Eleta Cox McCormick, ADV 1965, is a retired entrepreneur rekindling her passion for photography in Evergreen, Colo. Her daughter Ashley recently earned her Ph.D. at UF in interdisciplinary ecology.
Carol Stovall, ADV 1971, is director of mission and community outreach for Bon Secours Health System in St. Petersburg. She writes and produces a quarterly employee newsletter, The Campus Chronicle. She works with the staff of a 274-bed Catholic nursing home and a 105-bed assisted living facility. She wrote an article for the January/ February issue of Health Progress, a national magazine of the Catholic Health Association.
Richard B. Montgomery, ADV 1972, is captain with American Airlines. He and his wife Karen Coady have a son, Cody, a 2000 UF graduate and a pilot, and daughter, Kacey, a second-year medical student at UF.
Arielle Ford, ADV 1974, is director of public relations and marketing for The Spiritual Cinema Circle, a DVD club specializing in award-winning movies selected for spiritual and psychological depth.
Frank Quigley, ADV 1975, is president of Manhattan-based Source Media (formerly Thomson Media), which publishes American Banker, US Banker, The Bond Buyer, Financial Planning, On Wall Street, Securities Industry News, Traders Magazine and others. He served on the Academic Advisory Council for the College from 1985 to 1997. He is married to another UF graduate, Julia Sewell of St. Petersburg. They live in Scarsdale with their three children.
James S. Benjamin, ADV 1976, is partner in the Fort Lauderdale law firm of Benjamin and Aaronson, P.A. He became president of the First Amendment Lawyer’s Association in August. The firm has concentrated in First Amendment and adult entertainment law.
Bob Birkentall, ADV 1980, is strategy manager for Tribune Interactive, a division of the Tribune Co.
Michael Cohen, ADV 1981, is senior production manager for agency jobs and a photographer. He also leads an eight-piece blues and R&B band, Hard Bargain, which sold albums in 18 countries and throughout the U.S. Hard Bargain is working on a new release. www.thebassguy.com
Rob Cherof, ADV 1982, is executive vice president and management director of BBDO, an advertising agency in Atlanta.
John Daniel Smith, ADV 1982, is budget director for Gwinnett County Public School. He and his wife Stephanie have a son, Max, 10, and a daughter, Taylor, 7.
Therese Lounder-Mulroy, ADV 1984, owns Hawaiian Rare Fruit Co. After retiring from Office Depot as catalog production supervisor for the United States and Canada, she bought a nine-acre organic certified rare fruit orchard.
Lisa R. Delman, ADV 1986, is author of Dear Mom, I’ve Always Wanted You to Know … Daughters Share Letters from the Heart (Penguin).
Johnny Gooding, ADV 1986, is member of senior management at the Tampa regional headquarters of Progressive Insurance. He has been with the company for 11 years.
Piper Smith, ADV 1986, is vice president of marketing for Historic Tours of America. Gov. Jeb Bush reappointed her to the judicial nominating commission for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She is one of two non-lawyers on the commission.
Ron Jackenthal, ADV 1987, is vice president of sales for InPhonic and runs the sales division for Liberty Wireless. He lives in Park City, Utah, with his wife and two kids.
Jennifer Magrath-Singer, ADV 1988, is teacher for the Palm Beach County School District. She completed her master’s in English in 2001.
Aaron Wymer, ADV 1989, is senior minister at Grandview Christian Church in Johnson City, Tenn.
Daniel Garrido, ADV 1990, is president of DG Design Studios, a graphic and Web design company.
Casey Jones, ADV 1991, is scoring official for the PGA Tour. He and his wife Katey travel the country for 30 weeks a year as part of the Tour’s field staff. They reside in Atlanta.
Colleen L. (Molohon) Croft, ADV 1992, is reading teacher for the School Board of Alachua County. She earned a master’s in elementary education in 2004. She and husband Rick began Matco Tools franchise in 1988. They have two children, Kyle and Eryn.
Dan Dalesandro, ADV 1993, is attorney with Associates & Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A. in Fort Myers. He and his wife Jaime recently celebrated the birth of their first child Abigail. They live in Cape Coral.
Eric S. Friedman, ADV 1993, is partner at the law firm of Slutzky, Wolfe & Bailey in Atlanta. He and his wife Paula recently celebrated the birth of their second daughter, Lindsay Kate.
