Profiles

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

By Madison Hindo, Public Relations 2020 Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Kim A. Barton, B.S. Advertising 1985, was no stranger to civic engagement. She watched her parents participating in the political process, all while encouraging others to do the same. She saw them drive friends to the polls and go…

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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 Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 When a professor and mentor encouraged Mary Ann Ferguson to start thinking about research while she was getting her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she decided to tackle the future of public relations. She presented a paper which was well-received…

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Posted: September 5, 2019

Gabriella Paul, a senior at the University of Florida, in July won first place for the 2019 SPJ Florida College Scholarship. “I thought I had an interesting story to tell in my application because I like to report more slowly and tell longer narratives,” Paul said. Paul is a contributing writer for The…

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Posted: August 21, 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

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