We are pleased to announce that we will be working with Wayne State University’s Department of Communication’s Journalism program to administer a scholarship in Dan Sicko‘s name for the next three years. The first scholarship should be given out this spring. We have will have more details to share at our upcoming conference.
In the meantime, we will leave you with a quote from the WSU’s journalism program Jack Lessenberry (pictured above) summing up why Wayne has agreed to help us celebrate Dan:
As a journalist, a Detroiter and a historian of sorts, I think it would be almost impossible to overstate the importance of the Detroit Sound Conservancy and its efforts to make our rich musical heritage deservedly better known. We cannot, after all, build the future without knowing our past. And without any doubt, one of the pioneers who deserves to be better known is Dan Sicko who died in 2011. He was a huge figure in the establishment of techno music scholarship who left us far too early. Wayne State is deeply honored that Carleton Gholz and the Conservancy have made this scholarship available to one of our students in his name. This will hopefully make it a little easier for a member of the next generation to launch his or her career, which is something I believe Sicko would have been very pleased to see happen.
To learn more about our work with Dan’s legacy please read here.