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.