Associate Professor Kent Collins teaches his last class

Associate Professor Kent Collins teaches his last class, J4976 Seminar in Radio and TV News, on May 3, 2018. He taught at the Missouri School of Journalism for 35 years.

Kent Collins, who led thousands of MU journalism students into successful careers in television and radio news, died Thursday.

Kent Collins

Kent Collins graduated from MU in 1970 and joined the faculty in 1983.

With a journalism career spanning over 50 years, Collins, 74, worked in newsrooms across the country, but he found his home at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia.

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