By: E&P Staff
The Arizona Republic has established a memorial scholarship at Arizona State University to honor Jeffrey “Doz” Dozbaba, the paper’s recently retired managing editor.
Dozbaba, who died July 7 at age 58, after battling lung cancer, worked at The Arizona Republic for 31 years, starting as a copy editor and ascending to sports editor, assistant managing editor, senior editor and managing editor for audience development. He retired in June 2009.
The new scholarship in Dozbaba’s name will help print journalism students further their education at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Arizona Republic has pledged to contribute $2,500 to the fund each year for five years and has invited its employees to make additional donations.
“Jeff provided guidance and mentorship to many young journalists, so the scholarship established in his name is a fitting tribute to him,” Randy Lovely, the Arizona Republic’s editor and vice president for news, said in a statement. “He believed in preparing each generation of journalists and gave generously of his time and expertise.”
Donations to the Jeffrey Dozbaba Memorial Scholarship Fund can be sent to: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University, 555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004-1248 ATTN: Jeffrey Dozbaba Memorial Scholarship Fund. Others may contact Liz Bernreuter at 602-496-9444 or at email@example.com. Checks should be made payable to the ASU Foundation.