Terra Brantley will speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in Andorfer Commons

October 8, 2012

University Forum Welcomes Terra Brantley

Fort Wayne, Ind.—Indiana Tech will host Terra Brantley, WANE-TV news anchor, as the next guest speaker in the University Forum series.

In addition to being part of the University Forum series, the event also commemorates October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The presentation at 6 p.m. October 18 is entitled “Terra Brantley: News Anchor, Domestic Abuse Survivor.”

Brantley joined the news team at WANE-TV in 1993 and now anchors the morning and noon news. In addition to her work in broadcasting, she travels throughout the area as a motivational speaker, discussing the obstacles she has overcome and how she escaped the hardships of domestic violence.

Brantley is an active volunteer in the community and has held leadership positions with numerous organizations. She currently serves on the YWCA’s Circle of Women committee. She’s a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and her honors include the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Indiana Chapter Community Impact Award, the YWCA’s Women of Achievement Award, and The Fort Wayne Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo’s Torch Bearer Award.

She is a Cleveland native and earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Ohio University.

The Indiana Tech University Forum speaker series features a special guest each semester. Previous University Forum speakers include ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage; retired rear admiral David Nash; founder and CEO of AIT Laboratories Dr. Michael Evans; former IU football coach Bill Mallory; the Rev. Rick Hawks; and Hermene Hartman, president and CEO of Hartman Publishing Group, Inc..


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