I was lucky enough to know what career I wanted at an early age and that allowed me to find a university that was tailored to my needs. WKU exceeded my expectations. Western Kentucky University has one of the top broadcasting schools in the country, and as a broadcasting major I was afforded an opportunity to work in my field while attending classes. I don’t know of any other university that allows you to work as a professional at a professional station while obtaining your degree. WKU-PBS is truly what brought me to WKU as an out-of-state student. With the hands on opportunity I received at WKU-PBS I learned more quickly than I would ever learn in a classroom. And before I knew it I was working on shows that would touch the local community as well as broadcasting live sports that would be seen across the nation. I produced episodes of our Emmy award winning show, MainStreet, which allowed me to see people and places around Kentucky and fall in love with my new home. I directed our public affairs program, Outlook, and I was even nominated for an Emmy while still in college! Without WKU and the incredible staff at WKU-PBS, I wouldn’t have found myself in my career at a company that was started by two proud WKU Alumni who worked and grew at WKU-PBS just like me.
Being an out of state student, I was so grateful to have found a new home in Kentucky. Western Kentucky University prides itself on being a leading American University with international reach. WKU showed me how independent I can be, and how far I could go, so I decided to also participate in WKU’s study abroad program in Harlaxton, England. The beautiful manor house in the rolling countryside of the United Kingdom is as grand, majestic and amazing as it sounds. WKU and Harlaxton together gave me places to call home, taught me who I was, and ultimately gave me the ability to do what I love. The Spirit does indeed make the Master. Go Tops!