Jonathan Woon, UpdateSC editor
Jonathan Woon is a senior majoring in communication. Out of curiosity, Woon took his first journalism class and quickly discovered his interest in journalism. His passion includes journalism, music production, photography, blogging and cinematography. He also runs his own site where you can keep updated with his current work at https://www.jonwoon.com/photography You can follow him on Twitter @jonathanwn and Instagram @jonwoon
Clinton Dick, Collegian editor in Chief
Clinton Dick is a senior majoring in communication with an emphasis in convergent journalism and is set to graduate in May 2013. He has been the Editor in Chief on The Collegian for three semesters, the managing editor for one semester and the sports editor for two semesters. Dick has been a member of the staff for three years. He graduated from Kingman High School in 2009 and is a native of Spivey. He is also involved with KSWC 100.3 The Jinx radio, and Phi Delta Theta
Angel Vadillo, sports editor
Angel Vadillo is a sophomore majoring in communication. He is a 2011 graduate from Lydia Patterson in El Paso, Texas. Angel has worked innews for a year and a half, and he is really enjoying it. Angel knows three languages and can fluently speak English and Spanish. He likes to write sports articles, edit video news, and take sports photography. He plans to finish college and become a sports anchor for a sports program such as ESPN or Fox Sports.
Dalton, a sophomore from Ozawkie, Kan., is majoring in communication and is starting his second year on staff as the Opinion Editor for the Collegian. He is a graduate from Perry-Lecompton High School, where he was the Editor in Chief for his school newspaper. You can also find him playing for the men’s soccer team in the No. 23 jersey and on the second year Leadership team. His hobbies include video games, reading, writing and listening to various types of music. You can contact him on Facebook, email, and you can also follow him on Twitter @Dalty_James
Taylor Finke, Collegian managing editor
Taylor Finke is a freshman who has not decided on her major at this time. This is her first journalism experience. She graduated in 2012 from Meade High School of Meade, Kan. Taylor is also involved in Discipleship. She loves to travel, read, write, do anything creative, and watch movies and British television.
Maggie Dunning, Features editor
Margaret Dunning is a freshman majoring in communication with an emphasis in convergent journalism. She is a 2012 graduate of Austin High School in El Paso, Texas. She is a member of the Leadership team. This is her first semester as converged features editor. She plans on becoming a journalist for a few major fashion and travel magazines.
Bailey VenJohn is a freshman majoring in communication. She is a 2012 graduate from Andale High School. This is her first time as assistant sports editor for The Collegian. As far as other activities go, you can usually find Bailey spending a lot of her time on the court with the Lady Builder basketball team.
Kyle Killgore, Social Media editor
Kyle, a junior from Wichita, KS, is majoring in communication with an emphasis in Radio/TV. He has been on the newspaper staff previously, but took a break to focus on radio, but is now back. Kyle’s main interests are sports and music. He is usually found either in his room with a guitar in his hand, or out watching, playing, or talking about sports. Kyle is also the Vice President of Phi Delta Theta, Kansas Zeta.
Stacy Sparks has advised magazines, student newspapers and yearbooks since 1988 and has taught at Southwestern College since 2006. In addition to serving on the advising team for UpdateSC.org, she is the faculty adviser to The Collegian student newspaper and Moundbuilder yearbook.
Sparks is an associate professor of journalism and teaches photography, media law and media writing. She is an award-winning photographer and has completed photo workshops in Colorado, Maine, Montana and New Mexico. She has shown her work in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama. http://stacysparks.zenfolio.com/
Tom Jacobs, Faculty Adviser
Tom Jacobs has been in education for over three decades, and with Southwestern since 2002. He has served as Division Chairperson for Communication, Computer Science and English since that time.
Jacobs is a professor of communication and computer science, teaching in both areas to include courses in video production, media convergence, desktop publishing, and video games. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the prestigious University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and is a published playwright and prize-winning short fiction author.