Missouri State alumna and writer Kay Alden Nelson (who is credited as Kay Alden for her work in daytime TV), is returning to campus. Her visit will feature a public forum.
- What: Q&A with Daytime Emmy-winning writer Kay Alden Nelson
- When: 3-5 p.m., April 16
- Where: Plaster Student Union Theatre
- How: Free and open to the public
About her career
During decades spent creating content for The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, Alden was recognized with a number of awards.
- 4 Emmy Awards – Best Writing Daytime Drama – The Young and the Restless – 1992, 1997, 2000, 2006
- 2 Emmy Awards – Best Writing Daytime Drama – The Bold and the Beautiful – 2010, 2013
- 2 Writers Guild of America Awards – Best Daytime Serial Writing – 2002, 2005
- 2004 Media Project – Shine Award (Youth Oriented Sexual Program Content)
- 2003 Sentinel for Health Award – “Neil’s Battle with Alcoholism”
- 2000 Sentinel for Health Award – “Raul’s Diabetes”
- 1998 Chicago Women in Film and Television Achievement Award
- 1992 Distinguished Alumni Award, Emporia (Kansas) State University
She has also been recognized with Missouri State’s Outstanding Alumni Award.
Impact on students
“Kay Alden is a model of success for student writers. She’s thrived in a volatile industry, and she has such important insight to share with our students,” Amberg says.
Alden last visited campus during the fall 2017 semester. A group of Amberg’s students had the opportunity to meet with her.
Amberg says, “Our students found her most recent visit incredibly meaningful and inspirational — not only because of how clearly she could speak to them about the craft and the industry — but also because she’s created characters they’ve known for years. I’m thankful they have this opportunity to learn from her again.”