Grace Newton joined The Mesquite in Spring 2012 as campus news reporter and photographer. She is a non-traditional student with 20 years’ experience in public relations and has served as public information officer for North Lake College of the Dallas County Community College District, and St. Philip’s and Palo Alto Colleges of the Alamo Colleges. She served as Director of Public Relations for KLRN-TV in San Antonio from 1992 to 1995. A communications major and sociology minor, she is the recipient of the 2012 Ajay Castro Scholarship for Re-Entering Women awarded by the Association for Women in Communications San Antonio Professional Chapter. She is a 1983 graduate of East Central High School and is the mother of four children, ranging in age from 15-21.