Story and photo by Megan Bauerle, NewsNetNebraska

Alicia Mikoloyck (mike-oh-LAW-check) has always been fascinated by journalism. “I loved watching and reading the news when I was little, and I still do.”

Senior News-Editorial Journalism student, Mikoloyck aspires to be a copy editor.

Senior news-editorial journalism student, Mikoloyck aspires to be a copy editor.

A 21-year-old news-editorial and English major from Omaha, Neb., Mikoloyck actually started at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a Biological Sciences major with dreams of becoming an eye doctor.

“Chem 109 kicked my butt and I realized I didn’t want to hate what I was doing for the next four years. You might as well do something you like,” Mikoloyck said.

After hearing one of her Delta Delta Delta sisters gush about the journalism department and professors at UNL, Mikoloyck ended up at an American Copy Editors’ Society (ACES) meeting, where she met her future professor, Sue Burzynski Bullard. After that, she never looked back.

In addition to being an active member of the Tri-Delta sorority, Mikoloyck also spent time reporting and copy editing for the Daily Nebraskan and became president of the UNL ACES chapter during her senior year.

A lover of “The Oven” restaurant and cute animals on Pinterest, Mikoloyck spends free time shopping on the Vera Bradley website and watching Hulu+.

After she graduates from UNL in December of 2013, Mikoloyck hopes to become a copy editor at the Lincoln Journal Star or the Omaha World-Herald.

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