Career and Technical Education Center

FISD Broadcast Student Lands Local Media Position

Dec 16, 2014

Millicent and Mrs Coleman

“I never even knew I had an interest in this field until I took Ms. Coleman’s class,” Former Frisco ISD-TV Producer Millicent Macena told current Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center Audio/Video Production students during her recent visit. “I wanted to be a social worker.”

 “Well, everything we do is social,” Frisco ISD-TV Executive Producer Eva Coleman chimed in.

 Macena, a 2012 Lone Star High School graduate, is currently a student at the University of North Texas majoring in Converged Broadcast Media. She spent two years under Coleman’s leadership. One of those years was the launch of Ranger News Network in 2010 at Lone Star High and the other at the CTE Center.

 Macena visits often and this time delivered news that she’d been hired part-time as a production assistant for Dallas-Fort Worth’s KXAS-TV, NBC 5.

 But wait, she’s still a college student!

 Macena has made media strides since high school, winning state and national honors even then. Her talents led to her being named Lead Editor for UNT’s North Texas Television during her freshman year, and she currently serves as Program Director. In addition, this past summer she studied abroad in London, learning the history of British broadcasting and film. She’s now planning a summer service trip to South Africa to study political history of the area as well as work with children. Her anticipated college graduation date is December 2015.

Frisco ISD-TV is so proud to call her one of our own!