Alum Katie McQuone Surprised With Teaching 'Oscar,' $25,000 Prize

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Photo of Katie McQuone speaking with microphone while two other people hold up large check
Photo courtesy of the Milken Foundation

GV WIRE (FRESNO) -- McQuone graduated in 2009 from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in radio, television, and electronic media. At Sunnyside, she has taken on many tasks, in addition to leading the Video Production Academy where nearly 100 students learn digital and social media skills and produce daily video news stories for the school’s broadcast.

McQuone makes sure her students get hands-on experience: They record theatre performances at local elementary schools, shoot video for the Fresno Grizzlies, and work with the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and FAX bus service.

Their stories are featured on a local network affiliate and public television. When they graduate, they all have work-based learning experiences, dual enrollment college credits and often are certified in programs such as Adobe Photoshop.