Cristina Sueiras Gonzalez, ADV 1993, is English teacher at Coral Gables Senior High. She is married to her UF sweetheart. They have 5-year-old twin boys and an eight-month-old baby girl.
Matthew M. Hodge, ADV 1994, is executive director of the Seminole Community College Foundation.
Janet Villalba Tracy, ADV 1997, is media planner at La Agencia de Orci, a Hispanic advertising agency in Los Angeles. She also performs with an improv comedy group.
Cristine Danauy, ADV 1998, is graphic designer with matchdoctor.com.
Wendy Allen Lawson, ADV 1998, is account executive with The Gainesville Sun.
Jobel José, ADV 1999, is designer with J. Walter Thompson Technology in Atlanta.
Brian E. Larsen, ADV 1999, is vice president and co-founder of Don Chico Corporation. He is a Florida High School Athletic Association football official as well as a Palm Beach County Youth Football League official.
Juan Carlos Hernandez, ADV 2002, is advertising specialist for Alienware Corp.
Elizabeth Hudson, ADV 2002, is first-year law student at Northwestern University in Chicago. She plans to focus on corporate law. She worked for an advertising and public relations agency in San Diego for two years.
Jenni Ishman, ADV 2002, is event planner for the University of Central Florida. She is a master’s student in interpersonal communications at UCF.
Lindsay (Minter) Graham, ADV 2003, is corporate communications specialist for Hughes Supply, one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of maintenance, repair and construction-related products, in Orlando. She is in charge of the internal newsletter that goes to 9,200 Hughes employees across the country. She married college sweetheart Jason Graham in May. They live in Orlando.
Heather Frank, ADV 2004, is graphic designer for Bernard Hodes Group in New York.
Laura Peffer, ADV 2004, is assistant media buyer for National Broadcast Carat USA.
Evan M. Karpel, JM 1957, is retired and edits, writes and publishes his Temple newsletter quarterly. He is also an elected judge.
William H. Wall, JM 1964, is director of the Alabama Student Loan Program. He was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Robert K. Wilcox, JM 1966, is former Air Force information officer who lives in Los Angeles. He is author of Black Aces High and Wings of Fury, which detail the exploits of America’s fighting forces in the sky, and his most recent book, First Blue: The Story of World War II Ace Butch Voris and the Creation of the Blue Angels, a biography of Roy “Butch” Voris, creator and first flight leader of the Blue Angels.
Eddie Sears, JM 1967, plans on reading without interruptions and traveling after his retirement as editor of The Palm Beach Post.
Tom Vickers, JM 1967, teaches English and journalism courses at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and serves as faculty adviser to the student newspaper, The Avion, in Daytona Beach.
John Bogert, JM 1971, is news columnist at The Daily Breeze, a Copley Newspaper in Los Angeles.
JW (Jack William) Dicks, JM 1971, is chief development officer of PremiereTrade™, a financial software and services company he started in 2002 with his nephew, James Dicks. He and wife Linda live in Altamonte Springs and escape to their place on the West Coast whenever possible. Their daughter, Jennifer Dicks Burg, PR 2002,works for the company and younger daughter, Lindsay, will earn a bachelor’s in marketing from UF on April 30. She will also work for PremiereTrade™.
Jeff Klinkenberg, JM 1971, who writes about Florida culture for the St. Petersburg Times, is the writer in residence for the University of South Florida’s Florida Studies program. He is the author of a new collection of essays, “Seasons of Real Florida,” published by the University Press of Florida. His essays and stories have been nominated six times for the Pulitzer Prize, most recently for feature writing in 2004. He has been an adjunct instructor in the College and has written for magazines such as Esquire, Outside, Travel and Leisure, and Audubon.
Carol (Rescigno) Conyne, JM 1972, recently returned to Newsday as deputy foreign editor. She worked part-time for many years to raise her children.
John “Bart” Bartosek, JM 1974, is new editor of The Palm Beach Post. He and wife Cindy live in West Palm Beach.
Kathleen Quinn, JM 1974, is group program director for Tribune Broadcasting. She programs seven television stations in Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New Orleans and Albany, N.Y.
Marcelino J. Huerta III, JM 1975, has been selected for the 2005-2006 “Best Lawyers in America.” He is a board certified trial lawyer in Tampa.
