Kyle Fredrickson - Press Release

 

The National Student Exchange (NSE) will announce at its Annual Placement Conference in March that Western State College Student, Kyle Fredrickson, on exchange for the academic year 2010-2011 to Oklahoma State University was one of two students awarded the Bette Worley NSE Student Achievement Award. The award recognizes students annually who demonstrate the best use of their participation in the National Student Exchange. Kyle was selected from among the nearly 3000 students who participated in NSE for the 2010-2011 exchange year.

 

The National Student Exchange (NSE) provides exchange/study opportunities at reasonable cost among member colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.  Students can spend up to one year at another college or university without having to pay non-resident tuition. NSE provides a network of colleges and universities through which students have access to resources otherwise not available at the home campus and provides an opportunity to experience living in a different environment.(See www.nse.org for further information)

 

Kyle hit the ground running when he arrived on the OSU campus as he worked his way up from a sports beat writer for the student newspaper, the Daily O’Collegian, to sports editor and finally to become its editor-in-chief. The O’Collegian advisor wrote, "From the moment he arrived, he showed he was a natural storyteller and leader. Within the first few weeks, we knew we had someone special in our midst."

 

His coverage of the 10th anniversary of the OSU sports tragedy when 10 basketball players were killed in a plane crash was identified by the advisor as the"single best O'Colly I've seen in my tenure here.”  The coverage required not only journalistic ability, but also a mature grasp of the impact such an event has had on the life of the OSU campus.  His writing earned him a paid 13 week summer sports internship at the Tulsa World, a major and well-respected Oklahoma newspaper.

 

Kyle is a superb example of how energetic and talented students can maximize the National Student Exchange experience to enhance their academic program and broaden professional career opportunities, while making a significant contribution to their host institution.

 

Kyle's wrote of his NSE exchange, “It’s hard not to shake my head at how amazing my NSE experience has been. I started as a scared new writer who wondered what writing for a daily newspaper would be like and I ended my NSE adventure as editor-in-chief. It goes without question that the NSE program is the best thing to ever happen to me."