Fortuna Calvo-Roth

As a young girl in Peru, Fortuna Calvo-Roth, BJ ’54, followed World War II through headlines in the local paper. One day she saw “USS Iowa” displayed in imposing type across the front page. Frightened, she wondered if it meant an enemy Japanese ship had won a battle in the Pacific. Her mother reassured her, … Continued

William Foster Hooten Jr., BJ ’50

William Foster Hooten Jr., BJ ’50, died Oct. 2. Hooten was a veteran of both the U.S. Navy (1944-46) and the U.S. Army (1950-52). His love for MU and its journalism program inspired he and his wife to set up a scholarship program in 2013. Hooten is survived by his wife, Joanne Jeans Hooten, BA … Continued

Larry Zimmer

By Christopher D. White After 56 years on the radio, sportscaster Larry Zimmer, BJ ’57, still loves the feeling of speaking to listeners through the radio waves. It is a medium that allows him to bring drama-filled public events to the homes of thousands of people. Zimmer’s understanding of the intimacy of radio broadcasts developed … Continued

Marion Allen Black, BJ ’50

Marion Allen Black, BJ ’50, died July 19. During his career, he published and edited weekly newspapers in southeast Missouri: Malden, Bernie, Parma and Gideon. Black served on the Missouri Press Association Board of Directors and was a past president of the Southeast Missouri Press Association. He was inducted into the MPA Newspaper Hall of … Continued

Fortuna Calvo-Roth, BJ ’54

Fortuna Calvo-Roth, BJ ’54, was recently recognized as the 2014 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction” for the 28th District. The induction ceremony took place on May 13 at the state capitol in Albany. Calvo-Roth is a pioneer in the field of journalism, who went on to have a broad-ranging career in academia, the … Continued

Edith Jordan Garrett

What do you do? Due to health reasons, I have been retired since 1978. How did you get your job? At that time, the J-School had a small employment office on the second floor. Job openings were posted on a big bulletin board. Students were free to copy those they chose and contact by letter … Continued

Wally Poor, BJ ’57

Wally Poor, BJ ’57, has published a book titled “Faithful.” The book tells the story of six Southern Baptist missionary couples who started their careers together in 1968 in missionary orientation and all retired at the same time in 2001. This includes the Poors 26 years as missionaries in Uruguay and five years as the … Continued