Award honors memory of Arkansas farm broadcasting pioneer
Clayton Holderfield of Cabot (Lonoke County) is the 2019 recipient of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship. The award was announced at Arkansas State University’s Department of Media Student Honors Banquet in Jonesboro on April 4.
Holderfield is the son of Mike and Tammie Mathis. He plans to graduate in December with a degree in Creative Media Production.
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 A-State.
Following graduation, Holderfield hopes to pursue a career in live sports production. He has produced live pregame shows for home football games, run camera for a number of football and volleyball games, and directed production of the 2018 Sunbelt Conference Indoor Track and Field championships for ESPN3. He now directs production of all football games that also air on ESPN3.
“I am very grateful to receive this scholarship,” Holderfield said. “It will certainly help me complete my degree this fall and as I begin pursuit of a career in sports production. I appreciate Arkansas Farm Bureau supporting creative media students and am honored to be selected this year.”
Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 190,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.
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