Commencement scheduled for Saturday at UT Martin
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 1:03 pm
The Messenger 12.07.11
?Journalist and University of Tennessee at Martin alum Jennifer Horbelt will deliver the fall commencement address at UT Martin at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center.
Tickets are not required for admission to the December commencement, where more than 600 degrees are expected to be awarded.
A live webcast will be available at the “View Commencement Live” link on the UT Martin homepage at www.utm.edu.
Ms. Horbelt began working with WPSD Local 6 in Paducah, Ky., in 2007 as a reporter while she was still in her senior year at UT Martin. A year and a half later, she landed the female evening anchor position, which she held at the station until recently accepting a morning anchor position with KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo.
A native Texan, Ms. Horbelt moved to Memphis while in high school.
During her time at UT Martin, she acted as support and development director, news director and on-air talent for campus radio station WUTM-FM 90.3 “The Hawk” and also worked with the West Tennessee PBS affiliate, WLJT-DT, as a camera operator.
Before graduating from UT Martin, she was named Best Television Journalist in the Southeast Journalism Conference and received the Communicator Award of Distinction for a Habitat for Humanity public service announcement.
She graduated from the university in May 2007 as a University Scholar.
While working at WPSD, Ms. Horbelt earned honors from the Kentucky Associated Press Awards along with photojournalists Michael Driver and Chad Darnall. In 2009, she was nominated for a Mid-America Emmy along with several of her peers for their team coverage of the 2009 winter storm.