The summer of 1993 — I was teaching a writing and reporting class for high school journalism teachers at the High School Journalism Institute at Indiana University, and Stacie Shane was one of the graduate students in the course.
Now it’s the summer of 2008. I am team teaching a teaching with technology course with Judy Robinson at HSJI. Stacie is working in public relations and marketing for the Army and is based in Indianapolis. She drove to Bloomington yesterday to visit after Judy and I got out of class.
A benefit of teaching summer classes at Indiana University for more than 10 years has been having the opportunity to meet teachers and journalists from different parts of the country.
I reconnected with Stacie when she was living in Kansas and we got together when I attended the Association for Education and Mass Communication convention in Kansas City.
Stacie always has stories from her work with the Army that I can share with my students at the University of Florida, many of whom are interested in working in public relations or marketing. Part of her work involves Army promotional events, including professional football, NASCAR and America’s Army (the official Army game).