April 6, 2012
Alexandra Morris selected to be new campus photographer in the fall
Having gained valuable experience as the assistant photo editor of the Maize High School yearbook staff, Alexandra “Alex” Morris was recently named Cowley College’s new campus photographer beginning in the fall of 2012. The position offers a full-ride scholarship.
In her role of campus photographer, Morris will take photographs of most campus events. The photos are used for Cowley College’s web sites, brochures, posters, flyers, press releases, and other media. Over the past year, the college’s campus photographer has taken more than 15,000 photos and had more than 5,000 photos published on the school’s web site.
As a student at Maize High School, Morris has taken part in a pair of journalism conventions and received awards at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention and from the Kansas Scholastic Press Association.
Diana Dicken, Cowley College director of web services, is looking forward to having Morris as part of the team.
“Alex was selected to be Cowley’s campus photographer because of her talent, skills, experience and discipline,” Dicken said. “Her passion for photography is evident in her career goals. We look forward to working with Alex.”
Morris credits Tony Guzman of Tony Guzman Photography as serving as a mentor to her. While working with Guzman as an assistant photographer, Morris has taken pictures of weddings and expanded her technical abilities.
Upon returning from a trip to Europe in 2008, Morris was contacted by a publishing company and had one of her photographs taken in Paris published in the 11th edition of the Schmap Paris Travel Guide.
“I look at things with the perspective of that would make a great picture,” Morris said. “I like having a hard copy of a memory.”
Morris attended Cowley College’s Fine Arts Day in March and placed second in the photography category.
“Cowley is a really good Fine Arts school,” Morris said. “I am excited to start and have an opportunity to go to all of the events and be really involved at the school.”
Morris plans on majoring in Mass Communications.
Her parents, Billy and Jennifer (Jones) Morris, met at Cowley and graduated from the school in 1992. Billy was crowned Mr. Cinderfella in 1992.