This year, we are celebrating the
accomplishments and contributions of Professor Kent Collins, who will be
retiring after 35 years as a faculty member, news director and department chair
in the Missouri School of Journalism.
For more than three decades, Kent has
been an incredible mentor to countless students. From his two stints as news
director at KOMU to his many years of service as the chair of Radio-TV, Kent
has made it his mission to put students first and to stand up for strong,
important journalism. With his long tenure at the school, literally all the
Radio-TV alumni from Mizzou under the age of 50 have felt the impact of Kent
Collins on their lives and careers.
To celebrate Kent, we are establishing the
Kent Collins Student Enhancement Fund, which will support students pursuing
careers in television news. Funds will support students in a variety of ways,
from scholarships to attending professional meetings/conferences to pursuing
We encourage you to give an amount that honors Kent’s
contribution to your own education and career. This permanent fund named in Kent’s honor will support
students for generations to come.