Celebration of Scholarships
William C. Huffman Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship History

Diana L. Huffman established the William C. Huffman Endowed Scholarship in 2012, in honor of her father, an accomplished educator and university administrator, to support incoming freshmen students in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Diana L. Huffman is currently a Merrill Senior Lecturer.

Donor Statement

Dr. William C. Huffman (1910-1988) was an accomplished educator and university administrator. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Huffman received his bachelors and masters degrees from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. After teaching at the high school level, Dr. Huffman’s career brought him to the University of Louisville in 1947 as a professor of Business Administration. In 1953, Dr. Huffman became dean of University of Louisville’s University College. From 1973 until his retirement in 1976, Dr. Huffman served as Vice President of the University of Louisville Foundation.

Dr. Huffman’s daughter, Diana L. Huffman, joined the faculty in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland in 1998 as the Baltimore Sun Distinguished Lecturer and currently is a Merrill Senior Lecturer.

Before joining the faculty, Diana served as managing editor of National Journal and as editor of Legal Times in Washington, DC. She also worked as a radio and TV reporter in New York City and Louisville, Kentucky. Diana served as a senior aide in the U.S. Senate for 10 years, as staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee (1987 - 1991) and as legislative director for Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) from 1992-1996. She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University, an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Northwestern University. In honor of her father’s commitment to education and philanthropy, Diana Huffman established an endowed fund to support incoming freshman students from Prince George’s County, Maryland and Washington, D.C. at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

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