Angie Williams and Lacey Faulkner

Say hello to two more students in the program, Angie Williams and Lacey Faulkner. Both ladies have different education backgrounds, which helps bring new and exciting perspectives to museum issues! These ladies are a treat and the MSM program is lucky to have them.

 

Angie Williams

(Pictured on the left!)

Where are you originally from?

I am originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

What made you interested in the Museum Science and Management (MSM) program at the University of Tulsa?

I was looking for a museum masters degree program, and I was lucky that there was a university with a great program where I live!

What are you most excited about within the MSM program?

I am most excited about having the opportunity to work hands on in the museum field. I’m also excited about meeting new people and expanding my knowledge.

What makes you a good fit for the program?

I feel like I am a good fit for the program because I have a strong background in history and education, and I have ambition to constantly learn.

What are your goals upon graduating?

My goals upon graduating are to work in the education and public outreach department in a local area museum.

What is your dream job in the museum industry?

My dream job would be to have the opportunity to design and implement educational programing in a historical artifact museum. In particular I would like to connect school districts with programming to enhance their classroom instruction.

What do you like about Tulsa?

I love the diverse culture, arts community, and the open-mindedness of the people in Tulsa. I also love the history and art deco architecture of the city. There is always something to do and something to see!

Where do you hope to be in five years, city-wise?

In five years I hope to be in Tulsa working in a museum, but eventually I would like to move to Colorado.

Hobbies?

My hobbies include dancing/performing, board games, being outdoors, reading, movies, and spending time with my wife and our four children.

Any other information you wish people to know about you?

I am very passionate about education and learning. I hope to achieve partnerships in the future with schools and museums to bring hands on interactive learning into the classroom to enhance student learning and understanding of other cultures and time periods throughout history.

 

 

Lacey Faulkner

Where are you originally from?

I claim both Dallas and San Antonio as my home towns. I was born in Dallas, Texas and lived there half my life and then I moved to San Antonio, Texas and lived there until I went to college.

What made you interested in the Museum Science and Management (MSM) program at the University of Tulsa?

I have a museum studies minor and I knew I wanted to pursue a career in a museum. I saw that the TU MSM program worked closely with the Gilcrease Museum and focused on a combination of theoretical and practical skills.

What are you most excited about within the MSM program?

I am very excited for the opportunity to work with collections, through specific collection management courses and an internship.

What makes you a good fit for the program?

I grew up loving to visit museums, and I still do. I had the opportunity to work in a collections department and intern at a special collections library, and I found the experience amazing, and I knew that I wanted to work in a museum afterwards. I am passionate about the subject, and dedicated to gaining the skill set I need to have a career in the museum field.

What are your goals upon graduating?

I would like to join a museum in a collections management position soon after graduating.

What is your dream job in the museum industry?

My dream job would be working at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in collection management, having the opportunity to work with their extensive collection would be amazing.

What do you like about Tulsa so far?

I love the downtown area of Tulsa and the art crawls the city offers.

Where do you hope to be in five years, city-wise?

I hope to be back in Texas in five years, most likely in Dallas.

Hobbies?

In my free time, I like to paint and write.

Any other information you wish people to know about you?

I’m very excited and thankful to be working on my masters at TU.