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Mekialaya White Announced as Keynote Speaker for UNC's Future Teacher Conference 2023


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Journalist Mekialaya White Announced as Keynote Speaker for UNC's 2023 Future Teacher Conference

University of Northern Colorado is excited to announce its 2023 Future Teacher Conference keynote speaker Mekialaya White (’08), a proud native of Colorado Springs. White is currently working her dream job as a weekday anchor at CBS News Colorado. She credits her start in TV, however, to the University of Northern Colorado. A proud UNC alumnus, White double-majored in journalism and communications before pursuing a journalism career to empower and serve others.  

White has earned a variety of storytelling awards, including an honor from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for feature and weather coverage. In 2022, White was selected by Denver Urban Spectrum newspaper as one of the city's "African Americans Who Make a Difference." She also works closely with Colorado nonprofit Raise the Future to highlight Wednesday's Child, an initiative that helps displaced youths find family permanency. In her downtime, White loves to adventure, cook, savor time with her husband, family and friends, and volunteer in her community.  

UNC welcomes Mekialaya White to share her inspiring journey at our 2023 Future Teacher Conference!