Beyond the Classroom
In the Field
While preparing her master’s thesis, Autumn Tyler (MMediaSt’20) traveled 4,395 miles and took over a thousand photographs of Black LGBTQ+ artists for an exhibit called Roots. Self. Gaze. Now earning her PhD in media studies, Tyler writes that the experience taught her that, in order to move forward and grow, sometimes you must return to your roots.
Then and Now
Journalism Instructor and Assistant Dean for Student Success Steve Jones started his career at CU in 1976. Credited by alumni for setting “countless careers in motion,” teaching “with an open heart and open door,” and having “the greatest sly sense of humor and the best tie collection,” Jones will retire this December after 44 years.
Nonie Lann (Jour’48) fell in love with CU Boulder as a 16-year-old freshman exploring campus by bike. Decades later, she established an endowed scholarship, which she sees as a way to give back and stay connected.