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Mac Wall Speaks at 2014 UC Business Forum


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Wednesday, April 16, University of the Cumberlands (UC) Hutton School of Business hosted the 7th annual Business Forum for Young Professionals.

The business forum is designed to prepare young professionals as they enter the business workforce. Industry professionals share their professional experiences and discuss ways in which businesses can thrive, not just survive, in any financial climate. The theme for 2014 was “Shining a Light on Economic Recovery.”

One of the speakers was Mac Wall, who was the Executive Director of Kentucky Educational Television (Retired). Mac Wall served in programming, production and executive positions in public TV and radio, and concluded a forty-year career as executive director of Kentucky Educational Television. After working with statewide systems in MS, SC, LA, OK and FL, Wall joined KET in 2003.

He served as board chair for American Public Television, the National Educational Telecommunications Association and served on the board of the Association of American Public Television Stations and was selected for its Advocacy Award in 2002. He is a Rotarian and serves as a Regional of 34 worldwide. He served on the Leadership KY board, the Leadership Oklahoma board and other community organizations.

The forum was founded by Mr. J. Hunt Perkins. Perkins, a geologist, is president of J. Hunt Perkins and Associates, Inc.; a Lexington firm established in 1983 that specializes in oil and gas exploration services, gas well drilling and field exploration services. A current member of Cumberlands Board of Trustees, his strong association with the university extends back to when his mother served more than ten years as the bursar for then Cumberland College.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.