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March 30, 2020

Going Above and Beyond: Stories from UNT’s COVID-19 Response

From Frances Perkins, principal lecturer and department advisor, Department of Media Arts:

The staff in the Media Arts department have gone above and beyond since the first moments of this unusual situation. They have been present in person while the faculty and adjuncts have been able to work remotely, handling student workers, keeping all operations going (including the TV and radio stations), and then having to shut down the department physically on March 25th. This included cleaning out refrigerators and planning how mail would be delivered. All of this happened during the retirement of one staff member and the change of department chairs. Our staff have been on the front line, so to speak, and we the faculty of the Media Arts department cannot express enough our gratitude for their hard work and dedication.

Our amazing staff include:

Mark Dobson - Media Technical Manager

Martin Dzurenko - Chief Engineer TV

Laura Flowers - CLASS Undergraduate Advisor

Mark Lambert - KNTU Station Manager

Marielena Resendiz - Student & Program Assistant

Randy Smith - Chief Engineer Radio

Lesa Statler - Administrative Specialist

Adam Van Fossen - Assistant Media Technical Manager

Velma White - Administrative Coordinator

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