It was Friday, Jan. 24, when Western Carolina University senior Wyatt Burnette received a call from one of his mentors, former WCU assistant professor Gabe Nucci. Nucci informed him of a valuable freelance opportunity providing postproduction support at Super Bowl 54 in Miami Gardens, Florida.


The only catch was Burnette would have to decide immediately and fly out the next day. After receiving permission from his professors, Burnette left on a journey that cemented his future goals. Upon graduating this month with a communication degree with concentrations in broadcasting and public relations, Burnette plans to pursue a broadcast engineering career, just as soon as the sporting world resumes once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. 

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