Noelle Larino, a rising junior at Marymount University, was awarded the Hester B. Provensen and Jean C. Miller Scholarship by the Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C., at its end-of-year luncheon June 6. The merit-based scholarship is awarded annually to a woman majoring in communication, speech or a similar field of study.
“Noelle is very dedicated and hard-working,” said her advisor, Dr. Megan McFarlane, assistant professor of communication. McFarlane noted that Larino competed against students across the D.C. area as a sophomore and that winners are typically juniors.
A communication major with a minor in public history from Great Meadows, N.J., Larino maintains a 4.0 GPA and is in Marymount’s honors program. During her sophomore year, she served on the Campus Ministry Leadership Team and was selected among all honors students and Student Government Association representatives to moderate an MU faculty panel on the #metoo movement. She presented a paper at the 2018 Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Sciences Conference at George Mason University in April.
She is on the staff of the school’s newspaper, The Banner, and will serve this year as managing editor. She will receive the 2018-2019 Cornell Scholarship Award, given to a communication major in memory of alumnus Daniel Mack Cornell, who passed away in 1995. Her research on female public speaking has been accepted for presentation at the 2018 Women and Gender Studies Annual Conference at George Mason University, which will be held in November.
She plans to intern at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum next summer.
“My career goal is to work in museum public programming, particularly in the D.C. area,” Larino said. “Basically what that entails is deciding what programs and exhibits to implement at museums so visitors will have an enjoyable experience.”
Her interests include reading and visiting local museums and historical sites around the country.
Dr. Megan McFarlane and Noelle Larino, a rising junior at Marymount University, are shown at the end-of-the-year luncheon of the Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C., where Larino was awarded the Hester B. Provensen and Jean C. Miller Scholarship.