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For Immediate Release

ASU junior receives Farm Bureau Vines Scholarship

Award honors memory of Arkansas farm broadcasting pioneer

4/15/2010 at 12:00 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Shannon O’Nale of Cabot, a junior broadcast journalism major at Arkansas State University, is the 2010 recipient of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship. The award was announced at the University’s College of Communications Honors Banquet April 14.

O’Nale is the 21-year-old daughter of Sharon Ray and hopes to pursue a career in television news. She has a 3.65 grade point average and is a news anchor for ASU-TV, the campus television station.

“I am honored that Arkansas Farm Bureau considered me worthy of this support,” O’Nale said. “I’m looking forward to my senior year and this will definitely help me complete my education.”

As a young girl O’Nale would watch the news on KTHV, Channel 11 in Little Rock and take notes, dreaming of one day being a television news anchor.

“Since my time here at ASU, I have been able to see this dream may soon become a reality as I have been given many opportunities to pursue my goal,” she said. O’Nale is pursuing an internship this summer in the news department of the station she watched as a child, Today’s THV.

Arkansas Farm Bureau endows the scholarship, which honors the memory of Marvin Vines, farm director for more than 25 years at Little Rock radio station KAAY. Since 1980, it’s been awarded annually to a deserving broadcast major at Arkansas State.  


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Ken Moore of Arkansas Farm Bureau's Public Relations department presents the 2010 Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship to Shannon O'Nale of Cabot, a junior Broadcast Journalism major at Arkansas State University, April 14. Students were recognized for their achievement this past year during the College of Communications Honors Banquet in Jonesboro.


Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 220,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.


For more information contact:

Steve Eddington
(501) 228-1383
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203


Ken Moore
(501) 228-1512
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

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