Four seasoned J-School ambassadors – Jasmyn Barr, Devan Collins, Tracy Cook and Char’Nese Turner (not pictured) – have been selected to serve as team leaders.
4 Chosen to Serve as Team Leaders, to Help with Training, Scheduling and Planning
Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 6, 2017) — Fourteen students have been selected to serve as new Journalism Ambassadors for the Missouri School of Journalism. They will begin their responsibilities in January.
In addition, four seasoned ambassadors were selected to serve as team leaders. In this capacity, they will help with training, scheduling and planning. The four team leaders are:
- Jasmyn Barr, who is studying strategic communication with a minor in business, from Virginia.
- Devan Collins, who is studying strategic communication with a Spanish minor, from Kansas City, Missouri.
- Tracy Cook, BJ ’16, a master’s student studying data journalism, from Philadelphia. Cook earned bachelor’s degrees in print and digital news and economics.
- Char’Nese Turner, who is studying convergence journalism, from Chicago.
Journalism Ambassadors represent the Missouri School of Journalism at various student recruitment and special events. They also provide tours of the School to prospective students, parents, alumni and other guests.
The new ambassadors were selected from more than 70 applicants. The rigorous selection process included a written application and two rounds of interviews. They were chosen for their commitment to the School and University of Missouri as well as their leadership skills.
The new Journalism Ambassadors are:
- Megan Bartolac, who is studying strategic communication with a minor in business, from Overland Park, Kansas.
- Elise Brisco, who is studying broadcast journalism, from Memphis.
- Evan Dodson, who is studying radio-TV reporting and anchoring with a minor in business, from Hale, Missouri.
- Nnamdi Egwuonwu, who is studying radio-TV producing with minors in business and sociology, from Atlanta.
- Meredith Foster, who is studying strategic communication with a theatre minor, from Granville, Ohio.
- Monica Harkins, who is studying radio-TV anchoring and reporting with a business minor, from Cedar Park, Texas.
- Allison Holmes, who is studying journalism and business, from Sugar Land, Texas.
- Morgan Kopitsky, who is studying strategic communication with a minor in political science, from Fredericktown, Missouri.
- Tyler Kraft, who is studying sports journalism with a minor in political science, from Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
- Hannah Linsky, who is studying art direction in strategic communication with a French minor, from Seattle.
- Kylie McCalmont, who is studying journalism with minors in business and economics, from Mason, Ohio.
- Nina Ruhe, who is studying convergence-entrepreneurial journalism with a minor in business, from Mentor, Ohio.
- Sarah Trott, who is studying broadcast journalism and political science, from San Diego.
- Wyatt Wu, who is studying documentary journalism with a film studies minor, from San Marino, California.
Updated: October 13, 2020