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Ellie Stafford is Miss Arkansas State University 2019

Johnathan Reaves,KASU News

On February fifth, Ellie Stafford won the crown at the 45th annual contest.  Stafford is a strategic communication major in the College of Liberal Arts and Communication, and a Chancellor’s List student.  Stafford also won the Beth Damphousse Talent Award and the Kelly Damphousse Interview Award.  She received scholarship money from Arkansas State and she will compete this summer in the Miss Arkansas competition.  I talked with Stafford in this interview and asked her about her love for Arkansas State University, which she says started as a little girl.  Click here for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.