Alumni Profiles

WUFT-FM and WUFT-TV, operated from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, are the winners of seven Region 13 2021 Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. WUFT-FM received five and WUFT-TV received two Small Market Category regional awards. Radio awards include: Overall Excellence:…

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Posted: May 6, 2021

Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications student journalists were honored in the Florida Society of News Editors 2021 Journalism Contest Student Division. Journalism senior Karina Elwood received first place in Enterprise Writing for “Standing on Dignity: In Ocala, Strict Policing Pushes Homeless Population Out of Sight.”  Journalism…

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Posted: April 20, 2021

Clarence Thomas, the first Black person to graduate with a doctorate from the UF College of Journalism and Communications, is retiring from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) after more than 20 years, knowing his legacy will be his advocacy for diversity, inclusion and equity for those around him.

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Posted: April 7, 2021

Fitz Koehler was enjoying a career as a professional race announcer and running her own fitness empire, Fitzness International, when her world was turned upside down. Seven weeks after a clean mammogram in December 2018, she found a lump in her breast.

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Posted: April 1, 2021

Jake Best started his political life while at CJC and, at 24, was named press secretary for John Ossoff, the newly elected U.S. Senator from Georgia.

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Posted: March 16, 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, will make a presentation on social media and society at the Florida House of Representatives Commerce Committee in Tallahassee on Feb. 17 at 4 p.m.…

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Posted: February 17, 2021

Cindy Jara was only 10 years old when she first walked onto the campus of the University of Florida. The bright-eyed 5th-grader gaped at the tall buildings and tried out the twin bed in her sister Diana’s dorm room, eagerly taking in every detail. “We were helping move my sister…

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Posted: February 11, 2021

Like most of America, Adam Schwartz,  B.S. Advertising 1997, was alarmed when he watched George Floyd die at the hands of police officers on the streets of Minneapolis. He decided then that he needed to focus some of his time on combatting the problem, so he started “Being Racist is STUPID!”

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Posted: January 27, 2021

“At the end of the day, if you don't bet on yourself, why should anybody else?” Galey Gravenstein says. “You know what you're capable of, you know how hard you're willing to work, what hours you're willing to put in. You know how you hustle. You know you're smart and you don't give up."

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Posted: November 22, 2020

Rahn knew she was meant to write, to be a Florida Gator, and to move to New York after graduating. She had to get there. And she did.

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Posted: September 14, 2020

CJC alumnus Michael Monahan shares how COVID-19 has affected operations and culture at his Orlando-based integrated marketing agency.

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Posted: September 2, 2020

A smart, savvy businessman with enough energy to light up his hometown of Atlanta, Roy Broderick Jr., B.S. Telecommunication 2012, is changing the way businesses see and market to Black and LGBTQIA communities, all while connecting with University of Florida alumni and helping guide the next generation.

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Posted: August 31, 2020