Dear friends,

Our listserv has not seen this much action in a long time.  What a statement this makes about how much Lee meant to us all, and the eloquent tributes that have been shared have touch us all, I'm sure. Thanks, everyone, and keep it going.
While we sort through our course of action to honor our dear friend and colleague in the short-term, I wanted to share these thoughts about where we might go from here.  

In short, we could use a signature event, much like CSW has with its annual "Wild Women" silent auction and scholarship fundrasier, if we want to build and expand Lee's scholarship fund. Years ago, when AEJ met in Arizona, MAC sponsored a mixer [OK, it was a party!] that was open to all divisions and well-attended..could this be a fundraiser?  The year that Jan Dates served as AEJMC President she sponsored a reception and raised a few thousand dollars for the Barrow scholarship...could this be institutionalized?  

There are many more creative ideas out there, I'm sure, than what I have proposed.  But it might be worth having an extended discussion about, realizing we are only limited by our imagination and action.


Meta G. Carstarphen, Ph.D., APR
Gaylord Endowed Family Professor &
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma
Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication
395 W. Lindsey Blvd  Room 3510C
Norman, OK  73071