Alumni News

Harrison Hove, B.S. Telecommunication 2005, will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications as a news manager in the Innovation News Center. Hove is currently a news anchor, reporter and meteorologist at WCMH-TV (NBC4) in Columbus, Ohio, where he has worked since March 2013. He is a…

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Posted: February 23, 2017

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will honor four Alumni of Distinction at its annual awards banquet on March 31, 2017. With more than 31,000 graduates with degrees in advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication, only 148 individuals have been selected to receive this honor since its…

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Posted: February 22, 2017

A passion for storytelling combined with early hands-on experience inspired Craig Heyl to pursue a career in video production. Along the way, Heyl has been a news editor, video producer, Turner Broadcasting senior vice president, Georgia State University professor and now he is working with team at Pinewood Studios in…

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Posted: February 13, 2017

Clif Cormier, B.S. Journalism 1962, passed away on Feb. 4 at age 98. Cormier retired from the Marine Corps at age 40 after serving in WWII and the Korean War. After earning his degree, he joined The Gainesville Sun and during his 22-year tenure worked as an education reporter, columnist…

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Posted: February 8, 2017

Carla Hotvedt, B.S. Journalism 1978, passed away on Jan. 14 at the age of 60. She was a photographer at The Gainesville Sun during an era that saw the newspaper’s photo staff produce work on par with much larger newspapers. She spent 12 years on the Sun’s photo staff and…

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Posted: February 8, 2017

The Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. The 2017 list features CJC alumni with businesses in real estate, software and advertising and marketing. Honorees include: Geoffrey Gaberino, B.S. Broadcasting 1984, owner of Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals in Gulf Shores, AL; Kim Wilson, B.S. Telecommunication…

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Posted: February 8, 2017

Nicole Weltman, B.S. Advertising 2008, has been promoted to vice president of client services at Laundry Service, a full-service social media agency in New York City. Laundry Service was recently selected for Ad Age magazines’ prestigious Agency A List for 2017. Their client list includes Amazon, T-Mobile, BMW, Twitter, GrubHub…

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Posted: February 7, 2017

In 1985, Yvette Miley came to CJC to get her hands dirty. She had one goal: become immersed in broadcasting. On her third day on campus, she volunteered for WRUF-AM. There, Miley found her passion. So much so that she soon quit going to class, lost her scholarship and almost…

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Posted: January 10, 2017

Danny Wuerffel: 20th Anniversary of Winning the Heisman Trophy By Sara Perlman, TEL 2017 “My experience at Florida, both as a student and football player, had a great impact on my life and continues to do so on a daily basis.” It has been 20 years since Danny Wuerffel, B.S.…

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Posted: November 18, 2016

Adrian Dennis, B.S. Journalism 1993, captured this image of the “Supermoon” on Nov. 14 in London. Dennis is a 2016 Alumni of Distinction.  You can see more of his work here: http://adriandennis.com/.

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Posted: November 14, 2016

Ramon Looby began his academic career in the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, but upon graduation he knew that he wanted more. He had a passion for communication and found a kindred spirit in the UF College of Journalism and Communications. That kindred spirt was Dr. Lynda Kaid,…

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Posted: October 13, 2016

Travis Atria, MAMC 2007, is the co-author of Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield, a recently published book on soul musician Curtis Mayfield. Mayfield was one of the seminal vocalists and most talented guitarists of his era. He was known for his role a social critic and his music had…

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Posted: October 10, 2016