Thursday, April 17, 2014

Broadcaster, author and former jockey Donna Brothers will speak at Midway College commencement May 10

Donna B. Brothers
Broadcaster, author and former jockey Donna Barton Brothers will give the main address at Midway College's commencement Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. in the Graves Amphitheater. The service will honor 353 graduates, including those who earned degrees in December and at the end of the spring 2014 semester.

"Each year we want our commencement ceremony to be unique and special for our graduates who have reached an important milestone," President John Marsden said in a press release. "Ms. Barton Brothers' life experiences are extraordinary, and we look forward to her personal message of inspiration to our graduates."

In 1995, Barton Brothers was the leading stakes-winning rider at Churchill Downs and placed second in the Breeder's Cup Juvenile on Hennessey. She has been with NBC Sports since 2000 and has covered the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and Breeder's Cup among many other events. She is the author of Inside Track: Insider's Guide to Horse Racing.

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