Profiles

"The big job search stretch from May – September 2011 was the hardest time of my life. I had succeeded in everything in my life up until that point and this was something that I just couldn’t control."

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Posted: April 15, 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

By Madison Hindo, Public Relations 2020 When Zack Savitsky was applying to colleges, he was torn between his love for English and science. While he was trying to make a decision, he discovered the science communication community and realized the unique field would allow him to combine his passions. From…

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Posted: January 2, 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

“Being a student athlete has helped me grow as an athlete and as a person. Following this, I just know I’m going to be equipped with so many experiences and skills that I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.”

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Posted: November 4, 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 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