From Julie Adam on December 13th, 2020
Keely McCormick graduated in spring 2020 with a bachelor’s in journalism and a minor in business. At KU, she was involved in Media Crossroads, where she started her own show called “Wake Up Call.” She also volunteered for Best Buddies and was the social media team for Her Campus, a member of Delta Gamma and involved in various other media-related positions.
McCormick learned about the pandemic while traveling in Colorado, where she moved in with her parents for a short while before returning to Lawrence to finish the semester online. She touched on the anxiety and loss that she felt when she learned class would be online the rest of the spring semester and her graduation was canceled. She also touched on the concern she has for her fellow students who do not understand the severity of the pandemic. McCormick said she appreciates all the J-School has done for her and approves of the methods they have done to keep students safe this semester. McCormick also discusses her job in Eugene, Oregon, where she works as a TV reporter for KVAL-TV.