Pump up the jam

She’s got spirit

As a junior, communication major Vanessa Richardson is already launching her broadcasting career. Vanessa is the on-court emcee for the Indiana Pacers basketball team and it’s her job to energize the crowd of 18,000+ during timeouts. Back on campus, she covers the Colts, Pacers, and her favorite, the Indianapolis 500, on the campus radio station, WICR 88.7 FM. Vanessa also works with UIndy TV and has an upcoming internship with WTHR, the local NBC station. These experiences are giving her a launch pad for a career that is poised to take off. “UIndy faculty and staff care deeply about the success of its students,” she says. “It’s a place where you can learn, network, and grow personally and professionally.”