Nate DeSpain
Nate DeSpain

Nate DeSpain made a promise to his grandmother shortly before she died that he would go to college. 

Fifteen years later, including a 5-year stint in the Marine Corps, the Kentucky native is following through on his word. On Saturday, he will receive his diploma from the University of Louisville. 

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.