Scholarship Winner Highlight: Dana Whyte

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Dana Whyte
is the proud recipient of the Peter B. Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship and is continuing her educational journey at Central Michigan University. Read on to learn more about Dana and why she loves broadcasting…

Current school and expected year of graduation:
Central Michigan University, Expected Graduation: May 2018

Name of scholarship you received and year it was received:
Peter B. Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship, Received: 2016

Brief resume and educational background:
News Intern, WJRT ABC12: June 2016-August 2016
Anchor, Reporter and Production Crew, News Central 34: January 2015-Present
Staff Reporter, Central Michigan Life: January 2016-May 2016
MMJ, MHTV’s Sports Central: September 2014-October 2015
Check out Dana’s Website here.
Check out Dana’s LinkedIn profile here.

What made you want to pursue broadcasting as a career?
I want to pursue a career in broadcasting to represent minorities and social justice issues in the media.

What is your favorite class you have taken in school so far and why?
BCA 222: Audio Production, because this class introduced me to editing on Adobe Audition and Premiere Pro which I eventually found a love for.

How has the MAB Foundation helped you in your educational journey?
The MAB Foundation has helped me in my educational journey because they have given me an easier chance to finish college with my scholarship.

More about Dana:

My ultimate career goal is to anchor/report in a top 10 television market!

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