COM majors in the news! Quad editor-in-chief Kenneth Ayres has been awarded the 2013 Kalas Award, given annually to the Philadelphia-area college student who demonstrates the greatest commitment to a career in sports broadcasting.
If you're around media at WCU, you already know Kenny. You'll find him on the air at WCUR, editing stories for the Quad, and constantly helping fellow students to sharpen their media skills. He's plenty busy off-campus as well: His internships have included stints with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and WBCB in Levittown.
As part of the award, Kenny received a $1,500 check and a plaque at a special ceremony preceding the Phillies game on Wednesday, August 21.
When you see Kenny on campus this Fall, congratulate him on the award, and when you see him on a sports broadcast down the road, tell your friends that you knew him when he was an up-and-coming COM major at WCU!
Watch Kenny receiving his award here before the start of the game in this MLB.com video...