National exposure benefits all

As TCU takes its place on a national stage, we’re fortunate to have alumni and students paving the way with poise and grace.

Senior broadcast journalism major Ashley Melnick’s appearance in the 2011 Miss America Pageant and alumnus Clint Robertson’s second place finish on “The Apprentice” are both great examples of Horned Frogs using their talent and ingenuity to become positive leaders in the global community.

National exposure for the university benefits all students, especially when graduating from a school with a small student body and a small alumni base. Positive examples of Horned Frogs being classy, professional and dedicated to their endeavors can only help graduating seniors as they enter a cutthroat job market in the coming months.

The thousands of people who acknowledged TCU for the first time following the Rose Bowl can finally assign an identity to the little school in Texas with the peculiar-looking mascot. Commendable behavior and sportsmanship from students and players at the Rose Bowl were noticed by many when broadcast in front of a national audience.

Students and alumni must continue to bolster this positive perception of the university while we’re still in the spotlight.

Web editor Andrea Drusch for the editorial board.