Bob Morris, JM 1975, former columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, is editor-in-chief of Caribbean Travel & Life magazine and has signed a deal with St. Martin’s Press for a series of mysteries, each taking place on a different Caribbean island. The hero, Zack Chasteen, is a former strong safety for the Florida Gators and the Miami Dolphins. “Bahamarama” came out in October and “Jamaica Me Dead” will be published in October 2005. He lives in Winter Park.
Garry Matlow, JM 1977, is communications specialist with The Arc of Spokane in Spokane, Wash. He previously was assistant director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane.
Sabrina (Alsop) Shapiro, JM 1977, is dean of business and technology at Hillsborough Community College, Brandon campus.
Andrew Froman, JM 1978, is shareholder with Clark, DeMay, Fara and Froman, P.A. He lives in Sarasota with his wife Bianca Eber and their sons, Dylan Reid, 16, and Maxwell Drew, 14.
Robert S. Aiken, JM 1979, is vice president of federal affairs at Pinnacle West Capital Corp.
Susan (Farmwald) Begay, JM 1981, is freelance writer for The Indianapolis Star. Her son Matthew is 11 and daughter Haley is 6.
Keith Kriegler, JM 1983, is president and entrepreneur of Kinetic Marketing. He has lived in Chicago for the last 14 years with daughter Ciara.
Jonna Hunt Orwig, JM 1983, is special events manager at Daufuskie Island Resort and Breathe Spa in South Carolina.
Cheryl Bailey, JM 1984, is freelance writer for River City News of the Florida Times-Union. She also teaches reading, language and spelling to third graders at Pine Forest Elementary School in Jacksonville.
Diane M. Moskal, JM 1986, is technical communications manager for Fidelity National Information Solutions in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Gary White, JM 1986, is feature writer for The Ledger in Lakeland.
Kenn Tomasch, JM 1987, is manager of Creative Communications for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and works as a radio and TV broadcaster for two professional soccer teams, the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer and the Chicago Storm of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He is also a freelance writer and a high school football and basketball official.
Roby Page, JM 1988, has a book coming out in August from the University Press of Mississippi on the history of Bike Week in Daytona. It’s a visual sociology book using photos and text to show how the event has changed through the years.
Adrienne (Riba) Scheck, JM 1988, is full-time mom to Zachary, 11; Faryn, 8; Shelby, 5; and Amanda, 4; along with husband of 13 years, Jeff.
Susan (Lewis) Dewey, JM 1989, is in-house attorney at Cisco Systems in San Jose, Calif. after more than five years as an attorney for Adaptec. She is a member of Women In Licensing, Licensing Executives Society and American Corporate Counsel Association.
Reggie Grant, JM 1991, is high school teacher in Tallahassee and does occasional freelance work. He and wife Adriane Glenn Grant have two sons, Micah, 3, and Jadon, 1.
Brooke Lange, JM 1991, is senior editor of Robb Report Luxury Home and Robb Report Collections.
Hollie S. Allender, JM 1992, is editor of Quest Magazine, published by Global Underwater Explorers in High Springs.
Kelly Layman, JM 1993, is president of Palm Beach-based In Layman’s Terms, a national public relations and governmental affairs firm. It won the 2003 Northwood University’s Arthur E. Turner Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award for Outstanding Public Service. She was appointed to serve on the Florida Historical Commission from January 2004 to December 2005 and recently was elected to the Board of Governors for the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.
Hilda Perez, JM 1994, is picture editor at the Orlando Sentinel. She covered the summer’s four hurricanes and had one of her pictures chosen as one of MSNBC’s best images of the year in the editor’s choice category. She is also adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida and a photo coach at the Mountain Workshop.
Erin West, JM 1995, is team leader for regional page design for The Tampa Tribune. She is also newsletter editor for the ALS Association’s Florida chapter and chaired its 2004 Walk to Defeat ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She recently won first place in local page design from the Florida Press Club.
Enrique Armijo, JM 1996, will begin a one-year clerkship in August with Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He plans to practice media and communications law.
Tom Farrey, JM 1996, is senior writer at ESPN.com and contributor at ESPN The Magazine and ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” and “SportsCenter.”
