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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727
Email: vcoleman@cofo.edu

September 08, 2017

College of the Ozarks senior interns at National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C.

Christian Lingner pictured with other interns and Tucker Carlson Christian Lingner (second from the left) pictured with other interns and Tucker Carlson at the Fox News Studio in Washington, D.C.

Christian Lingner, senior history and biblical and theological studies major Christian Lingner, senior history and biblical and theological studies major at College of the Ozarks, interned at the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., for the summer of 2017.

Christian Lingner at National Journalism CenterChristian Lingner interned at the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., for the summer of 2017.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Christian Lingner, senior history and biblical and theological studies major at College of the Ozarks, interned at the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., for the summer of 2017.

The National Journalism Center, established in 1977 by conservative journalist M. Stanton Evans, is an American political organization. It runs programs and internships for journalism students to educate them on professional journalism and conservative political issues and values.

Lingner submitted several written articles along with the application and then proceeded to the next step of the interview process, a phone interview.

“So many facets of my life have already been affected by this internship,” Lingner said. “Professionally, I learned to write, research, and fact check. Each of those elements are incredibly important in whatever field one might enter; business, journalism, academia. I will use those transferable skills consistently throughout my life. Personally, I have been challenged to develop relationships, live on my own in a completely foreign environment, and essentially just choose my own path. I came back to Point Lookout as a more experienced and mature person, ready to make an impact during my senior year.”

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including a No. Best Value Regional College in the Midwest ranking by U.S. News and World Report for 2017. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center—the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility—was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2017. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.

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09.08.17 – Kyle Duncan 

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