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…

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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/.  

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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…

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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…

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Posted: April 30, 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…

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Posted: April 18, 2019

By Tracy Wright, B.S. Public Relations 1999 In her young life, Journalism junior Mackenzie Behm has already been through a lifetime of adversity, triumph and success. Growing up in an abusive household, the one thing she maintains is that she does not allow her setbacks to define her. Rather, she…

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Posted: March 21, 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…

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Posted: March 18, 2019

By Max Chesnes, Journalism Senior When Telecommunication Lecturer Houston Wells isn’t teaching students about video production, he’s probably 6-feet under a Florida spring with a camera in his hands and a snorkel in his mouth. For the past nine months, Wells has worked alongside his wife, Brenda, a video production…

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Posted: February 12, 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…

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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…

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Posted: February 8, 2019

By Denise Trunk Krigbaum, M.A.M.C. 1997 From the time Erin Jauch could walk, she was in the gym. Sure, it was her mother’s gym, so Jauch felt at home there. But, from the get-go, she took to tumbling and gymnastics. She said she kind of fell into it – a…

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Posted: January 8, 2019

By Alexa Asendorf, B.S. Public Relations 2013 Most collegiate paths are circuitous: The average college student changes their major at least three times over the course of their higher education journey. Not Adrienne Chance, B.S. Public Relations 2007. In high school, Chance (née Browne) decided she would pursue a career…

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Posted: November 29, 2018