Justin Best, JM 1998, is photo editor at The Herald, a mid-size daily near Seattle. He recently had one of his pictures chosen as one of MSNBC’s best images of the year in the reader’s choice category. He and wife Jen’s first child Parker David was born in February.
Ryan Gravatt, JM 1999, is online campaign manager of Quicksilver Internet Solutions, a company he started in April 2002. He manages new media strategies for political candidates, non-profit organizations and private companies. He and his wife Suzannah live in Austin and have an 8-month-old son, Henry.
Elizabeth McCormick, JM 1999, is program coordinator for Citizen CPR. She married Kevin Morrisey in February in Tampa.
Kathy (Bushouse) Burstein, JM 2000, is business writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel covering insurance and banking. She married a fellow Sentinel reporter Jon Burstein over Memorial Day weekend.
Jill Andreu, JM 2001, is editor at Naylor Publications. Her husband Robbie Andreu, JM 1977, is a sports writer at The Gainesville Sun. Their daughter Madeline Parker was born in January.
Anna Marie Neri, JM 2002, has been account coordinator for two years with CBR Public Relations Business to Business division.
Jaclyn Sherman Rhoads, JM 2002, is marketing specialist at Florida Credit Union in Gainesville. She married Jesse Rhoads in March.
Dan Berger, JM 2003, is doctoral student at Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author and editor of two forthcoming books: “Nonstop Struggle: The Weather Underground” and “The Politics of Solidarity,” began as his undergraduate senior thesis at UF and will be released in the winter by AK Press. He is also the co-editor of “Letters From Young Activists,” which will be released by Nation Books in the fall.
Christina Jesson, JM 2003, is copy editor and page designer at The Tuscaloosa News and Tuscaloosa Magazine in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She also edits EW Woman magazine.
Cristy Loftis, JM 2004, is education reporter for the Citrus County Chronicle.
Laura Nipe, JM 2004, is communications and promotions coordinator at the Museum of Discovery and Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Michael J. Thursam, PR 1970, is senior emergency planner for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. He lives in Nashville, Tenn.
Clint Johnson, PR 1975, has published his eighth non-fiction book, a ghostwritten autobiography of Coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines, a basketball coach.
Mary (Bray) Carouthers, PR 1978, is general counsel for Howe-Baker Engineers in Tyler, Tex.
Michael J. Starling, PR 1978, is vice president of Cell-Tel government systems, which markets and sells deployable wireless communication systems to the government and the military. He also teaches part time at the University of Phoenix.
Erin McLeod, PR 1981, is communications director for the Senior Friendship Centers. She is responsible for managing all aspects of client and employee communications in Sarasota, Desoto, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. McLeod also serves as president of the Central West Coast chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and edits a Habitat for Humanity newsletter.
Bregar Horner, PR 1982, is an independent career consultant. He previously worked for 18 years in human resources management for Siemens AG.
Lori Evans McCroan, PR 1984, is teacher’s assistant in the exceptional education department for the Orange County Public Schools in Orlando.
Paul Sotrop, PR 1984, is on temporary assignment as a stay-at-home dad in Maplewood, N.J. with his wife Margaret and sons, Sam, 11, and Max, 9.
Nereida “Neddy” Perez, PR 1986, is regional communications advisor for North, Central and South American operations at Shell Services International in Houston.
Diane Provasi Lewis, PR 1987, is accredited business communicator and unit marketing director for Chick-fil-A at Wells Road in Orange Park. She is responsible for public relations, community relations, marketing and sales. She is a mentor for PRSSA students at the University of North Florida and coordinates the Ministry of Mothers Sharing at her church. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A, Diane was part of the communications team at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, St. Johns Advertising and Public Relations and has worked in various industries as a freelance communications consultant. She is married and has a 5-year-old son, Joshua.
Jennifer Smith, PR 1990, is recruiting coordinator of F5 Networks in Seattle.
Laurie Sprague, PR 1990, is owner of Let It Grow Nursery in Jacksonville, which opened a year ago.
Tanya Ott-Fulmore, PR 1991, is news director at WBHM-FM, the NPR affiliate in Birmingham, Ala. She is also a news consultant for NPR stations nationwide. She and husband Jason have three daughters, Miranda, Olivia and Hannah.
