Alumni and Giving

CJC Pulitzer Winners CJC Pulitzer Winners


  • Rick Hirsch, B.S. Journalism 1980 and Hall of Fame 2014, Al Diaz, B.S. Journalism 1983, Adrian Ruhi, B.S. Journalism 2008, Joey Flechas, B.S. Journalism 2012, Alex Harris, B.S. Journalism 2015, Colleen Wright, B.S. Journalism 2015, Jimena Tavel, B.S. Journalism 2018, Devoun Cetoute, B.S. Journalism 2021, and Martin Vassolo, Journalism alumnus (Miami Herald) for Breaking News Reporting as part of the team covering the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse.
  • John Woodrow Cox, B.S. Journalism 2008, (The Washington Post) for Public Service as part of the team that covered the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.


  • Rosemary Goudreau O’Hara, B.S. Journalism 1976 and 2017 Hall of FameDana Banker, B.S. Journalism 1986, Michael Stocker, B.S. Telecommunication 1986, Brittany Wallman, B.S. Journalism 1991, and Susannah Bryan, B.S. Journalism 1987, (South Florida Sun Sentinel), for Public Service as part of the team covering the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings.


  • Jennifer Jenkins, B.S. Journalism 2010, (The Washington Post) for National Reporting as a staff researcher on the team that created a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot to kill and who the victims are most likely to be.
  • B.J. Terhune, B.S. Journalism 1993, as part of a Los Angeles Times team that won the Breaking News prize for exceptional reporting, including both local and global perspectives, on the shooting in San Bernardino and the terror investigation that followed.


  • Natalie Caula Hauff, B.S. Telecommunication 2007, (The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina) for Public Service as part of a team that probed why South Carolina is among the deadliest states in the union for women and put the issue of what to do about it on the state’s agenda.


  • Essdras Suarez, B.S. Journalism/PhotoJournalism 1993, (The Boston Globe), for Breaking News Reporting as part of the Boston Globe editorial staff covering the Boston Marathon bombing.


  • Dana Banker, B.S. Journalism 1986, (South Florida Sun Sentinel), for Public Service as part of the team investigating off-duty police officers who recklessly speed and endanger the lives of citizens.


  • Debbie Cenziper, B.S. Journalism 1992, (The Washington Post), for Explanatory Reporting on widespread problems in Miami-Dade County’s public housing agency.


  • David Finkel, B.S. Journalism 1977, (The Washington Post), for Explanatory Reporting for U.S. attempts to bring democracy to Yemen.


  • Karen DeYoung, B.S. Journalism 1971, (The Washington Post), for National Reporting as part of the team reporting on the war on terrorism.


  • Ian Johnson, B.S. Journalism/Asian Studies, 1985 (The Wall Street Journal), for his revealing stories from China about victims of the government’s often brutal suppression of the Falun Gong movement and the implications of that campaign for the future.
  • Stephanie Sinclair, B.S. Journalism 1998, (Chicago Tribune), for Explanatory Reporting as part of the team profiling the chaotic American air traffic system


  • Phil Kuntz, B.S. Journalism 1984, (Wall Street Journal), for National Affairs as part of the team detailing U.S. defense spending and military deployment post-Cold War.
  • Essdras Suarez, B.S. Journalism/PhotoJournalism 1993, (Rocky Mountain News), for Breaking News Photography as part of the photo staff covering the Columbine High School shooting.


  • Jeff Nesmith, B.S. Journalism 1973, (Dayton Daily News), for National Reporting (with colleague Russell Carollo) for uncovering mismanagement in the military healthcare system.
  • Elizabeth Hefelfinger, B.S. Journalism 1992, (Grand Forks (ND) Herald, on loan from the Tallahassee Democrat), for Public Service as part of a team covering natural disasters in that city.


  • Jim McGee, B.S. Journalism 1975, (Miami Herald), for National Affairs as part of the Miami Herald team coverage of the Iran-Contra affair.


  • Buddy Davis, B.S. Journalism 1948, M.A. 1952, (Gainesville Sun), for Editorial Writing supporting the peaceful desegregation of Florida’s schools.


  • Howard Norton, B.S. Journalism 1933, (Baltimore Sun), for Public Service for stories on the administration of unemployment compensation in Maryland.