UC to be featured on Amazon Prime show ‘The College Tour’
The News Record TNR I January 31, 2022
The University of Cincinnati (UC) is set to be featured on an upcoming episode of the Amazon Prime series, “The College Tour,” premiering next week on Feb. 8.
The series, hosted by “Amazing Race” winner Alex Boylan, travels to institutions across the nation to talk to students, faculty and alumni to show viewers “colleges and universities in a way they have never been seen before,” according to its website.
A total of 10 current and former UC students, including Undergraduate Student Body President April Gable, will share their stories on the show.
“I honestly felt like a UC celebrity getting to work with such a talented crew and friendly student extras,” said Gable in a news release.
The show will also feature two international UC students: Alejandro Diaz, an information systems and finance student from Honduras, and Jasmine Shaban, an industrial design student from Lebanon.
Shaban explained how “political and economic unrest” in Lebanon put her “educational future and potential in a state of uncertainty.” UC offered her a chance to continue school, Shaban says.
“No matter where you’re from, we’re all united by our love for learning and curiosity,” she said. “UC has truly helped me foster that and it keeps me wanting more. A college education is more than learning skills for a job, it’s learning about yourself and following your intuition, all to make you the best version of yourself possible.”
Additionally, viewers will hear from UC alumni, including Anndréa Moore, the head of product marketing for Meta.
“Attending UC was a life-changing experience,” she said, adding that her “professional day-to-day closely resembles one of my favorite classes.”
The episode will feature other students and alumni, including Miles Spearman, Camryn Morrow, Bryce Gray, A’Jiana Birchmore, Grace Hertlein and Carlo Bronzie.
UC joins fellow Ohio college Miami University and other nationally recognized schools in taking part in “The College Tour.”