Alex Leavenworth: Alumni Spotlight

Aug 22 2019 - 11:15am

A month ago CoJMC Alumni Alexandria Leavenworth fulfilled a lifelong dream and sang on stage with Carrie Underwood. When she was little she wanted to be a superstar and lucky Alex got a taste of stardom when she sang in front of 15,000 people with her idol!

Alex is also winning in the career department. She completed the Integrated Media Communications Program at CoJMC and received her M.A. She knows this degree helped her get a promotion at KSBW TV Action News 8 in Central California. As the youngest Promotion Manager at KSBW her peers have a lot more experience in the industry, but Alex isn’t afraid to pitch a crazy idea. Her secret weapon? It's simple, back up your ideas with stats, have knowledge on the subject and reasons why it’ll work.

Alex’s advice for anyone in the journalism industry is to keep going! "When you’re stressed, overworked and exhausted don’t give up, be determined. You might have to work holidays, weekends, nights, and sometimes even overnight, but your hard work will pay off—just be patient and stay the course."

CoJMC News

Sue Bullard
SPJ recognizes Sue Bullard for Distinguished Teaching in Journalism
Jul 23 2014 - 7:00pm

The Society of Professional Journalists has chosen Sue Burzynski Bullard, associate professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award.


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Four CoJMC students participate in Nebraska at Oxford Program
Jul 19 2014 - 7:00pm

Four students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism participated in the 26th annual Nebraska at Oxford Program July 20-Aug. 16 at the University of Oxford in England, the oldest university in the English-speaking world.


Rebekka Schlichting
Grad student receives 2014 National Native Media Award
Jul 13 2014 - 7:00pm

Rebekka Schlichting earned first-and second-place awards in the 2014 National Native Media Awards competition. The annual competition recognizes excellence in reporting by Native and non-Native journalists across the U.S. and Canada.


Jacht Ad Lab
Jacht Ad Lab Welcomes Biggest Summer Crew Ever
Jun 19 2014 - 7:00pm

Jacht Ad Lab is taking it to the next level this summer with their largest summer crew yet. Jacht brings together highly motivated students from any major who are passionate about applying their knowledge and skills to the advertising and public relations fields.


Jenna Jaynes
Jenna Jaynes wins BTN LiveBIG journalism award
Jun 10 2014 - 7:00pm

Jenna Jaynes is one of five winners of the first BTN LiveBIG Student Solutions Journalism Awards. BTN challenged students from Big Ten universities to tell compelling and important stories through the BTN LiveBIG Share a Solution program.


Joe Weber
Survey shows Chinese journalism students seek less news censorship
Jun 4 2014 - 7:00pm

China’s budding journalists hunger for more critical reporting about their nation — and call for less censorship of the news media there, according to a recent survey of journalism students conducted by University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Joe Weber and a Shantou University colleague.


Kaylee Everly
Kaylee Everly places second in National Hearst Journalism Competition
Jun 4 2014 - 7:00pm

Kaylee Everly, of Fremont, placed second in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s National Championships held in Washington, D.C., June 2-5, 2014. Overall, University of Nebraska–Lincoln finished second in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition; fourth in the Intercollegiate Broadcast News Competition; and tenth in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition.


Gary Kebbel
Gary Kebbel awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant
Jun 2 2014 - 7:00pm

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars has awarded Gary Kebbel, a professor of journalism, a Fulbright Specialist grant. Kebbel will be working with the U. S. Mission to the Africa Union, a cooperative organization of 54 African nations where he will be consulting with the Africa Union on its draft strategic communication plan. This is his second Fulbright Specialist grant award.


(Bryan) Ming Wang
Wang selected for advertising visiting professor fellowship
Jun 1 2014 - 7:00pm

The Advertising Educational Foundation has selected advertising and public relations assistant professor (Bryan) Ming Wang for a two-week Visiting Professor Program fellowship. Wang will spend two weeks with Grey Advertising in New York City from June 2 to 13.


2014 UNL NSAC team
University of Nebraska–Lincoln finishes in the top eight in national advertising competition
May 28 2014 - 7:00pm
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln finished in the top eight in the 2014 National Student Advertising Competition in Boca Raton, Fla., on May 29. Hosted by the American Advertising Federation, the NSAC taps into the mindset of Millennials by challenging undergraduate advertising students across the United States to think creatively and strategically on behalf of the country’s most recognizable brands each year.

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