Meet our Students and Alumni
Summer 2013 Interview Series
What exactly can you do with an Arts and Humanities degree from the University of Texas at Dallas? Our alumni are news anchors, web designers, artists, and more. During the summer of 2013, two talented and hard-working Emerging Media and Communication students, Cynthia Johns and Carrie Lackey, launched a project to delve further into the before and after of A&H alumni and gather tips for current and future students. Partnered with A&H advisors, along with Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Janet Johnson, the series of Youtube videos was born.
Interviewed by ATEC Advisor Kristi Taylor, Kirsten Macy shares how she accidentally fell in love with Arts and Performance and how working with the faculty kept her engaged. Macy, whose most recent show was displayed at the Barry Whistler Gallery, advises students to “work harder than you thought you could.”
It was his international living, along with not having television but having a fascination with radio and sound instead, that helped propel WFAA news anchor John McCaa into his current career path. When traditional track advisor Megan Gray sat down with John at the WFAA Studio in Victory Park, he expressed how learning about people and wanting to continually know more about the world around him also helped him carve out a career. His desire to continue learned has served as a catalyst to pursue his doctorate in the History of Ideas.