Telecommunications major to serve as Bellisario College student marshal

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A telecommunications major who chose Penn State from the other side of the world will represent the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications as its student marshal during the University’s summer commencement exercises Aug. 12 in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Ka Hee Lee, complemented her consistent dean’s list status with four years as a volunteer for the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON). She selected Penn State for her undergraduate education because of the quality of its academic programs, the diversity of its student body and the opportunity to serve others.

“I chose Penn State because I wanted a college that offered a wide variety of programs and activities and was surrounded by students from all over the world,” she said. “I really wanted to get involved in THON after knowing about it, which led me to participate every year.”

Lee made the most of all of those opportunities. She also completed internships with ACOM International in Seoul, South Korea; was a staff member for the Ultra Music Festival in Seoul; and served as web coordinator for the Student Organization for Sustainable Development Goals on the University Park campus.

She focused on telecommunications because of her appreciation for radio and television, and because of her understanding of the practical preparation the major provided.

“I wanted to become a person who could execute the program and also create and produce contents behind the scenes. Telecommunications suited me perfectly,” Lee said. “Among my favorite classes was television studio production. I was able to obtain hands-on experience in many studio operations and the practical lessons every week were a great opportunity for me to experience every part of TV production.”

Outside of the classroom, she utilized many of those same skills as a member of 46 Live — the effort driven by communications students to produce the annual THON webcast.

Lee plans to return home after commencement and start moving toward her eventual career goal of becoming a television producer.

Last Updated August 10, 2017