Former Prof Donates To Start WKU Broadcasting Fellowship
November 14, 2008 at 5:04 AM (PT)
Former WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY VP/Information Technology Dr. CHARLES ANDERSON and his wife FAYE have donated $100,000 to the school to create the CHARLES M. ANDERSON Public Broadcasting Fellowship. ANDERSON's gift will start an endowment which will, when fully founded, offer up to three fellowships per year allowing WKU School of Journalism and Broadcasting students to work at the school's PBS affiliate WKYU-TV and noncommercial WKU PUBLIC RADIO network.
"The funds will provide the tuition costs for these students to enroll in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting internship program, pay them an hourly wage, and provide a cash stipend for their efforts," said WKU Dir./Educational Telecommunications JACK HANES. "This program will benefit students in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at WKU by providing them with an in-depth exposure to the professional environment of WKU PUBLIC BROADCASTING, working side-by-side with some of the best broadcasting professionals in the nation. At the same time, the fellowship program will benefit the operations of WKU PUBLIC BROADCASTING by providing the valuable human resources of additional staffing in the areas of radio news and video production."
Senior broadcasting major LINDSAY PETERS has been named the first recipient of the fellowship.