by Bekkah Watkins
Dick Worick, a College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumnus, has graciously made a donation of $50,000 to the college through the University of Nebraska Foundation to support market research education.
Upon graduation, students face the daunting task of finding a job that will kick-start their careers. The process of finding and applying for positions across the country can be overwhelming for new applicants. But connecting with fellow Husker alumni can make the process easier and less painful for new graduates.
“The sports information legend who practically invented the profession,” is how the Lincoln Journal Star described Nebraska journalism alumnus Don “Fox” Bryant in a 2014 article about his life.
Bryant, who enjoyed a long and notable career in communications and administration with Nebraska athletics, has now been honored with a named scholarship fund at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Alumnus passes on a legacy to future journalists and professional communicators
High school students who wish to encounter real-life journalism experiences, skills and careers are the reason Nebraska alumnus Donald L. Ferguson of Palm Springs, California, has announced a generous planned gift to the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The bequest will provide support for the college’s Explore Media program.
Michael Shively, a 2016 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism & Mass Communications alumnus, has been named the Lincoln Saltdogs’ new Director of Broadcasting and Communications. Shively’s responsibilities include being the “Voice of the Saltdogs” and broadcasting every game of the 2017 season.
Brienna Pinnow, a 2007 UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications advertising alumna, was named a 2017 Champion of PR by PR Week. This award honors 40 women who work in marketing and communications positions, serve as mentors to women on their team and help define their company as sough-after employers of the future.
Eileen Wirth, a 1968 UNL College of Journalism & Mass Communications alumna, will be inducted into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 29, in North Platte. Wirth will be recognized during Nebraska Press Women’s 2017 spring convention noon luncheon.
by Savanah Baker
Jody Lamp, a 1993 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism & Mass Communications alumna, and Melody Dobson, co-founders of the American Doorstop Project, have announced the release of their book “A History of Nebraska Agriculture: A Life Worth Living,” for June 2017.
Students pursuing a career in the advertising or public relations field at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will be aided by a new scholarship established by Michael Gettino and his daughter, Sarah Gettino Owens, who are both alumni of the university.
Steve Jordon, a 1968 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumnus, will be honored March 18 as the Omaha Press Club’s next Face on the Barroom Floor. Jordon has worked as an Omaha World-Herald reporter for 50 years and covers Warren Buffett for the newspaper.