BETHANY, W.Va. — Emmy Award-winning producer Jhamal K. Robinson— a 1998 Bethany alumnus who serves as Executive in Charge of Production for the Style Network in Los Angeles—will deliver the Keynote Address for the 28th annual Kalon Scholarship Luncheon to be held March 24 at Bethany College. The luncheon is part of the Kalon Leadership Scholarship Competition, which recognizes incoming students who possess special leadership potential.
“We are honored to welcome Jhamal Robinson as Keynote Speaker for this important event,” stated Bethany College President, Dr. Scott D. Miller. “The Kalon Scholarship Luncheon gives future students with exceptional potential an opportunity to be inspired by successful alumni, and Jhamal is one who has achieved excellence in his field, building on the base of knowledge and experience that he received at Bethany.”
Candidates for the Kalon Scholarship are chosen from high school seniors across the nation based on demonstrated achievement in leadership, a superior academic record and a required essay on an assigned topic. Bethany College hosts potential scholarship recipients during Kalon Weekend, giving them the opportunity to tour the campus and participate in events such as the luncheon and a variety of leadership seminars. Following the luncheon and Keynote Address, three-person teams composed of a Bethany faculty or staff member, a current Bethany student and an alumnus conduct in-depth interviews of each candidate to complete the evaluation process.
Robinson began his television career as a nightly news anchor for BethCom TV-14, Bethany’s campus-based station. Since then, he has worked with some of the most prominent TC television studios, including Paramount, Disney, Warner Brothers, and Fox. He became one of the youngest executives in the industry at age 25 with a position at E! Entertainment Networks and has received four Emmy nominations, winning the award for Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts for his work on “Clean House: Messiest Home in the Country.”
In his current position at the Style Network, Robinson manages in-house productions from “green light” through airing. He is also a philanthropist to several organizations, including PRIDE, The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign, and Young Life—a national organization committed to giving kids alternatives to drugs and violence.
Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.