#CFADWorks: Jessica Shatswell

Alumna and local music teacher Jessica Shatswell sends an update to the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design!

During her time at the University of Central Oklahoma, Shatswell was a part of the Marching Band, Jazz programs and Wind Symphony. She received a Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental) in December 2015 and a Master’s in Music Education in May 2018.

Today, she teaches music to students in Pre-K through 5th g=Grade at Parkview Elementary School, sharing her love of music with the next generation!

As students are dissuaded from pursuing their passions in arts-related fields, we’re flipping the script on “starving artists” and highlighting the breadth of success our alumni have achieved as musicians, artistic directors, talent managers, dancers, actors and so much more. As our alumni can attest, #CFADWorks!

Are you a CFAD alum? We’d love to hear from you! To get involved, just post a selfie or video of you at work to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Use #CFADWorks, and we’ll share your story! Thank you for inspiring our students and the future generation of creators!

Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.