Alumni and Friends

ALUMNI OF DISTINCTION: 2010s

2010 Alumni of Distinction

Norman Davis

Norman Davis

B.S. Journalism 1952
Deputy General Manager, Vice President of WPLG-TV, Miami.
Jeff Klinkenberg

Jeff Klinkenberg

B.S. Journalism 1971
Florida culture reporter, Tampa Bay Times, and author of several books.
Clifford "Cliff" E. Marks

Clifford "Cliff" E. Marks

B.S. Advertising 1984
President of sales and marketing, National CineMedia.
Cynthia McCague

Cynthia McCague

B.S. Journalism 1972
Senior vice president and global head of human resources (ret.), The Coca-Cola Company.
Essdras Suarez

Essdras Suarez

B.S. Journalism 1993
Photojournalist, The Boston Globe,
Pulitzer Prize winner.
Danny Wuerffel

Danny Wuerffel

B.S. Public Relations 1996
Executive director, Desire Street Ministries, Atlanta,
Heisman Trophy winner.

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2011 Alumni of Distinction

Mitchell Habib

Mitchell Habib

B.S. Advertising 1982
Chief Operating Officer, The Nielsen Company.
Skip Perez

Skip Perez

B.S. Journalism 1969
Executive editor (ret.), The Lakeland Ledger.
Sara Sidner

Sara Sidner

B.S. Telecommunication 1995
International correspondent, CNN.
Julie Talenfield

Julie Silver Talenfeld

B.S. Telecommunication 1984
Founder and president, Boardroom Communications.

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2012 Alumni of Distinction

John Antonio

John Antonio

B.S. Telecommunication 1989
Deputy director of programming for CNN/U.S.
Samantha Avivi

Samantha Avivi

B.S. Advertisting 1995
Global marketing director for Kimberly-Clark.
Rob Cherof

Rob Cherof

B.S. Advertising 1982
CMO of BBDO Atlanta.
Aminda (Mindy) Marques Gonzalez

Aminda (Mindy) Marques Gonzalez

B.S. Journalism 1986
Executive editor and vice president of The Miami Herald.
Katherine Green

Katherine Green

B.S. Telecommunication 1983
Senior vice president, managing editor for HLN, Atlanta.
Marilyn Tubb

Marilyn Tubb

MAMC 1972
Associate vice president for college relations, Santa Fe College. Formerly vice president of community affairs, Shands HealthCare.

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2013 Alumni of Distinction

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

B.S. Advertising 1991
Senior Vice President and Lead of North American Media at iCrossing.
Christine Ahearn

Christine Ahearn

B.S. Telecommunication 1981
Vice President of corporate communications for Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Mike Bianchi

Mike Bianchi

B.S. Journalism 1985
Sportswriter, Orlando Sentinel.
Paul Castronovo

Paul Castronovo

B.S. Telecommunication 1984
Host of the syndicated “Paul & Young Ron Show.”
Cindy Kane

Cindy Kane

B.S. Advertising 1979
Director of corporate relations for Harris Corporation, Melbourne.
Debra Leithauser

Debra Leithauser

B.S. Journalism 1992
Publisher of Idaho Statesman, formerly with Centre Daily Times and Washington Post.
Rick Schneider

Rick Schneider

B.S. Telecommunication 1984
Public Broadcasting Executive.
Susan Spencer-Wendel

Susan Spencer-Wendel *

MAMC 1991
Reporter, Palm Beach Post, and author, Until I Say Good-Bye.
Lou Young

Lou Young

B.S. Telecommunication 1974
New York-based broadcast journalist and eight-time Emmy Award winner.

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2014 Alumni of Distinction

Marcie-Ersoff

Marcie Ersoff

B.S. Journalism 1958
Managing Editor of USA Weekend, Deputy Managing Editor of USA Today and Managing Editor with the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Kirsten-Flanik

Kirsten Flanik

B.S. Advertising 1989
President, BBDO New York.
Rick-Hirsch

Rick Hirsch

B.S. Journalism 1980
Managing Editor, The Miami Herald.
Allyson-Park

Allyson Park

B.S. Public Relations 1996
Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Mars Petcare,
previously Vice President of Corporate External Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company.

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2015 Alumni of Distinction

Cynthia Barnett

Cynthia Barnett

B.S. Journalism 1989, MAMC 2003
Environmental journalist specializing in water and climate stories.
Fabiola Santiago

Fabiola Santiago

B.S. Journalism 1983
Metro columnist at The Miami Herald and author.
Ann M. Smith

Ann M. Smith

B.S. Public Relations 1982, MAJC 1985
Strategic public relations leader in the healthcare, consumer products and sports marketing industries.
Joe Zubizarreta

Joe Zubizarreta

B.S. Advertising 1982
Chief Operating Officer, Zubi Advertising.

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2016 Alumni of Distinction

Charles Davis

Charles N. Davis

Ph.D. 1995
Dean, University of Georgia Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Adrian-Dennis

Adrian Dennis

B.S. Journalism 1993
Sports photographer, Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Erin Hart

Erin B. Hart

B.S. Journalism 1991
Managing director, Spitfire Strategies, San Francisco.
Gale King

Gale V. King

B.S. Journalism 1983
Executive vice president and chief administrative officer, Nationwide Insurance.

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2017 Alumni of Distinction

Sandor Bondorowsky

Sandor Bondorowsky

B.S. Telecommunication 1992
Founder and president, Total Media Productions, Inc.
Amy Gravina

Amy Burnett Gravina

B.S. Public Relations 1976, MAMC 1978
Founder of Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold.
Robert McClure

Robert E. McClure

B.S. Journalism 1982
Executive Director and co-founder of InvestigateWest, Seattle.
Rosemary Goudreau O’Hara

Rosemary Goudreau O’Hara

B.S. Journalism 1976
Editorial page editor, Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale.

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* Indicates alumnus is deceased.