New Regent's University Chancellor Greets Study Abroad Students

Posted on: August 7, 2013

When School of Journalism Professor Howard Bossen's study abroad class, Photo Communication, gathered for a photo at Regent's University in London last week, newly appointed Chancellor John Drew happened to be having his photo taken at the same time and place. According to Bossen, as soon as the Chancellor heard that the group of students were from Michigan State University, he came over and told them that he had just received a wonderful letter of congratulations on his new appointment from MSU President Lou Anna Simon. He then asked if his photographer could take a picture with the MSU students so he could share it with President Simon.

Chancellor Drew is in the middle front row of the photo and close to the Spartan flag held by one of the students who, as Bossen noted, "apparently always carried (the flag) with her." (Make sure you check out the Photo Comm students' blog and read about their experiences abroad in their own words!)

Also in the photo with the MSU students and to the right of Bossen is Andy Golding, one of the study abroad program's guest speakers and Head of the Department of Photographic and Digital Media for the University of Westminster in London. Standing in front of Bossen is his wife, Kathy. While not in the photo, Associate Professor Darcy Greene also co-led this study abroad program with Bossen.

The CAS School of Journalism sponsors the Photo Communication study abroad program which includes travel to the Czech Republic, France and the United Kingdom. The program focuses on social documentary, photojournalism, architecture, art and advertising, history, culture and travel. Students meet photographers, curators, historians, educators and editors. Each student creates a photographic portfolio as part of the studying abroad experience as well. Destinations include London and Stonehenge in the United Kingdom, Prague in the Czech Republic, and Arles and Paris in France.

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