History Briefs

INBA Female Leadership

First Female Board Member – Madelyn Mervin, WJOL, Joliet, elected October, 1960

First Female Officer – Zona B. Davis, WCRA, Effingham, Recorder, October, 1969

First Female President – Ann Anderson, WCIA-TV, Champaign, elected October, 1977

Subsequent Female Presidents (years served) –

Char Daley (1986)  Molly Hall (1989)  Gay Martin (1995-96)  Michelle Eccles (2006-07)  Melissa Hahn (2010-2011 – partial second year)   Jennifer Fuller (201-2013)  Susan Stephens (2014-15)  Laura Trendle Polus (2016-17)              Jenna Dooley  (2021-

INBA Dues Levels

Spring, 1955     $5                 Fall,  1971      $10              Spring, 1974          $15
Fall, 1984          $20               Fall, 1990       $25              Fall, 2001               $35

INBA Newsletter Names

1955       Bulletin              1975     NEWSletter           1983       Update   
1985      Newsletter         1990     Tune In                   1999       tuneIN

INBA Scholarship Levels (# of scholarships in parentheses)

1963 – $200 (1)    1973 – $500 (1)    1975 – $750 (2)   1976 – $750 (2, add 1 $500 internship)   1980 – $750 (3 plus 1 $500 internship)    1982 – $750 (4 plus 1 $500 internship)   1985 – $700 (4, no internship)   2007 – $850 (4)   2008 – $1100 (4)  2009 – $1300 (4)    2010 – $1000 (4)   2011 – $1225 (4)   2012 – $1250 (4)   2013 – $1200 (4)   2014 – $1,100 (5)              2015 – $1,500 (5)   2016 – $1,500 (4)   2017 – $1,575 (4)   2018 –  $1,570 (4)   2019 – $1,775 (4)   2020 – $2,000 (4)      2021 – $2,200 (4)

(2014 & 2015 includes one Bob Murray scholarship, funded by his family/friends)                                          (Scholarships were funded entirely by the INBA general fund through 2003; funded partially by INBA and the INBA Foundation 2004 through 2006; funded entirely by the INBA Foundation 2007 forward)

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