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.
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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.
On Saturday, November 17, 2012, more than 40 eager SJMC juniors and seniors and their mentors gathered at McNamara Alumni Center to kick-off the 2012-2013 SJMC Alumni Society Board's Mentorship Program.
The SJMC Alumni Society Board is now seeking nominations for its annual Above the Fold: Career Success Under 40 award. The award honors alumni who have achieved great success before the age of 40.
SJMC adjunct instructor Steve Wehrenberg, chief executive officer of Campbell Mithun, was elected in fall 2012 to serve a four-year term as a member of the Augsburg College Board of Regents.