Rich Nasser, PR 1992, is working for Gantz Wiley Research in Minneapolis.
Jennifer (Hornsby) Cox, PR 1995, is development associate for Community Child Care Center of Delray Beach. Her first child, Alexander Edward, was born in 2003.
Elizabeth Clark Kovacs, PR 1996, is aide to Sen. Elizabeth Dole in Salisbury, N.C.
Michael A. Monahan, PR 1996, is communications manager at the law firm of Carlton Fields in Tampa. He is responsible for the public relations, media relations and advertising for the 219-attorney firm. Monahan is a member of the Leadership Tampa Class of 2005 and a leader in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Emerge Tampa program. He also served on the board of directors of the Florida Public Relations Association – Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter from 2002-2004, serving as the chapter’s vice president in 2004.
Frank Sutera, PR 1997, worked as a producer on MTV’s “Damage Control” FOX’s “The Next Great Champ,” and Comedy Central’s “Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses” (see story, Page 25). He was director of programming for Stone Stanley Entertainment in 2002-2004. He oversaw production of Comedy Central’s “The Man Show,” ABC’s “Celebrity Mole: Yucatan,” NBC’s “FAME,” SPIKE TV’s “The Joe Schmo Show 1 and 2” and “Oblivious,” and PAX’s “Shop ‘Til You Drop.”
Jennifer Bates, PR 1998, is in real estate sales with Emmer Development.
Andrea Burdett Kennedy, PR 1998, is pharmaceutical sales representative for Schering Plough. She got married in May.
Shelley Caracciolo Ouellette, PR 1998, is communications manager for Seminole Community College.
Christine Pietryla, PR 1999, is senior consultant at Cunningham & Company, a Chicago-based marketing and communications consulting firm.
Chad Darwin, PR 2000, is senior account executive with Hill and Knowlton, a media and financial group in Los Angeles.
Kristen M. Key, PR 2001,is press aide in the Office of the Mayor of Jacksonville.
Andrew Raudenbush, PR 2001, is registered representative for ING Financial Partners. His position involves managing small businesses’ retirement plans and employee benefits. He also works with individuals to solve retirement planning challenges.
Jennifer Dicks Burg, PR 2002, is senior editor of James Dicks: The Active Investor, a nationally distributed financial magazine published by PremiereTrade™, a financial software and services
Michele Rollen, PR 2002, is dean’s assistant at UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions.
Alison Rosenkranz, PR 2002, is account executive and publicist at Fahlgren Entertainment, which represents feature film studios, including New Line Cinema, MGM, Focus Features, and Sony Pictures. She married UF alumnus Paul Gomez in December.
Susan Roudabush, PR 2002, is staff assistant in the travel office of the White House.
Joanna Davis, PR 2003, is professional health-care representative for Pfizer in Providence, R.I.
Jenny VanDerVliet, PR 2003, is public relations representative for VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation.
Jenny Weigle, PR 2003, is marketing director for the law firm Forizs & Dogali, P.L. She is one of the founding members of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s new program for young professionals, Emerge Tampa, and is one of the youngest people to be accepted into Leadership Tampa in the history of the program. She is also young alumni coordinator for the Tampa Gator Club Executive Board.
Morgan L. Dunn, PR 2004, is communications manager for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Meredith Lee May, PR 2004, is staff assistant to U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-Colo. 7th).
Angie Orth, PR 2004, is interning with Golin Harris International Public Relations in Atlanta.
Joshua Pila, PR 2004, is finishing his first year at Georgetown University Law Center. He will serve as a summer associate at the National Association of Broadcasters, Office of the General Counsel.
Brianne Straub, PR 2004, is marketing and public relations specialist for the University of Central Florida Foundation in Orlando. She is content manager and editor for external and internal Web sites, coordinates internal communication materials, works with senior staff on communication tools and designs internal publications. She has been with the magazine since it started almost three years ago. She married Bobby Burg, also a UF graduate, and they recently built a house in Lake Mary.
E.W. (Bill) Ball, TEL 1956, retired from The Miami Herald in 1977 and is widowed living in Okeechobee. He has one son and two grandchildren.
Bennett F. Yeilding, TEL 1964, is business services consultant at The Training Institute of America based in Van Nuys, Calif. It is his second career in social services. He retired from broadcasting in 1993.
