Thank you to our seniors: Chase, Evan, Zach, Anna, and Kaitlin!
KU Cheer Alumni Spotlight: Hi all, I’m Marcus Bush, Account Executive at ABC Family (The Walt Disney Company) and 2000-2004 KU cheerleader with a Journalism major and US History minor.
KU is like my boo…I always love it, brag about it, will defend it to the day I die even though it drives me crazy in March. The KU experience for me is one that I value and cherish more than anything in the world. I carry the experience with me daily and I am truly proud to be a Jayhawk – just ask my friends.
It is hard to select a single favorite moment from cheering at Kansas because there were so many unique opportunities that define my memory of KU. I will never forget beating Oregon in 2002 to go to cheer at my first Final Four, and then a year later cheering the National Championship game against Syracuse. Even though we didn’t win – I understood that I was a part of something huge. All of us cheering in those back-to-back Final Fours knew that we were lucky and were experiencing something that most college cheerleaders never would.
It has been a decade #gettingold and I believe that the education combined with the discipline of cheering for four years was the launching pad for achieving my career goals. I am currently living in Chicago, and have worked for multiple entertainment networks inside of the Disney portfolio. From Disney Channel to Radio Disney and now Account Executive with ABC Family, I have been able to use aspects of my Journalism degree to promote those brands to advertising agencies and clients within the Midwest territory.
Life definitely keeps going on after KU, but my connection to and adoration of the University will never fade. I love the traditions and have been proudly caught waving the wheat in my living room and still put my hands up for free throws when basketball games are close. I really feel like it’s my job to be there – even if I am hundreds of miles away. That’s what you do for your boo, right?
Next KU cheer clinic is this Sunday! Details at http://KUcheer.com/clinics #cheerleading