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OTC students take gold at SkillsUSA

Eight students from OTC received gold medals at the SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City. Thirty-two OTC students competed. OTC electronic media production students won all eight medals for the college: Broadcast News Production – Dylan Durrington, Kaitlyn Schumacher, Brandon Vanderstine and Nic Stogsdill; Digital Cinema Production – James Hunt and Michael Stone; and Television (Video) Production – Brandon Harper and Tyler Sederwall. SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA has more than 300,000 students and instructors as members. For more information, visit www.SkillsUSA.org.

Drury alumni earn architect award

The American Institute of Architects has recognized two Drury University Hammons School of Architecture alumni as young leaders in the field. Evelyn Lee and Jason Dale Pierce were among the 18 recipients of the 2014 Young Architects Award for outstanding leadership and contributions to the architecture profession. Lee, a 2002 graduate, works for MKThink, an architecture firm in San Francisco. Lee has been involved in volunteer leadership service throughout her career and has held elected leadership positions at the AIA on local, regional and national boards. She is the youngest person to serve on AIA National’s executive committee. Pierce graduated from Drury in 2000 and works in the St. Louis office of architecture firm HOK. Pierce started a Young Architect Forum chapter at AIA St. Louis, eventually becoming the YAF liaison for the central states. He serves on the board of AIA St. Louis and is a member of the advisory group of the AIA National Practice Management Knowledge Community.

Assistant professor to do work in Africa

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program bridges the gap between North American and African learning systems. This year one of Missouri State University’s assistant history professors, Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi, was awarded a fellowship through this program to assist in its efforts to heal the educational system. Oyeniyi will travel to Nigeria to work at Joseph Ayo Babalola University with Zacheaus Apata on curriculum co-development in African history and African social history, particularly conflict resolution and peace building. Oyeniyi is one of 33 African Diaspora scholars awarded fellowships to travel to Africa to conduct the projects.

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