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Keep us updated! Let us know where you are and what you have been doing since you left OU. Send your updates to Kristen Lazalier Director of Development klazalier@ou.edu or Alumni Update, Gaylord College, 395 W. Lindsey St., Room 3000 Norman, OK 73019-4201

Summer 2013

COVER STORIES

Master of Disasters Disaster Hits Close to Home

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CENTENNIAL

Alumni Trio Compile Centennial History 10 Journalism History Book 13 Centennial Circle 14 Centennial Celebration 16 100 Stories of Excellence 17 Keeping it in the Family 18 Hidden Gem 25 Gaylord Prize Back Cover

COLLEGE NEWS

Shaped by Technology Get Smart About Privacy New Business Journalism Emphasis Launched Touchy Subjects Making the Connection Lab Experiment Journey to the Big Apple Charles Self Retires

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MANAGING EDITOR

EDITOR/CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Dwight Normile Adjunct professor of journalism

Celia Perkins Director of Communications

PHOTOGRAPHERS

A Dual Leader – Zack Hedrick 32 A Heart for Teaching News – John Schmeltzer 36 Roundabout Road to Success – Amy Slanchik 38 Fatherly Professor – Robert Pritchard 42 Advertising Inspiration – David Tarpenning 43 Small-Town Big Shot – Adam Saffer 44 Bringing a Smile From Venezuela to OU – Anna Restuccia 46 The Fighter – Christina DeVincenzo 50 Gaylord College Beauty – Alicia Clifton 53 Digital Dreamer – Colin Parajon 54 Diversity and Dedication – Chelcie Hunt 57 Stage Flight – Courtney Corbeille 60

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS NEWS Development News Event Calendar 2013 Regents’ Alumni Award – Jim Dolan Alumni Association Thank You JayMac Members 2012 JayMac Distinguished Alumni Board of Visitors Alumni Census Map Class Notes Celebrating Lives

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JAYMAC BOARD MEMBERS James Tyree President Daryle Voss Vice President/President Elect Members at Large David Joplin Bill Moore Linda Lake Young

Celia Perkins Robert H. Taylor Shevaun Williams

STUDENT WRITERS Madeline Alford Haley Arias Ryan Blackburn Kate Brandon Marley Dablo Jacque Entwistle

PROFILES

Alexander Ewald Mikala Ewald Miranda Fogel Dusti Gasparovic Rachel Goodwin Alex Niblett

Zachary Snowdon Smith Rachel Terry Kirsten Viohl Valerie Wade Marki-MaCaulie White

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Changes of address may be made in the alumni directory at www.ou.edu/alumni or by calling the Alumni Records department at (405) 325-1700. Pulse is the annual magazine published by the JayMac alumni association of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. Students in the spring 2013 classes of JMC 3011 Magazine Practicum provided the majority of the stories. OU Printing Services printed 10,000 copies of this issue at no cost to taxpayers of the state of Oklahoma. The Gaylord College distributes Pulse to alumni and friends of the journalism and mass communication program.

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Pulse 2013  

Alumni magazine of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.

Pulse 2013  

Alumni magazine of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.

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