Alumni Profiles

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…

Read more
Posted: May 8, 2019

Some of the most influential voices for preserving Florida’s natural wonders are alumni of the College of Journalism and Communications. We asked six to muse on their careers, the environment and their favorite spots in Florida. You can see our special feature on CJC Environmental Heroes here: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/alumni-and-friends/cjc-environment-voices/.  

Read more
Posted: May 6, 2019

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 Allen Alexander was a sophomore at the all-male University of Florida when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. The then-history and political science major remembers that Sunday, and the next day, when he was talking with several students about how long they thought the…

Read more
Posted: April 30, 2019

By Monica Meng, CJC Master’s student Aundre Larrow, B.S. Journalism and Economics 2013, loved taking photographs in high school, snapping pictures of family and friends, then running to the nearby Walgreens to have them developed. But when he was considering college, he applied to the University of Florida to focus…

Read more
Posted: April 30, 2019

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni were honored as part of the UF Alumni Association 2019 “40 Gators Under 40” awards. The awards honor young alumni whose achievements positively reflect UF. The CJC alumni honorees include Journalism major Karen Persis, Telecommunication majors Ashley Boxer and Laura…

Read more
Posted: April 22, 2019

By Max Chesnes, Journalism Senior At 71-years-old, Larry Lancit, B.S. Telecommunication 1970 and Hall of Fame 1992, is still hard at work. Why retire when every day brings a new adventure? Why stop now, when your work means something so deeply to you that it gets you out of bed…

Read more
Posted: April 18, 2019

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 Many people say age doesn’t matter. But when you’ve accomplished a lifetime of work in your first 30 years, age matters. Think of how much time Caitlin Healy, B.S. Journalism 2010, has to continue contributing her talents to make the world better. Her accomplishments…

Read more
Posted: March 18, 2019

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 As a young girl, Roberta Oluwaseun Roberts, B.S. Public Relations 2012, loved writing and speaking. She started writing a book, then put that on hold — but fully plans to return to it one day. She had more pressing matters ahead of her. As…

Read more
Posted: February 12, 2019

Ron Sachs, B.S. Journalism 1972, as the editor of the Alligator from 1971-72, was charged with a felony for publishing a list of abortion clinics and counseling services, in violation of an 1868 Florida abortion law.  His court case led to a ruling that the 1868 law, and Florida’s companion…

Read more
Posted: February 8, 2019

Jacqueline Olive, M.A.M.C. 2007, has won the 2019 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency for her film “Always in Season.” The documentary centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina,…

Read more
Posted: February 5, 2019

Erin Andrews, B.S. Telecommunication 2000 and 2018 Hall of Fame inductee, is the author of “I’m a Cervical Cancer Survivor. I Don’t Want Other Women to Become a Statistic” published in The Lily on Jan. 30. Andrews reflects on a life-changing phone call she received from her obstetrician-gynecologist about her…

Read more
Posted: February 4, 2019

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and Bob Graham Center for Public Service Environmental Journalist-in-Residence is the author of “The Environmental Issue Republicans Can’t Ignore” published in The Atlantic  on Jan. 30. Barnett writes on the rising concern about climate change, the effects of pollution and…

Read more
Posted: February 1, 2019