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Gaylord Journalism Students Get “Real World” Experience

OU’s newly appointed V-P of University Community, Jabar Shumate, visited Gaylord July 22nd to take part in a “planned” news conference.

In an effort to simulate a work world experience for his JMC 3663 students, Professor Ken Fischer invited Shumate to play his real life role as a campus newsmaker.  The students researched the issues and problems that the new V-P is undertaking here in Norman.  The research covered a variety of the diversity concerns facing OU and it formed the basis for the questions the students developed in their preparation.
So while the premise was a planned educational exercise, everything else was real.  Real research, real questions, real answers.

Stephanie Frederic delivers convocation speech

Stephanie Frederic delivers 2015 convocation speechStephanie Frederic, a 1982 Radio/TV/Film graduate, delivered an inspiring speech to our spring graduating class encouraging them to be open to different pathways in life because occasionally you need to “pivot” from the direction you are going in order to seize an opportunity.

Gaylord College graduated 213 undergraduates and 25 graduate students including one Ph.D. at our spring convocation on May 9.

Frederic is owner of FGW, a film production company in Los Angeles. She was named a JayMac Distinguished Alumni in 2015. Read more about Frederic.