalism.
She worked as a writer for her high school newspaper, has worked as a writer and photographer for the UCA yearbook, and plans to work as a photographer for the The Echo, UCA’s student newspaper, during the 2017-18 academic year.
She enjoys collaborating with others and says she has helped and will continue helping classmates and friends with their film projects.
Her goals include becoming a successful filmmaker, making documentaries and short films, while also working as a photojournalist. She would like to work on the staffs of Time and National Geographic magazines, or work as an independent photojournalist.
“Coming from a third-world country,” she says, “I have seen various issues that affect the way people live and how a country develops. I would like to speak about those issues in an audiovisual manner. I also want to explore other countries’ cultures and depict those as well.”
She is a student staff resident assistant at UCA’s Stadium Park Apartments. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, playing guitar and singing.