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For Immediate Release

Munn awarded Farm Bureau Vines Scholarship

4/14/2011 at 12:00 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Allison Munn of Pocahontas, a junior broadcast journalism major at Arkansas State University, is the 2011 recipient of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship. The award was announced at the University’s College of Communications Honors Banquet April 13.

Munn is the daughter of David and Mary Munn and hopes to pursue a career in television news. She has a 3.63 grade point average and has been employed at KAIT-TV in Jonesboro since 2008 while she completes her education.

Munn has gained valuable experience at the station as a camera, audio and graphics operator and in news as an associate producer. She says one of her most memorable experiences was covering the 2008 ice storm.

“Literally just seconds before the six o-clock news was scheduled to end the power went out at the station,” Munn recalls. “With the help of just about everyone we were able to power two lights, a microphone and camera with a live truck. For seven hours, anchors, reporters and anyone else who was able to help gave information to the public about the storm. Just knowing I was in a business that would work so hard, even though there was no electricity at the station, made me love the television business even more.”

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 broadcast major at Arkansas State.  


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Mary Jackson-Pitts (left), interim chair of the Department of Radio-Television in the College of Communications at Arkansas State University, presents the 2011 Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship to Allison Munn of Pocahontas, a junior Broadcast Journalism major at the annual College of Communications awards banquet in Jonesboro April 13.


Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of almost 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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