Alumni Profiles

From December 2007 until June 2009, the U.S. was in the middle of what came to be known as The Great Recession, the most severe economic recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. We asked CJC alumni who graduated in the midst of the Great Recession to share their…

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Posted: May 28, 2020

Battling a life-threatening illness is challenging in any circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated things further for patients. When Atlanta TV news station CBS46 reporter Melissa Stern, B.S. Telecommunication 2011, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer, she turned to writing about her experiences to cope.

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Posted: May 18, 2020

Christine Morrison was in the midst of an online graduate class in social media when her company launched an online challenge to help feed those in need. The skills she learned had immediate application, even before the semester ended.

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Posted: April 30, 2020

In a time of social distancing, the UF College of Journalism and Communications Advisory Councils have stepped up to bring students together and navigate this difficult period of time with the #AllKindsofWeather series of Zoom meetings.

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Posted: April 28, 2020

Steve Russell: “I never had to work with someone with that type of disability, and he taught me. I never saw him unhappy. He always looked forward to coming to work, and that struck me.”

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Posted: April 8, 2020

Morgan Ginn started a company to build talent and ensure girls have jobs in her ethical fashion and sustainability business.

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Posted: March 3, 2020

If you look up the word “entrepreneur” in the dictionary, you just might see a picture of Bre Auberry, B.S. Advertising 2015.

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Posted: December 10, 2019

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 Julie Talenfeld, B.S. Journalism 1984 and Hall of Fame 2011, is a self-described news junkie, a successful business owner, a mother and a wife. She was living a dream in 2000, tackling the business world with her first husband at her side. They were hitting…

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Posted: November 21, 2019

By Madison Hindo, Public Relations 2020 For many, career paths are not linear. Greg Mondshein, B.S. Telecommunication 2004 and Master’s of Science in Management 2005, started his college career with the intention of working in broadcast journalism. Now he’s a managing partner at SourceCode Communications, a public relations agency focused…

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Posted: October 16, 2019

Kim Barton watched her parents participating in the political process, all while encouraging others to do the same. She is now Supervisor of Elections for Alachua County.

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Posted: September 18, 2019

By Lauren (Joos) Keys, B.S. Journalism 2012 As a borderline perfectionist, I was thrilled to set a lofty goal and accomplish it this year when I visited all 61 US National Parks in seven months. As an experienced story-teller, I felt my soul spark to life as we uncovered nuance…

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Posted: September 5, 2019

By Denise Truck Krigbaum, M.A.M.C. 1997 Luck was with Mamta Chaudhry, M.A.J.C. 1979, the day she arrived at Gainesville airport to begin a master’s degree program. As she changed planes in New York, airline agents had misread her handwritten ticket issued in India and put her on a plane to…

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Posted: May 8, 2019