UC’s independent student-run newspaper has been in production for more than 125 years, carrying the name The News Record since 1936. Following his journalistic aspirations, Charlie Stix (A&S ’49) dedicated much of his student life to the paper, always maintaining a critical view of what was going on at UC.
More than 60 years later, Stix maintains close ties to UC, even still making regular appearances in The News Records’ newsroom in the basement of Swift Hall. His dedication to students’ professional growth is apparent through the endless hours he spends mentoring students and the dollars he so generously feeds into the program. For more than 40 years, Stix has funded several annual journalism scholarships and recently made a bequest for an endowed lectureship series.
And for Stix, the prosperity of the students is repayment enough. He hopes to help provide students with the same opportunities and experiences The News Record afforded him years ago.
“I don’t want self gratification; I’ve had enough of that all these years. Now is the time for giving back. The News Record was the most important thing that happened to me at UC. TheNews Record taught me so many things.”
Watch this video to hear how Stix compares today’s UC to the campus he remembers from the 1940’s. Plus, witness his face-to-face meeting with one of the recipients of his scholarships. Then tell us who your mentor was as a UC student!