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Director Photographic Srvcs

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-2305 Photographic Services COM 108 , Box 201


As a Staff Photographer for the University of Central Oklahoma, Lauren has a unique opportunity to showcase Central through visual storytelling every day. As a UCO alumna, with a photographic arts degree, Lauren is proud to be a Broncho. During her time as a Central student, she interned at the Oklahoma Gazette and received an award for her excellence in photojournalism. Lauren is an ardent traveler, having lived in Minas Gerais, Brazil, where she became proficient in Brazilian Portuguese.

Education and Certifications

The University of Central Oklahoma

  • Bachelor of Art in Mass Communications - Photographic Arts

Oklahoma State University

  • Associate of Science in Enterprise Development


University of Central Oklahoma 

  • Staff Photographer December 2014-Present 
  • Student Photographer September 2013-December 2014

Freelance Photographer

The Oklahoma Gazette

  • Photography Intern May 2014 –  August 2014

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City- YMCA Camp Classen 

  • Photographer May 2010 –  August 2012

Honors and Awards

University of Central Oklahoma Mass Communications 

  • Photojournalism Award - 2014

Oklahoma College Public Relations Association

  • Excellence Award - Digitally Enhanced Photo - 2017
  • Grand Award - Traditional Sports Photo - 2018

Society of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Pro Chapter

  • Second Place - Public Relations - Annual Report 2018


Professional and Community Involvement

Staff Senator

  • Personnel Policies and Compensation Committee 2017-18

University Photographers’ Association of America

  • Member 2016 - Present 

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