Alumni News

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Professor and Department Chair Tom Kelleher’s 2006 article, “Organizational Blogs and the Human Voice: Relational Strategies and Relational Outcomes,” was selected by Google Scholar for inclusion in Classic Papers, “a collection of highly-cited papers in their area of research that have…

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Posted: June 15, 2017

Rebecca Patterson, B.S. Journalism 1990, was selected as chair of the University of Florida’s Investment Corporation (UFICO). During her six-year term, Patterson will work with a 12-member board of directors  to manage the University’s $157 billion endowment. UFICO promotes the educational purposes of UF by providing investment research, advice, counsel,…

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Posted: June 15, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumnus Charles D. Tobin, B.S. Journalism 1984, has become a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm Ballard Spahr. Tobin will be a part of the Media and Entertainment Law Group. Tobin comes to Ballard Spahr from Holland & Knight where he…

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Posted: June 6, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumna Shelby Webb, B.S. Journalism 2013, current education reporter for the Houston Chronicle and former Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune writer, has won the national investigative award for smaller news outlets from the Education Writers Association for her Herald-Tribune investigation on disciplinary policies, including…

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Posted: June 5, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni Ben Murphy, B.S. Telecommunication 2017, placed sixth overall in the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) All-America Program. The national competition recognizes the most outstanding collegiate radio and TV sports broadcasters. Judges included leading members of the sports broadcasting industry and…

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Posted: June 2, 2017

A University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student news production received a College Emmy in the 38th Annual College Television Awards Competition Newscast category. The Sept. 2, 2016 edition of “WUFT News First at Five,” co-produced by 2017 Telecommunication graduates Ryan Roberts and Daniela Hurtado, chronicled the aftermath…

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Posted: May 31, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumna Tiffany J. Brown, B.S. Advertising 2003, was named a Florida Bar Association Business Law Section Fellow for the 2017-2019 term. The fellowship program provides a subsidy to six highly qualified applicants expressing an interest in becoming active in the work and leadership of…

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Posted: May 30, 2017

Angela Buonocore always loved writing but, like many freshly minted graduates, was not quite sure what she wanted to do with her life.  As it turns out, she quickly found her calling. Angela, who retired from corporate life in December 2014, is a former member of the Public Relations Advisory…

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Posted: May 24, 2017

Dominick Tao, B.S. Journalism 2008, was selected as a 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellow. The competitive fellowship, presented by the Washington Center for Internship and Academic Seminars, provides two years of financial support, a domestic internship at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and an…

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Posted: May 19, 2017

Matt Sauer, B.S. Journalism 1989, MAMC 1992, is the new executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Sauer joined the newspaper in 1993 as a county government and politics reporter in Charlotte County before covering business in Manatee County. In 2014, he became deputy managing editor for enterprise and business and…

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Posted: May 18, 2017

(UFCJC) alumna Yvette Miley, B.S. Broadcasting 1985 and Alumni of Distinction 2000, is the recipient of the 2017 Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon a journalist with at least 15 years of experience in…

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Posted: May 15, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert was quoted in “Trump and Trickle-Down Press Persecution” published in the Columbia Journalism Review Spring 2017 edition. Calvert was one of five press freedom experts speaking on the reinvigoration of the press and…

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Posted: May 10, 2017