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Mngr Grad Rec & Outreach

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-2523 Jackson College of Graduate Studies NUC 404 , Box 117


Zachary Hunter joined the Jackson College of Graduate Studies (JCGS) in 2018 and currently serves as the manager of graduate recruitment and outreach activities. In addition to managing recruitment efforts for 70+ graduate majors and programs, he reviews and processes applications for admission, evaluates transcripts, prepares admissions correspondence and assists students with enrollment. He brings unique skills, knowledge and experience to the student seeking guidance during the process of navigating through graduate admissions. He also uses his admissions insights and photography skills for JCGS outreach and recruitment events both on and off campus. 

Hunter is your graduate admissions contact for the following UCO colleges and programs.

  • College of Business
  • College of Fine Arts & Design
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Mathematics & Science
  • Forensic Science Institute
  • M.S. Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology Prerequisites

Education and Certifications

  • University of Central Oklahoma - M.Ed. Adult & Higher Education - Interdisciplinary Studies (January 2018-Present)
  • University of Central Oklahoma - B.A. Photographic Arts (2016)
  • Rose State College - Associate of Arts (2014)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Webmaster/Historian - UCO Staff Senate, 2020 - Present
  • Member, UCO Inclusive Community Response Team Advisory Board, 2020 - Present
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, 2020
  • Committee Chair - Stakeholder Relations & Involvement Committee, 2019 - 2020
  • Staff Senator, University of Central Oklahoma Staff Senate, 2018 - Present
  • Alumni & Community Involvement Committee, 2018 - 2019
  • LGBTQIA+ Faculty/Staff Association, 2018 - Present
  • UCO Dining Commitee - Summer 2018
  • Volunteer Photographer, Easter Seals of OKC - 2016
  • President, UCO F/64 Photo Society - 2016

Honors and Awards


  • Dr. Gayle A. Kearns Endowed Scholarship - Fall 2020
  • Momentum OKC - Curators Honorable Mention Selection - 2017
  • University Of Central Oklahoma Department Of Mass Communication Awards - Best Editorial Fashion Photographer - 2016
  • University of Central Oklahoma 2016 Symposium Poster Contest Winner - 2015
  • “Cafune” Third Place – Rose State College Humanities Department Photography Contest - 2014
  • “Phantasmagoria” Second Place – Bob Wyatt Memorial Photography Exhibit - 2014
  • “Hiraeth” First Place – Bob Wyatt Memorial Photography Exhibit - 2014
  • “Six Degrees Per Minute” First Place – Bob Wyatt Memorial Photography Exhibit - 2013

Solo Exhibitions

  • Menvironments, Woody Gaddis Gallery, University of Central Oklahoma

Group Exhibitions

  • Momentum OKC 2019, The Womb - Oklahoma City, OK - 2019
  • Momentum OKC 2018, The Gold Dome - Oklahoma City, OK - 2018
  • Momentum OKC 2017, Graphite OKC - Oklahoma City, OK - 2017
  • Back Gallery “Home”, Mainline Art Bar, Tulsa, Oklahoma - 2017
  • College Of Liberal Arts, The University Of Central Oklahoma - Editorial Fashion Photography Exhibition - 2016
  • “Cafune 2” College of Liberal Arts, The University Of Central Oklahoma - 2015
  • “Feminine Mystique 1 & 2” College of Liberal Arts, The University of Central Oklahoma - 2015
  • Momentum Tulsa 2015 Satellite Exhibition, Mainline Art Bar, Tulsa, OK - 2015
  • Rose State College Advanced Darkroom Exhibition Midwest City Metropolitan Library, Midwest City, OK - 2013

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Press and Publications

  • Siali Siaosi. “UCO Senior Combines Simplicity and Style in ‘Menvironments’ Photo Exhibit.” UCentral. N.p., 22 Sept. 2016. Web Fall 2016
  • Extreme Angles: Zachary Hunter, Momentum Tulsa Artist Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition: August 25, 2015.
  • LIVE on The Plaza features RSC student 15th Street News: March 28, 2014. Page 4
  • “Steraidan”, “Cordillera Couture”, “Apollonius”, “Hyperbola” Pegasus: Volume XXXIV Spring 2014, Pages: 16, 36, 43, 91
  • Photographers display, discuss their art at MWC Library, 15th Street News: November 15, 2013. Page 4

Presentations and Panels

  • "Photo Concepts & Storytelling" Panel - Bedford Photocon 2017
  • UCO College of Liberal Arts Symposium F/64 Photo Society Presentation: "Life Through A Lens" 2016
  • UCO College of Liberal Arts Symposium Senior Portfolio Presentation: "Why I Chose To Be A Photographer" 2016

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