DENTON — Hailey Sutton is among nine University of North Texas students who received scholarships from UNT’s Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism.

She is the daughter of Bobby and Natalie Sutton of Red Oak and a 2012 graduate of Red Oak High School.

Sutton entered the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute in fall 2016 to earn her master of journalism degree in sports broadcasting. She will graduate in May 2018 and is currently a sports reporter for the Prosper Press and production associate with Mean Green Productions, as well as a former intern with ESPN Radio in Dallas. Sutton received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in 2016.

The graduate institute was established in 1999 after UNT’s Department of Journalism received a gift from the Frank & Sue Mayborn Foundation Fund at the Communities Foundations of Texas. Frank W. Mayborn was the longtime editor, publisher and owner of the Temple Daily Telegram and the Killeen Daily Herald in Central Texas and owner of KCEN-TV, Temple’s NBC affiliate. After her husband’s death in 1987, Sue Mayborn assumed his duties as editor, publisher and owner of the Temple Daily Telegram and the Killeen Daily Herald. She also served as owner and president of KCEN-TV until 2009.

The Mayborn Graduate Institute offers the only nationally accredited professional master’s program in journalism at a Texas college or university. Through the Mayborn Foundation Fund, the institute is able to offer scholarships for one academic year. Scholarship winners may apply to renew their scholarships for an additional year.

The free-standing institute is housed in the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, which was established at UNT in 2009 and also houses five tracks that administer undergraduate degrees.