Archives: Class Notes
Tripp Stelnicki, BJ ’14, is the City Hall and county reporter at the Santa Fe New Mexican, the oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi, which has won the top prize for large dailies in the state five of the past six years, as decided by the New Mexico Press Association. Stelnicki covered the city’s five-way … Continued
Steven Cahn, MA ’97, was recently named as a principal in the Los Angeles office of California Strategies, the state’s leading public affairs and government consulting firm. Cahn previously served as editor of three award-winning community newspapers owned by The Los Angeles Times, including the Daily Pilot. He also covered the Missouri congressional delegation for … Continued
Roy Reed, BJ ’51 and MA ’54, died Dec. 10, 2017. Reed was a reporter for the Arkansas Gazette and New York Times. He covered the civil-rights movement in the 1960s, shadowing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and witnessing the “Bloody Sunday” melee when police and a posse beat black marchers with clubs and … Continued
Shraddha Sankhe, MA ’14, is a senior communications specialist in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Sankhe graduated with a specialization in strategic communication and previously worked at the Health Communications Research Center, headquartered at the School, from 2011 to 2012 as a Smith-Patterson Fellow. [Related]
Sally Renaud, BJ ’81, will be inducted into College Media Association’s John A. Boyd Hall of Fame in October at the Dallas Sheraton as part of the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association Fall National College Media Convention. Renaud serves as chair of the department of journalism at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill.
Walt Potter, MA ’81, was recently named as one of five Vanderbilt alumni inducted into the school’s Student Media Hall of Fame. Potter, a third-generation newspaper journalist, received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt in 1972 prior to pursuing his graduate degree at Mizzou. He worked at the Star-Exponent and the Virginian Pilot and in 2014 … Continued