Northern Michigan University student Samantha Carter of Marquette was recently awarded a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) Scholarship. Carter is a sophomore media production and new technology major with a minor in political science. She received the scholarship at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo in Lansing.
The MABF awarded $26,500 this year to students from Michigan colleges and universities with active broadcasting programs. Recipients were nominated by faculty or the sponsoring station and ratified by the MABF Board of Directors.
Carter received the WBKB-TB, WBKP-TV, WBUP-TV, WOLV-FM, WCCY-AM, WHKB-FM & The Stephan A. Marks Foundation Scholarship.
“I was delighted to hear that I was awarded this scholarship,” Carter said. “I love working at WNMU TV-13 because my mentors help me grow as a media professional and learn new skills. Being a member of the media community has been an exciting experience, and I am looking forward to learning as much as I can during my time at NMU.”
Eric Smith, director of broadcast and AV services at NMU, nominated Carter along with WNMU-TV producer/director Bob Thomson.
“Samantha was nominated not only for her skills as a member of the production crew, but also because she takes the initiative to continually involve herself in areas such as producing, directing, camera work and instant replay,” Smith said. “Students who graduate from NMU’s multi-media program consistently do well in the broadcast industry and we believe Ms. Carter has a very bright future in this field.”
For more information about the MABF scholarships, visit www.michmab.com/mabf.