Ryan Vennell, a senior from Chatham, IL, is a first-year Spirit Master majoring in Broadcasting with a TV/Film Production concentration. A student in the WKU Honors College, he is the recipient of the National/International Academic Scholarship, the Kentucky Broadcaster’s Association-Harry Barfield Scholarship, and the Charles. M. Anderson Scholarship. Ryan works on campus at WKYU-PBS and runs camera for Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network (HSSN) productions. He has also worked as a freelance utility for ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Ryan studied abroad at Harlaxton College during the spring 2012 semester, travelled to London, UK for a journalism class in the fall semester of 2012, and studied abroad in Costa Rica in May 2013. A student in the WKU Honors College, Ryan is a member of the Honors Club Student Planning Board, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, and Kappa Tau Alpha Honors Society for Journalism and Mass Communication. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, he has served as a counselor for H4, the Honors College freshmen orientation retreat.
Favorite Place on Campus: Centennial Mall in the spring.
Favorite Quote: “And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”- Abraham Lincoln