Alumni and Friends

ALUMNI OF DISTINCTION: 1990s

1990 Alumni of Distinction

Frank Bean
Frank Bean
ADV 1962, MA 1963
Attorney and manager of international sports programs, Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta.
Frank Karel III
Frank Karel III
JM 1961 *
Vice President for communications, Rockefeller Foundation, New York (and now of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton).
J. Leonard Levy
J. Leonard Levy
ADV 1955
President of Hillsboro Printing, Tampa.

1991 Alumni of Distinction

David G. Ropes
David G. Ropes
PR 1968
Vice President of marketing services, Reebok (and now Co-founder of mobiPET in Hilton Head, S.C.).
Dianne Baron Snedaker
Dianne Baron Snedaker
ADV 1970
President of Ketchum Advertising, San Francisco.
George M. Solomon
George M. Solomon
JM 1963
Assistant managing editor for sports, The Washington Post.

1992 Alumni of Distinction

Carl Hiaasen
Carl Hiaasen
JM 1974
Columnist for The Miami Herald and author of numerous best-selling fiction books.
Larry Lancit
Larry Lancit
TEL 1970
Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS’ Reading Rainbow series for children.

1993 Alumni of Distinction

Dr. Margaret Blanchard
Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Blanchard
JM 1965, MA 1970
Kenan professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Micki Dickoff
Micki Dickoff
MA 1972
Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer of social commentary films, including Mother, Mother, Los Angeles.
Anne M. Saul
Anne M. Saul
JM 1966
News systems editor for Gannett Inc., Arlington, VA.

1994 Alumni of Distinction

Michael F. Foley
Michael F. Foley
JM 1970
Vice President for communications and community relations and former executive editor, St. Petersburg Times.
Stuart Newman
Stuart Newman
JM 1946
President of Stuart Newman Associates public relations, Miami.
Stephen Strang
Stephen Strang
JM 1973
Founder of Charisma magazine and president of Strang Communications, Lake Mary.
James C. Weeks
James C. Weeks
ADV 1964
President and chief operating officer, New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, Atlanta.

1995 Alumni of Distinction

Larry Woods
Larry Woods
JM 1963
National correspondent for Cable News Network, Atlanta.
David Bianculli
David Bianculli
JM 1975, MA 1977
Television critic for the New York Daily News and National Public Radio.

1996 Alumni of Distinction

F. James McGee
F. James McGee
JM 1975
Investigative reporter for The Washington Post and Pulitzer Prize winner at The Miami Herald.

1997 Alumni of Distinction

Walker Lundy
Walker Lundy
JM 1965
Editor and senior vice president, St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press.
Karl Wickstrom
Karl Wickstrom
JM 1957
Founding publisher of the Florida Sportsman, Miami.

1998 Alumni of Distinction

Jerry Davis
Jerry Davis
ADV 1968 *
President and CEO of Computer Management Sciences Inc., Jacksonville.
Rebecca Greer
Rebecca Greer
JM 1957
Senior articles editor (ret.) Woman’s Day magazine, New York.
John Hayes
John Hayes
TEL 1963
President and CEO, Raycom Media Inc., Montgomery, AL.
Ron Sachs
Ron Sachs
JM 1972
President of Ron Sachs Communications, Tallahassee, and former spokesman for Governor Lawton Chiles.

1999 Alumni of Distinction

Sharyl Thompson Attkisson
Sharyl Thompson Attkisson
TEL 1982
CBS News anchor and host of PBS’ HealthWeek.
Al Burt
Al Burt
ED/EH 1949 *
Investigative reporter and columnist (ret.), The Miami Herald.
Diane Hooten McFarlin
Diane Hooten McFarlin
JM 1976
Executive editor and director of broadcast, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (and later publisher).
Inducted in 1999

* Indicates alumnus is deceased.