MCC freshman Destiny Lopez has received the 2013 Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Foundation & Loreen Arbus Foundation “Focus on Disability” Journalist Scholarship. Destiny will be honored at the upcoming Gracie Awards on June 26. In its press release, AWM Foundation Chair Kay Olin praises the essay Destiny submitted for this year's theme A Different Lens: “It’s wonderful to read how students like Destiny express themselves in articulate and creative ways."
Destiny, whose essay recounts her experience "discovering and living" with hearing loss, is passionate about music, and looks forward to a professional career in the music industry. The MCC major and Business of Entertainment and Technology minor says she also hopes to one day host her own talk show to promote the inspiring stories and accomplishments of others.