Darren and Julie Rinehart
Darren and Julie Rinehart

Julie Rinehart will receive her bachelor’s degree from the UofL College of Education and Human Development on Friday.

So will her 54-year-old father, Darren Rinehart. 

“Graduating with my dad, that’s just the cherry on top of the sundae,” Julie said. 

Julie’s time on campus included a role with the UofL Marching Band. Once Darren enrolled in classes, he also joined the band. 

“We got questioned by quite a few people, but I think we both knew it was really awesome — too great of an opportunity to miss out on,” Julie said. 

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Mark Hebert
Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.