At its June 2013 meeting, the SJMC Alumni Society Board welcomed three new members: Carolyn Ahlstrom (B.A., '06), Heather Arntson (B.A., '05; M.A., '09) and Jim Hammerand (B.A., '07).
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Since its inception in 1980, the Herbert Berridge Elliston Memorial Fund has provided scholarship and fellowship support to nearly 450 graduate and undergraduate students. Here, we take a look at where some recipients have ended up.
In the wake of recent school shootings, communication researchers explore why people use Facebook to connect and pay their respects.
On May 16, 2013 it was announced that Daniel Gore (B.A. '91) will be the vice president of communications for the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
After a number of national campaigns, SJMC alumnus Luke Behrends (B.A., '04) scored a touchdown in the advertising world when he created Tide's 2013 Superbowl ad, which, post-game, was ranked second by USA Today's Ad Meter. The senior copywriter at New York-based Saatchi & Saatchi, whose clients also include Miller beers, Honey Nut Cheerios and Trident Gum, tells us about creating work in the national spotlight and what keeps him creative.
On March 28, 2013, four SJMC alumni received the College of Liberal Arts' Alumni of Notable Achievement Award. Recipients are selected by CLA alumni, faculty and staff. Less than one percent of the College's graduates have received the recognition.
The Above the Fold Award honors graduates of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication who have achieved distinguished careers and showcased exemplary accomplishments under 40 years of age. The Award will be given to the honorees at the School's annual Spring Showcase event, held April 24, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium. Register for the event.
In 2013, the honorees span the fields of journalism, social media, advertising and communications.
Annie Griffiths (B.A., 1976) is a pioneer who has photographed in nearly 150 countries in her career. As one of the first female photographers for National Geographic, Griffiths traveled the globe and, in 2008, published "A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel," a photo memoir about her experience.
Luke Behrends, a 2004 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication, co-wrote Tide's "Miracle Stain" commercial that aired during the 2013 Super Bowl. The commercial was ranked No. 2 by USA Today's Ad Meter, just barely edged out by a Budweiser commercial featuring a Clydesdale horse longing for his owner.
By Sarah Howard
The University's longest-running and largest mentor program enters its 30th year.