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,
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.