NPR's Courtney Dorning '90 To Meet With Students

Dorning visits campus in November as a Shannon Scholar

Courtney Jamieson Dorning ’90 will be at Saint Mary’s November 14 and 15 as part of the Shannon Executive Scholars Program. Dorning has been a senior editor for NPR's All Things Considered since November 2018. In that role, she's the lead editor for the daily show. Dorning is responsible for newsmaker interviews, lead news segments and the small, quirky features that are a hallmark of the network's flagship afternoon magazine program.

She contributes heavily to All Things Considered’s political coverage and has played a key role in the show's coverage of the #MeToo movement. Previously, Dorning was an editor at Morning Edition.

While here, Dorning will take part in several personal discussions with student groups and classes, including a conversation with the editorial board and staff of the College newspaper, The Observer

The Shannon Executive Scholars Program, established by a gift from Professor William N. Shannon and his wife Bonnie, is an annual program at Saint Mary’s College that invites successful alumnae back to campus to share their career development, expertise, and experiences with students, faculty, and staff in addition to personal visits with College leaders.  Executive Scholars visit the College and share their expertise with students in professionally related classes as well as informal meetings. 

The Shannon Scholars Program has three primary goals: to connect current students with alumnae who have attained success in their chosen profession; to involve successful alumnae in the life of the College; and finally, to increase the visibility of Saint Mary’s College within the local community.

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