Mizzou Alumni Association honors two Journalism faculty and two alumni with Faculty-Alumni Awards

The recognition celebrates outstanding service and professional accomplishments. Columbia, Mo. (Nov. 14, 2019) — Two Missouri School of Journalism faculty and two alumni are among the 12 that will be honored by the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) during its annual Faculty-Alumni Awards ceremony on Nov. 15 at the Reynolds Alumni Center. Professor Margaret Duffy is … Continued

Journalism alum honored as a 2019 Volunteer Leader from the Mizzou Alumni Association

The Tiger Pride award recognizes sustained, outstanding volunteer efforts. Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 17, 2019) — Deborah Diers, BJ ’74, was among those honored with a 2019 Volunteer Leader award from the University of Missouri Alumni Association. She received the Tiger Pride award, which recognizes sustained, outstanding volunteer efforts. Diers has worked tirelessly to rebuild and … Continued

Missouri School of Journalism Kicks Off New Founder’s Day Tradition of Giving

From now through September 14, J-School alumni are encouraged to celebrate their Missouri Method experience and support future generations of students with a gift of $19.08 to the School in honor of its founding year. Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 10, 2019) — On Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, the Missouri School of Journalism will celebrate 111 years … Continued

Ericson – BJ ’04, MA ’05 – Harnesses Twin Passions of PR, CMV Foundation

By Jerry Duggan Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 26, 2019) — Coming off of successful tenures at FleishmanHillard and Monsanto, Becky Ericson was enjoying working at the public relations consulting firm she founded in 2015 when an unexpected twist in her personal life changed everything. Shortly after Ericson became pregnant with her second son, she learned she … Continued

MU alumnus Chris Allen named outstanding adviser for national honor society

Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 16, 2019) — Kappa Tau Alpha honored Dr. Chris Allen, Ph.D. ’96, of the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) with the William H. Taft Outstanding Adviser Award during the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Toronto earlier this month. The Taft award is named in … Continued

Alaina Curran Kick-Starts Her Music Career in L.A. with Capitol Records

By Jerry Duggan Columbia, Mo. (June 10, 2019) — Alaina Curran was in “Netflix and pajama mode” when she got a phone call that changed her life forever. The day after getting a rejection from her dream company, her morale was low. She picked up a burrito from Chipotle and hunkered down at her apartment … Continued

Emilie Scott, BJ ’15, Starts a Revolutionary Company to Reduce Pollution

By Jerry Duggan Columbia, Mo. (May 18, 2019) — For Emilie Scott, motivation often comes as a result of frustration. She was tired of standing by and watching as the planet deteriorated. She recycled and supported eco-friendly companies, but felt her individual actions weren’t making enough of an impact. She had to do something big. … Continued

Alumni Profile: Eimear Arkins

Columbia, Mo. (May 2, 2018) — Her journey began in Ruan, a village on the west coast of Ireland. Since then, she’s traveled across the world to fill her life with music and culture. Eimear Arkins, an MU graduate and international Irish performer, started singing as soon as she learned to talk. Now her journey … Continued

Alumni Profile: Dylan Connell

Columbia, Mo. (April 18, 2018) — With graduation approaching, strategic communication students are doing all they can to stand out to employers. Strategic communication alumnus Dylan Connell remembers that feeling all too well about how hard he worked to develop his professional skills. “Become an expert on a useful topic. It could be anything,” Connell … Continued