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Kylee Rippy ’19 is a communication major and film studies minor whose diligent academic and cocurricular efforts earned her three awards supporting her passion for broadcast media. The Kenneth C. and Anna S. Hogate Media Internship Fund supports internship projects in various types of media, including print, radio, television and internet-based. Sarah Hogate Bacon ’41 and Theodore S. Bacon Jr. established the fund in memory of Mrs. Bacon’s parents.

The award supported Kylee in her 2017 Media Fellows internship working for C-SPAN’s field production team in Washington D.C. “Each day I was covering hearings, lobby events and court cases. I would go out with the crew and set up equipment for the daily live events and even had the opportunity to run the cameras. I was in every building on Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and even the White House. I learned more than I ever thought possible, loving every minute of it,” Kylee said.

Kylee received the Gertrude and G.D. Crain Award for students making the most effective use of the facilities provided by DePauw’s Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media. G.D. Crain was founder of Advertising Age and Crain Communications. His wife Gertrude helped grow Crain Communications into one of the largest privately owned business publishers in the United States. Their son Rance attended DePauw in the Class of 1960.

Kylee also was awarded the Stephen Gentry Scholarship, which was established in 1978 in memory of C. Stephen Gentry ’62, former vice president of West Coast programming for ABC. The Gentry Scholarship supports a student dedicated to excellence in broadcast journalism.

“I have been involved with D3TV since I stepped on DePauw’s campus my freshman year, and it made all the difference for my DPU experience,” Kylee said. “I’m now in my second semester as general manager. My management team is extremely driven and talented and, without them, I would not be as successful as I am. We have driven our views from 6,000 a semester to 6,000 a week. It has been an incredible journey.”

To learn more about how you can connect with DePauw students, contact the Development and Alumni Engagement Office at 800-446-5298.

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