KPRC Local 2 anchor to deliver December commencement address
11.12.2014 | By Amanda Booren
PASADENA, Texas – Mr. Khambrel Marshall, KPRC Local 2 meteorologist and host of “Houston Newsmakers,” will speak to December graduates at San Jacinto College’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.
The December commencement ceremony will bring together San Jacinto College graduates from each of the three campuses for one combined ceremony. It will take place at 2 p.m., at Minute Maid Park, on Dec. 14.
“Khambrel Marshall is not only a well-recognized television personality in Houston, he is a tireless advocate for many causes, including education,” said San Jacinto College Chancellor, Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “He cares about the issues in our region, understands the challenges we face, and encourages conversation around these issues and challenges, to find opportunities and solutions. I look forward to hearing his speech during our commencement ceremony.”
Mr. Marshall has had a multifaceted career in broadcasting. While studying for his broadcasting degree from Arizona State University, he began his first job in television as weekend sports anchor in Phoenix. Through the years, he was sports reporter, sports director, then primary news anchor in Miami before joining KPRC-TV as weekday anchor in May 1999. Mr. Marshall took a newsroom leadership role as executive producer for several years, before accepting a position as weekend meteorologist. This self proclaimed “weather geek” earned his Broadcast Meteorology Certification from Mississippi State University.
He has won numerous awards in journalism and community service. Among them is one of broadcasting's top awards, the Emmy, for a feature series titled "Guardians at Sea," chronicling the efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard to rescue Cuban and Haitian refugees crossing the Florida Straits. He is actively involved with the march of Dimes, YMCA of Greater Houston, and Goodwill Industries of Houston.
With a focus on helping students complete what they start, San Jacinto College has implemented many student success initiatives over the past several years. This has resulted in more than 5,000 students earning their credentials from San Jacinto College in each of the last two academic years. This is nearly double the number of graduates from the 2006-2007 academic year.
More information about the San Jacinto College commencement ceremony can be found at sanjac.edu/graduation.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.