Alumni News

Jay Wilkinson
CoJMC alum leverages company as a force of good
Mar 12 2018 - 11:45am

by Alli Inglebright

Jay Wilkinson, CEO and founder of Firespring and CoJMC alum, knew he wanted to leave a legacy behind honoring his father.

“My father was a huge support to me throughout my childhood,” Wilkinson said “He was the best dad a kid could have. He was my Boy Scout leader, the coach of my youth sports teams and never missed a single game or activity. My dream was to someday acquire enough wealth that I could do something big in his honor like have a park or hospital wing named after him.”

Cindy McCaffrey
McCaffrey scholarship encourages students to embrace how technology shapes and defines journalism
Nov 8 2017 - 7:15am

For students at Nebraska’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications the topic of technology is a hot one because of the ever-evolving way in which we use it to communicate big and small. That is why the emerging media scholarship created by alumnus Cindy McCaffrey is a big deal.

Mark Stephens
CoJMC alums lead Lincoln Rotary Club
Oct 12 2017 - 11:15am

by Molly Chapple

One College of Journalism and Mass Communications alum has followed another as leader of  the downtown Lincoln Rotary Club.

 Jennifer Brinkman, a 1993 broadcasting alumna and 2017-2018 club president, follows Mark Stephens, a 1983 advertising alumnus and the previous year’s president who was awarded outstanding club president at the Rotary District Conference this past August.

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Alumnus Dick Worick helps students get a handle on market research
Sep 6 2017 - 10:30am

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.

Piette and Weber, The History Factory
CoJMC graduate uses alumni channels to network and secure job
Jul 26 2017 - 11:15am

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.

Fox and Pedie Bryant
Scholarship honors Nebraska alumnus and legendary sports communicator Fox Bryant
Jul 6 2017 - 8:00am

“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. 

Don Ferguson
All for the love of journalism
May 4 2017 - 1:45pm

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.

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Shively named Saltdogs' director of communications and broadcasting
Apr 25 2017 - 2:30pm

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.

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Pinnow named Champion of PR
Mar 31 2017 - 9:30am

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.

Wirth to be inducted into Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame
Mar 28 2017 - 11:00am

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.


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