Alumni News

  Novak at her desk while working on a project for Urban Walk About. (Photo courtesy of Sydney Novak)
Novak thriving at Swanson Russell
Nov 12 2018 - 10:15am

by Hank Neal, graduate student

 Sydney Novak, a 2018 graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, has just celebrated her one-year anniversary at Swanson Russell Associates, where she is a project manager.


Mecca on orientation day
CoJMC alumna gains lifelong experiences teaching English in Macedonia
Nov 9 2018 - 2:15pm

by Molly Chapple Roe

CoJMC alumna Mecca Slaughter is working as a professor of English at the University of Tetovo in Macedonia. Slaughter is a May 2016 journalism graduate and a May 2018 master’s grad from the integrated media communications track.


70 years in, CoJMC alum continues reporting and teaching
Oct 31 2018 - 3:00pm

In times like these, when the news media is under fire by critics and cynics, it is important to remember that there are reporters who have dedicated their lives to providing well researched news that is engaging, honest and eye-opening.


Brandon Weeldreyer (left) poses with other Lawrence and Schiller interns during their annual Ad Camp in 2015. (Photo/Lawrence and Schiller)
CoJMC alumnus shares advice for upcoming graduates
Oct 30 2018 - 12:45pm

by Taylor Strasburg; Integrated Media Communications graduate major; Sioux Falls, SD

Taco John’s, the Green Bay Packers and Chevron are just a few of the brands former journalism major Brandon Weeldreyer has worked with since leaving the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2015. Now, he looks to share advice for the newest generation of students.  


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Nebraska’s sweetest kept secret finally gets told
Oct 30 2018 - 12:30pm

by Chris Flanery, College of Journalism and Mass Communications graduate student

On a brisk autumn morning inside Bakers Candies in Greenwood, Nebraska, streams of milk chocolate ooze down long conveyer belts. Amidst the hums and clangs of the factory floor stands Brandee Weber, salivating to tell her fellow Nebraskans all about the rich chocolate industry this state has been keeping secret.


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CoJMC alumna makes impact in the Native American community
Oct 24 2018 - 1:30pm

by Molly Chapple

Rebekka Schlichting, a 2016 master’s grad from the CoJMC professional journalism track, is using her journalism skills to tell stories of Native American people.


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CoJMC alumna encourages students to pursue opportunities outside of major
Oct 12 2018 - 10:00am

by Molly Chapple

 The CoJMC hosted a multicultural homecoming celebration the week of Sept. 23-29. Six women visited the CoJMC to speak to classes and answer students’ questions about life after graduation. Juanita Page, a 2004 broadcasting major, was one of the women celebrated.


Amy Struthers
A message from Dean Struthers
Sep 27 2018 - 1:15pm

Dear Friends of CoJMC,

We have been celebrating Homecoming this week, our time to welcome alums back into our classes and our building. I am constantly impressed with the graduates of our programs, who are incredibly loyal and ready to give back. This is a moment when we can visibly acknowledge YOUR role in our family of stakeholders, as supporters of our college, disciplines and industries. 


Amy Struthers
A message from Dean Struthers
Aug 23 2018 - 7:30am

Dear Alums and Friends of CoJMC,

Happy New Year!

Yes, it’s our New Year and, for me, the bright fresh back-to-school days of August and September seem much more like a time for resolutions than the deep dark nights of January.


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CoJMC alum wins national television award
Aug 6 2018 - 11:15am

by  Molly Chapple

CoJMC graduate Bree Samani was recently honored with the Outstanding Student Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter on July 14, 2018, in Denver, Colorado.


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