A year in Norman, OK

On Christmas Day 2015, one year ago, I worked the last day of my position at The Oklahoman before I came to the University of Oklahoma. I serve as Assistant Dean at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. I remember the many feelings of elation and sadness, mixed with high expectations!

I sent this message out at the time: “Thank you all, who sent messages of congratulations and those who just sent kind thoughts my way. I will miss my friends at the newspaper, and I’m looking forward to getting to know my new friends at OU.”

My fiance asked me today if I miss the newsroom. I don’t miss the hours, but I do miss daily journalism. But that is what makes being Asst. Dean so rewarding — knowing that a new generation of young people are going out into newsrooms, agencies, corporate media, publishing houses and studios. That in itself is a blessing.

Thank you, dear God, for all the wonderful friends, family and opportunities you have placed in my path.

My journey continues.

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