Patty Fisher, MA ’74

Patty Fisher, MA ’74, has been selected to become the director of policy and communications for The Health Trust. Most recently an award-winning Mercury News columnist in California, Fisher has 30 years of experience in news coverage of the Silicon Valley community. At The Health Trust, Fisher will be responsible for advancing the policy direction … Continued

Carolyn Callison Murray, BJ ’76

Carolyn Callison Murray, BJ ’76, has been promoted to editor and vice president for news at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, N.C., having served as an editor for more than 10 years. After graduation she started as a reporter and photographer in St. Joseph, Mo., and held a variety of reporting and editing positions … Continued

Jenna Isaacson Pfueller, BJ ’01

Jenna Isaacson Pfueller, BJ ’01, is producing a documentary on second-hand culture called “All Thrifty States.” She traveled across the country during the summer of 2010 and collected scenes and objects in thrift stores. Pfueller said she hopes the documentary will highlight odd things that people own and make a statement about overconsumption in America. … Continued

Dean Kahn, MA ’83

Dean Kahn, MA ’83, is an editor and columnist for The Bellingham Herald in Bellingham, Wash.

Rehab El-Buri, BJ ’06

Rehab El-Buri, BJ ’06, died March 6, 2011, of cancer. She worked in the ABC News Investigative Unit. In 2008, Rehab was instrumental in developing a 20/20 report that investigated how some high-ranking international diplomats in the U.S. would abuse and exploit the domestic workers brought with them from their home countries.

Richard Lee, MA ’58

Richard Lee, MA ’58, died March 3, 2011. He worked for the University of Missouri in several agricultural journalism capacities during his career.

Paula Hrbacek, BJ ’77

Paula Hrbacek, BJ ’77, took first place in an international essay contest sponsored by Echoes of The Right to God. Her essay about a stained glass window in Sacred Heart Cathedral in her home community of Pensacola, Fla., was published in the organization’s March 2011 online journal.