LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Viamedia, the television industry's leading independent provider of outsourced local television advertising services on behalf of cable companies, and Hardee's Restaurants LLC today named Emily Roberts from Clay County, Kentucky the winner of its 2014 Hardee's® $10,000 College Fund Contest. A political science major at Eastern Kentucky University who has helped raise thousands of dollars for cancer patients. Roberts was selected based on her commitment to community service and academic excellence.
"On behalf of Viamedia, I congratulate Emily on winning this important award," said Mark Lieberman, President and CEO, Viamedia. "Our company feels strongly in investing in the next generation and local education. We know that Emily will continue her hard work both in school and in her community."
"We are thrilled to announce the winner of this scholarship and to allow Emily to continue doing amazing work within the community and in the classroom," said Mindi McGinnis Bertram, Marketing Liaison, Heritage Assets, Hardee's®. "We look forward to watching her blossom and succeed."
"This scholarship allows me to continue focusing on doing well in school and community service projects that I feel passionately about," said Roberts. "I am so grateful for this award which offers my family and I much needed peace of mind."
Roberts is a freshman studying at Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to helping raise thousands of dollars for local cancer patients and the Cancer Coalition, Roberts is a peer tutor for special needs students.
The companies announced the scholarship in August and was open to Central Kentucky students enrolled in a Kentucky college or University by December 31, 2014, who have a 2.5 GPA or higher and are at least 17 years old.
Headquartered in New York City, NY and Lexington, KY, Viamedia is a leading provider of outsourced local advertising sales services. The company specializes in selling DMA-based advertising to local, regional and national advertisers on behalf of U.S. cable and telecommunications service providers, utility companies and municipalities. For more information on Viamedia, visit www.viamediatv.com