Alumni News

Nicole Harris, B.S. Advertising 2009, an English teacher at Gainesville High School, was named the 2021 Alachua County Public Schools Teacher of the Year during a virtual ceremony hosted by the Education Foundation of Alachua Count on Jan. 22. During her eight-year tenure, Harris has implemented three successful programs including…

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Posted: January 22, 2021

Mackenzie Behm, B.S. Journalism 2020, has been recognized as a Top 20 finalist in the 2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia Narrative Storytelling competition. Behm placed seventh. Entries in this competition included least three of the following components: writing, photos, audio slideshows, video, animation, graphics or any other visual tools. Entrants…

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Posted: January 15, 2021

Lainey Johnson, B.S. Public Relations 2008, was named a 2020 Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Executive in Marketing. She is employed at Ernst & Young (EY) in Chicago as the Head of Paid Media, Americas Marketing. Previously she served as brand, marketing and communications associate director. In her current position at…

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Posted: January 15, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “Parler Fights Back with Lawsuit” posted on West Palm Beach, Florida NBC-affiliate WPTV.com on Jan. 11. The story focuses on the Parler…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was interviewed in “Big Tech Censorship Expands to President Trump” posted on ntd.com on Jan. 8. Selpak was interviewed about Twitter, Facebook and Instagram banning…

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Posted: January 12, 2021

Beloved alumna Judy Lynn Prince, B.S. Journalism 1964 and Hall of Fame 1988, a generous supporter of our college, passed away on Jan. 7, 2021. Prince, who was one of the founding members of the Dean’s Leadership Council, has donated more than $2.5 million to CJC over the years, including…

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Posted: January 8, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “Donald Trump’s New Year’s Resolution – Give up Fox News” published in Newsweek on Jan. 1. The article focuses on President Trump’s…

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Posted: January 8, 2021

James Chapin, B.S. Journalism 2016, is the author of a new novel Ride South Until the Sawgrass published by Lanternfish Press in October 2020. The literary work is set during the tumultuous years of the Florida Territory’s Second Seminole War and early statehood. It focuses on two intertwined families and…

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Posted: January 5, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “Big Tech’s Influence in Biden Ticket, 2020 Election Raises Concerns” published in The Epoch Times on Dec. 30. The article focuses on…

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Posted: January 5, 2021

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication lecturer and coordinator of the online master’s program with a specialization in social media, was a panelist for “The Heat: Social Media’s Influence” on CGTN America on Dec. 18. The panel, led by CGTN host Asieh Namdar, featured Selepak,…

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Posted: December 22, 2020

Matt Duffy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications master’s student, is featured in “Unemployed Graduates Struggle to Find Jobs in the COVID-19 Market” published on vox.com on Dec. 9. The article focuses on young adults who are having trouble launching their careers during the COVID-19 pandemic and how…

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Posted: December 15, 2020

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were recognized in the 2020-2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Photojournalism Competition. In the Photojournalism 1: News and Features category Christopher Day, B.S. Journalism 2020, and Journalism senior Emily Felts have placed 10th and 14th, respectively. Their entries consisted of photos…

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Posted: December 11, 2020