Kevin Wallevand, award-winning reporter for WDAY
Kevin Wallevand, award-winning reporter for WDAY

2024 Bigwood Lecture

Featured Speaker

Kevin Wallevand

7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10
Legacy Hall, M State Fergus Falls campus

Vining native share ‘small town stories’

Kevin Wallevand, an Otter Tail County native and award-winning journalist whose work has taken him around the world, will the featured speaker for the Bigwood Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at M State Fergus Falls. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Wallevand, a reporter at Fargo’s WDAY-TV since 1983, will speak on “Small Town Stories” at the event, which is free and open to the public.

A native of Vining, Wallevand has won multiple Emmys and is a recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. His series and documentary work taken him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia, Juarez, Mexico and the Middle East.

Funded in part through an endowment by Otter Tail Power Company in 1991, the Lecture honors the late Bob Bigwood, who served as Otter Tail Power president and chairman of the board. Bigwood’s leadership in civic affairs at Otter Tail Power and at M State Fergus Falls campus as a founder of both the College and Fergus Area College Foundation sets the standard for the Lecture’s continuing recognition of engaged leaders and citizen participation.