Alan Burnett, TEL 1972, is producer and writer for Warner Bros. Animation. He is executive producer of “The Batman” for Kids WB and supervising producer on Cartoon Network’s “Krypto the Superdog.”
Scott Ferguson, TEL 1975, is communications manager for Sarasota County Community Services including the History Center, Library System, Parks and Recreation and UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences-Sarasota County Extension.
Thomas F. Smith, TEL 1975, is owner of Loosen-Up Spas and Hot Tubs. He and his wife started the business selling Coleman Spas and Hot Tubs in Sanford in 2003. Their oldest son, Nicholas, will graduate from UF this month.
Susan Cohen Manis, TEL 1976, is medical technologist with St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville.
David Glickman, TEL 1977, performs “customized corporate comedy” for conventions, meetings, sales rallies and banquets for many different industries every year. He customizes each program with an intense research and development process for each client.
Eve Ackerman, TEL 1978, writes Florida-based historical romance novels such as “Darlene Marshall.” “Smuggler’s Bride” will be published in February and “Pirate’s Price” will be re-issued. “Captain Sinister’s Lady” is scheduled for October. She also volunteers with WUFT-FM’s Radio Reading Service and the WUFT/WJUF membership campaigns at UF.
Frank J. Volpicella, TEL 1978, is executive news director of KVUE-TV in Austin.
John Schryber, TEL 1979, is senior litigation partner with Patton Boggs, LLP in Washington, D.C. He was nominated for Washington’s Best Lawyer by the Washington Business Journal. He litigates complex civil matters of national prominence.
Chris Maurer, TEL 1980, is coordinating producer and anchor for CNBC Business Radio. She oversees radio staff and operations.
Tim Reed, TEL 1985, is lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He is director of the Joint Contracting Command in Kirkuk, Iraq.
Chris (Fiebel) Vivian, TEL 1986, is marketing director of the American Heart Association in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Joe Weisman, TEL 1986, is training manager of the admissions department at Kaplan University in Fort Lauderdale.
Paul E. Catala, TEL 1988, is copy editor for The Flyer, a Tampa-area classified ad publication. He writes freelance news and features for papers around Central Florida.
Julianne Potter-Mical, TEL 1989, is senior leadership and employee development consultant for American Express. She and husband Kevin have a new son, Grayson.
Jeff Weinsier, TEL 1989, is investigative reporter with WPLG-TV 10 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale. He and wife Stephanie Thatcher are expecting a third child in May.
Mark J. Brazzo, TEL 1990, is project analyst for Edison, N.J.-based Ascom Transport Systems, which provides field equipment maintenance for the EZ-Pass electronic toll collection system on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. He handles project management support, which includes detailed operational business analysis supervision and reporting.
Sandor Bondorowsky, TEL 1992, is freelance technical director for “The Tony Danza Show,” among others. He is also partner in Remote Digital Media, a full service production company. He and his wife Ofira have a 3-year-old son Alexander and are expecting another boy this month.
Zandra (McKnight) Raines, TEL 1992, is digital court reporter for the Florida court system.
Christina Etter, TEL 1994, is 5 p.m. news producer for KVOA-TV in Tucson, Ariz.
Michelle (Cunningham) Fischer, TEL 1994, is morning meteorologist at WZVN in Fort Myers and has been at the station for five years. She and husband Greg have a 4-month-old daughter Madison.
Alison Starling, TEL 1995, is news anchor for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.
Ed Tudor, TEL 1995, is creative services director for KARK-TV, the NBC affiliate in Little Rock, Ark.
Ken Carlson, TEL 1996, is creative director and owner of Big Machine Design in Hollywood. Big Machine Design designed the new graphics package for ABC “20/20” and the FOX Saturday & Sunday network IDs.Its work can also be seen on MTV, MTV2, TLC, Animal Planet, USA, UPN and A&E.
Jim Johnson, TEL 1996, is on-air image producer for WCEU-TV 15 (PBS) in Ormond Beach. He is responsible for the overall station image and promotions. He also works as a freelance voice talent. Some of his voice credits include Volvo, ‘Lil Champ Convenience Stores, AAA of Florida, Embry Riddle University and PBS.
