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Tiegs spends summer working with OKC RedHawks organization

July 11, 2013
By cnp
Posted in Communication Studies

Alix Tiegs, a sophomore radio/television/video major at Ozarks, is spending his summer working for the minor league baseball's Oklahoma City RedHawks, the AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros.

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Ozarks sophomore Alix Tiegs is spending his second consecutive summer working as a kitchen manager for the Oklahoma City RedHawks, a minor league baseball organization.

Tiegs, originally from Houston, Texas, is in his second season working as the club level kitchen manager for the RedHawks at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. His responsibilities include setting up food service and organizing workers to deliver food throughout the stadium.

"I found the job through a job fair," Tiegs said. "I was attracted to this job because I love baseball. I’m a huge Texas Rangers fan, and with this job I get to see the inner workings of how a ballpark is run and take part in that."

As a radio/television/video major, Tiegs is hoping this experience will help him realize his ultimate dream, working in sports broadcasting.

"I want to pursue a career in sports, but I want to be running the broadcast. I love live TV. There is something about that adrenaline rush you get when doing a live show, plus the combination of being an all-sport enthusiast really helps," he said.

Tiegs credits Ozarks for preparing him to face any challenge in the workforce.

"The one thing Ozarks has done that has helped me the most is the fact that we are such a close-knit group of students, faculty, and staff," he said. "That idea that the people around you can become your family really has carried over into my work experiences and has allowed me to become a better employee and co-worker."