When I became dean in 2015, one of the first things I noticed when looking at enrollment trends in the college was the lack of students from Norman, particularly from Norman public schools. I understand why teenagers wouldn’t want to go to their hometown university; for example, some students at Norman North High School derisively refer to OU as “Norman South.”
Letter from Lee Reynolds
Since 2016, with the vision and generous help of JayMac President Hannah Rieger, we have re-organized and re-energized JayMac and have discovered a multitude of journalism alumni talent along the way. It has been wonderful reconnecting with our alumni and hearing their stories...
Letter from the President
When I was a Gaylord College student, sometime between 2006-2010, I was assigned to read a book called The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel. This book taught me a lot about the news industry and the profession of journalism and the difference between the two...
Letter from the Editor
A new year means another 365 days of amazing things happening at Gaylord College. Whether it's a prospective student discovering our amazing college for the first time or a senior presenting their final capstone project, we want alumni like you to feel connected to the place that shaped you into the media professional you are today.
In this issue, you'll hear from amazing alumni who are at the top of their game and who want to continue helping students succeed. You'll also find stories about those amazing students and how they're capitalizing on the amazing opportunities Gaylord has to offer. It's always so wonderful to sit down and tell the stories of these people who have been just as impacted by Gaylord as I have, and I hope you feel the same while reading them. Thanks for your support.
Class of 2017
Stay Connected with Gaylord College
First, join JayMac and become a part of an outstanding alumni network that goes above and beyond to give back. By joining JayMac, you can introduce Gaylord to prospective students, take a tour of the Gaylord building if you haven’t been home in a while, help current students find internships or jobs and so much more.
Then, visit the JayMac website and social media pages for more information on how to get involved! We can’t wait to hear from you.
We Want to Hear Your Stories!
Tell us about your accomplishments since graduating from Gaylord College so we can compile them into Class Notes. Whether it's job changes, marriages, children or career advancements, we want to know everything.
Email your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gaylord Students Land Spots in Exclusive Journalism Programs
Five Gaylord students are headed to the weeklong Bloomberg Business Journalism Diversity Program at the University of California, Berkeley, and the three-week long RIAS Berlin Commission exchange program. The programs begin June 3 and June 30 respectively.
Congrats, all! We know you'll make Gaylord proud and then some this summer.
The Bloomberg students are:
- Sydney Forsee
- Addison Kliewer
- Christian Nunley
The RIAS students are:
- Sinclaire Jacobs
- Molly Kruse
- Christian Nunley
Three Gaylord Students Win National Ketchum Mindfire Challenges
Clay Bradshaw, Christine Murrain and Emily Farris won Mindfire Challenges for their PR pitches that went up against students from 60 other universities nationwide! This is the first time more than one Gaylord student has one the Ketchum Mindfire Challenge in a semester. Congratulations all!
DEAN, GAYLORD COLLEGE
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS, GAYLORD COLLEGE
EDITOR, JAYMAC NEWSLETTER