For the fourth consecutive time, Bradley University students are part of a select group chosen to do production work for the Olympics. A total of 12 students are set to play a key role in the 2018 PyeongChang Games. Five of them will be stationed in South Korea and seven will go to NBC Sports Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. This is a three to five week program.

Dr. Paul Gullifor, former chairman and current professor in the Department of Communication at Bradley, is the one who spearheaded the partnership with NBC for the Olympics. “Our students have demonstrated that they are among the best in the nation. This partnership with NBC provides our students an extraordinary opportunity to gain practical experience at a premiere worldwide sporting event.”

Previously, six Bradley students worked with NBC for the Rio Summer Games in 2016, 18 interned with NBC at the Sochi Winter Games in 2014, while 10 earned internships with NBC for the 2012 Summer Games in London.

The program is open to all schools and students across the nation. However, Bradley remains a top choice for selection; only two other schools, Ithaca and Syracuse, have had more students participate than Bradley.

"This is the fourth consecutive Olympics that NBC has come to Bradley in search of student workers, which shows how impressed they are with the talent and work ethic of the Bradley students," said Dr. Gullifor.

Bradley University students participating this year include:

  • Sarah Brashear, a senior Public Relations major from Bennington, Nebraska
  • Jaclyn Clark, a senior Sports Communication major from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • John Collin, a sophomore Sports Communication major and Professional Selling double major from Gurnee, Illinois
  • Sammantha Dellaria, a senior Sports Communication major from Cary, Illinois
  • Samuel Dintruff, a senior Sports Communication major from Lake Bluff, Illinois
  • Andrew Freeman, a senior Sports Communication and Psychology double major from Antioch, Illinois.
  • Samuel Kuhlmeyer, a junior Television Arts major from Arnold, Missouri
  • Austin Shone, a senior Sports Communication major from Grapevine, Texas
  • Danielle Snyder, a senior Sports Communication major from Merritt Island, Florida
  • Nathaly Trujillo, a senior Sports Communication and Spanish double major from Dalton, Georgia
  • Andrew Vest, a Senior Sports Communication major from Pevely, Missouri
  • Channing Whitaker, a junior Sports Communication major from Fremont, California