Richard Preuss, TEL 1996, is associate director for live musical, variety specials and award shows (see story, Page 25). He has been associate director on shows such as the Academy Awards, the Emmys, VH1 Divas, Billboard Music Awards and many more. In December, he directed cameras for “Kennedy Center Honors” on CBS. In seven years as a freelance associate director, he has received two Emmys and four Director’s Guild nominations for his contribution to the Academy Awards broadcasts. He and his wife Jennifer are expecting their first child this month.
Chris Marasco, TEL 1997, is technical director for CNN in Atlanta.
Laureen (Martinez) Trudell, TEL 1997, is reporter for WTVR-CBS 6 in Richmond, Va. She recently married Timothy Trudell.
Jennifer Basa, TEL 1998, is producer for the Emmy-winning CBS show, “The Amazing Race.”This is her fourth season. She commutes from Jacksonville to Los Angeles for her television work.
Andrea Carden, TEL 1998, is senior executive assistant to the president and to the chief operating officer of Fox Sports Networks (see story, Page 25). She recently moved back to Los Angeles from Atlanta, where she was an executive assistant to the senior vice president and executive director of CNN.
Tony Simon, TEL 1998, is part-time, fill-in air personality at 94.9 Zeta/Clear Channel Radio in Miami. He is also full-time radio broadcast technician for Radio Marti/US Office of Cuba Broadcasting.
Daniel Beasley, TEL 1999, is helpdesk specialist for RBC Dain Rauscher. He left the news industry to pursue a computer science career.
Jonelle Henry, TEL 1999, is associate producer for C-SPAN in Washington, D.C.
April (Mertz) Kellogg, TEL 2000, is community relations coordinator for the Hillsborough County Government Communications Department. She does public relations and marketing for Hillsborough County and hosts “Hillsborough This Week” for HTV22.
Roger Lohse, TEL 2000, is reporter at WPLG-TV in Miami. He lives in Hollywood, Fla. with his wife Raelin and son Jack.
Lauren Klein, TEL 2001, is production coordinator for Discovery Communications. Klein was also a line producer for a documentary, “Children Will Listen,” which aired on PBS in November.
Jose Humberto Mesones Sanchez, TEL 2001, is media coordinator for CNN in Atlanta.
David J. Gross, TEL 2002, is producer for WCJB-TV in Gainesville.
Samantha Prag, TEL 2002, is associate producer of “Renovate My Family,” a primetime show on FOX.
Erich Spivey, TEL 2002, is reporter at WRDW-TV, the CBS affiliate in Augusta, Ga. He moved there after working as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WVII-TV in Bangor, Maine.
Melissa Sogegian, TEL 2003, is general assignment reporter at WMGT-TV in Macon, Ga.
Brandie Tucker, TEL 2003, is working in TV development and production at Endemol Entertainment USA.
Joshua Hines, TEL 2004, is sports reporter for The Palladium-Times in Oswego, N.Y.
Kate Jarocki, TEL 2004, is production manager at WYKE-47. She is also the director of a local show, “The SunTrust Senior Club.”
Marie R. Stanganello Stempinski, TEL 1965, MA 1969, is president of Strategic Communication, a full service marketing, public relations, video and DVD company. Most recently she was named public relations director for the Science Center of Pinellas in St. Petersburg.
Ann B. Sides, MA 1982, is consul general at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece. She is married to Randy.
Jose R. Salva, MA 1988, is president of Prism Video Productions, which he founded in 1996. He has been married to his high school sweetheart Marisol for the past 27 years and they have three sons, Jan-Paul, 25, Jan-Carlo, 21, and Joel, 16.
Scott Brown, MA 1990, is research manager at JZM. He is also an adjunct professor at UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Michelle Moody Lynch, MA 1995, was promoted to product line marketing consultant for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando. She will oversee all marketing efforts for the facility.
Daniel Jimenez, MA 1998, is managing editor of Young Money magazine.
Rebecca Shawn Ayer, MA 1999, is manager of public relations at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
Manuswita Singh, MA 2000, is director of NBC News Sales Research in New York City.
Raleigh Kathryn Seay, TEL 1998, MA 2001, is director of membership and marketing for the UF Alumni Association.
Mike Foley, JM 1970, MA 2004, recently received his master's in mass communication. The former St. Petersburg Times executive editor is master lecturer in Reporting and other journalism courses.