Southeastern student receives top scholarship from broadcasters
Thursday, March 31, 2016
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – A Southeastern Louisiana University student was recognized with a top scholarship
for her achievements by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.
Communication major Miranda Fleig of Slidell, a student production director at KSLU radio, received the LAB scholarship at LAB’s recent Prestige Awards luncheon in Baton Rouge.
The 2016 scholarship marked the third consecutive year that a Southeastern student has received the scholarship.
“This honor to Miranda recognizes the personal and intense efforts she has placed in her work at our university radio station,” said Karen Fontenot, dean of the College Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. “The fact that Southeastern students have won these scholarships for the past three years attests to the quality of teaching, real-world experience and professional preparation they have received at the university.”
A native of Baltimore, Fleig will receive a $4,000 scholarship to be used next year as she completes her studies in communication and prepares for graduate school. With a strong background in science, she hopes to combine that interest with her radio experience and earn a master’s degree in science communication.
Fleig serves as KSLU’s on-air broadcaster with a five-day per week morning show. She hosts the blues show “Dirt Road” and the progressive rock show “Perpetual Change.” As the student production manager, she also puts together promo spots and weekend shows.
“I love that I can talk to the public about things relevant to our community,” she said. “In radio, there is so much work behind the scenes, and I love producing shows and making sure the sound and content meet professional levels. I see this as a career opportunity or at least a valuable skill I can use in the future.”
KSLU-90.9FM, the only public educational radio station on the north shore, was recognized in 2014 as the Best College Radio Station in the South by the Southeast Journalism Conference held annually to evaluate university work in student print and broadcast media.