Alumni

Peta Sheerwood is devoted to keeping people informed and safe. As an undergraduate student at the University of Florida, Peta was determined to find her niche and she did so in meteorology. Growing up in Miami, Peta was no stranger to severe weather. She always had an interest in hurricanes…

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Posted: March 16, 2017

Tania Paul is an accomplished graduate of the Advertising program here at the University of Florida. Since graduating in 2011, she has worked for several marketing and advertising companies. Looking back on her time at UF, Tania is proud of the Gator network she’s a part of, which she said…

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Posted: February 24, 2017

This fall, Filipe DeAndrade will be traveling to Africa. The 2012 telecommunication production graduate is the winner of the second annual WILD TO INSPIRE filmmaking competition. National Geographic WILD presents this award, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). As the winner,…

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Posted: April 14, 2015

Sharyl Attkisson keynote video [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RJu5Q6W7qU?feature=player_embedded] Panel discussion video [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj3wR5I-5GI?feature=player_embedded] Storify summary [View the story “The Rightful Owners of Public Information” on Storify]   Preview: Keynote speech kicks off Freedom of Information conference Investigative journalist and author Sharyl Attkisson will speak on “The Rightful Owners of Public Information” on…

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Posted: March 12, 2015

Ten University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni are being recognized this weekend as one of the Gator100, the top 100 Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses around the world. The University of Florida and The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation are introducing this inaugural group of UF alumni entrepreneurs…

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Posted: February 6, 2015

Rebecca Patterson, JM 1990 and chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co., is featured in the August 13, 2014 article on Bloomberg.com, “Bessemer Investment Chief Braces Rich Families for Tumult.”

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Posted: August 13, 2014

Earlier today, we lost one of our own. Susan Spencer-Wendel, MAMC 1991, died at age 47 in her Palm Beach home of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Spencer-Wendel was a reporter for The Palm Beach Post for nearly 20 years, and her coverage of…

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Posted: June 4, 2014

David Finkel, TEL 1977, currently the Enterprise Editor and Reporter for the Washington Post spoke to Professor Mike Foley’s reporting class about immersion journalism on October 24, 2013 . Finkel was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 as a staff writer for the Washington Post for his coverage of U.S.-funded democracy efforts in Yemen. He…

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Posted: October 29, 2013

Rick Schneider–TEL 1984, Alumnus of Distinction and president of WPBT in Miami–was named executive vice president and chief operating officer at WETA in Arlington, Va., WETA President and Chief Executive Officer Sharon Percy Rockefeller announced July 24. Schneider will join WETA in late September. “I am delighted that Rick will…

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Posted: July 25, 2013

Congratulations to Mike Neumeier, APR, PR 1992!  The Public Relations Society of America’s Technology Section has named him the 2013 Technology PR Professional of the Year. Neumeier is a principal with Arketi Group, a high-tech business-to-business public relations and digital marketing firm in Atlanta.  He has more than 20 years…

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Posted: July 24, 2013

[jwplayer file=”college/Marks-Jankowski-2012-1102.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/college/Marks-Jankowski-2012-1102.mp4″ image=”http://www.jou.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Marks-2.jpg”] What do brands want and how are brands using a variety of media to achieve their communications goals? Cliff Marks (ADV 84, Alumnus of Distinction), president of sales and marketing, National CineMedia (NCM) and Ben Jankowski, group head of global media for MasterCard Worldwide, discuss this…

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Posted: November 6, 2012