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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Dual major: Journalism / Broadcast Radio / Television Bradley University 1984 __________________________________________________ Endorsed by Illinois State Board of Education Career Technical Education Radio & Television Broadcasting September 2010

Mr. Frank Rice / Course #703 - Broadcast Journalism

24 years as a Television News Photographer in Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Louisville, South Bend & Peoria.

10 years-plus as a Corporate Video Producer for companies including GM, Pfizer, Kraft & Harley-Davidson.

One year as an Adjunct Instructor leading college courses in Advertising, Entrepreneurship & International Marketing.

Five years-plus leading high school courses in Video Production & Broadcast Journalism.

Six years-plus as a Webcast Producer/Director.

Coached two Radio Speaking contestants to the 2015 IHSA State Final in Individual Events.

The only full-time instructor credentialed for President Obama's 2012 election night celebration at McCormick Place.



Mr. Rice covering the '92 NCAA Men's Basketball championship game in Minneapolis


ABC7's Karen Jordan chats with students about Broadcast Journalism careers:

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WGN Feature Reporter Amy Rutledge drops-by Mr. Rice's class in April 2016:

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SCP-TV crew covers 2016 Southland Volleyball

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Parents only - please use Mr. Rice's Southland/Outlook account for all e-mail correspondence:  frice@sd162.org 

  • The 2017 Chicago Auto Show

    Not only did our Junior Broadcast Journalists get their first real taste of OTJT during Southland’s first-ever trip to the show Feb. 19, but they also got a bonus - invaluable industry and career tips from ABC7 Anchor/Reporter Rob Elgas.  Our five news teams used their video to produce stories about cars for college graduates, family-friendly vehicles, cars of the future and sports cars.

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  • Cheer is Here!

    Southland was the only school to show-off its

    Cheer squad for every minute of every game

    at the 2017 CHSD 218 Holiday Classic Basketball

    Tournament at Shepard H.S. in Palos Township

    November 20-22 & 24.

    (Pictured with Mr. Frank Rice - SCP Instructor & Multimedia Producer)




  • Student crews from Mr. Rice's Broadcast Journalism classes chat with his former co-workers from ABC7 at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Eight students covered various story topics during this wonderful opportunity for real world practicum.

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