Robert Lasky: PR Lessons Last a Lifetime for FBI Agent and Former Football Player

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 Robert Lasky, B.S. Public Relations, might not remember the names of all of his professors, but he remembers something...

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Fond Memory: Don Thomas

By Don Thomas, B.S. Journalism 1968, Alumnus of Distinction 2002 Reflecting on the College of Journalism and Communications’s upcoming 50th Anniversary, it is the perfect...

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Fond Memory: Doing My Best Khloe Kardashian

By Alyssa Holcomb B.S. Telecommunication 2015 Even though I am a (somewhat) recent graduate, I have plenty of stories to share from my time at...

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Fond Memory: Searching for the Wondo Bar

By Larry Lancit B.S. Telecommunication 1970 Hall of Fame, 1992 I had just changed my major to Broadcasting from Psychology and in order to get...

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Martin Matak

By Denise Trunk Krigbaum, MAMC 1997 What some call a side hustle, Martin Matak, B.S. Advertising 1993, thinks of as a bonus. It all started...

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Fond Memory: Best Ad Headline Ever

Clark Vitulli B.S. Advertising, 1968 During my Junior year, I had the honor and privilege of working as an advertising salesman for the “Florida Alligator”...

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Fond Memory: Sugar Bowl Coverage

By Katie Gillen B.S. Telecommunication 2013 One of my all-time favorite memories from being in the J-School  is covering Florida Football for WUFT-TV. As a...

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Fond Memory: Stairway to Heaven

By Marc Robertz-Schwartz B.S. Telecommunication 1989 I had just transferred to UF from Ithaca College and landed myself an overnight shift on WRUF (“Rock 104,”...

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Darrell Hammond

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 Darrell Clayton Hammond, B.S. Advertising 1978, used to perform impressions at home because it made his mother happy. He’d...

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Fond Memory: Making the Switch

By Lauren Irizarry B.S. Journalism 2011 I was one of those annoying students who loved Reporting. Coming from a small town where there was no...

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Fond Memory: The Alligator Will Always Be With Me

By Jared Misner B.S. Public Relations, 2012 To commemorate our times at The Alligator, a slew of us got Alligator tattoos so we could carry...

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Fond Memory: Interviewing Charlie Pell

Donald McMullen B.S. Journalism 1979 I have a few favorite memories of my years (1977-79) in the College of Journalism, but I’ll never forget taking...

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Fond Memory: Interviewing Rae Weimer

 Jeff Hardison B.S. Journalism 1984 Back when I started learning at UF, the College of Journalism was in the stadium. Eventually,  Weimer Hall was built....

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50 Years Later, These are the Good Old Days

By Bill Swisher, B.S. Broadcasting 1967 Those were the bad old days. We thought we were using the latest and greatest newsgathering equipment and techniques of...

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Dara Torres

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 Clad in stylishly torn white jeans, a yellow T-shirt and blue flip flops, Dara Torres, B.S. Telecommunication 1990, runs...

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Corey Brewer

By Tracy Wright, B.S. Public Relations 1999 Any Gator basketball fan’s heart will skip a few beats at the mention of Corey Brewer, Taurean Green,...

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Al Horford

By William Clewis, B.S. Public Relations 2020 Most UF College of Journalism and Communications majors measure their success by achievements in communication fields.  But for...

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Michael Connelly

B.S. Journalism 1980 Alumni of Distinction 2003 Best-selling author Michael Connelly shares defining moments during his days at CJC and advice for aspiring storytellers.

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Joe Carew’s Life in the Skies

Joe Carew gazed south out of his office window. On the horizon, 30,000 feet below him, the sun was setting over the Dardanelles. He saw...

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Bill Dupree

B.S. Journalism 1967 Bill pursued a military intelligence career after graduating from CJC. This interview was conducted during a Grand Guard celebration in 2017.

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Dalton Yancey

B.S. Advertising 1967 Dalton Yancey is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Sugar Cane League. This interview was conducted during a Grand Guard celebration...

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Jeraldine Williams

B.S. Journalism 1967 Jeraldine Williams was one of the first African-Americans to enroll at UF and the first to graduate from CJC. This interview was...

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Dick Monroe

B.S. Advertising 1967 Walter R. “Dick” Monroe was a vice president at Darden Restaurants until his retirement in 2002.  This interview was conducted during a Grand...

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