Jack W. Germond, BJ ’51

Jack W. Germond, BJ ’51, a columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV’s “The McLaughlin Group,” died Aug. 14. He had recently finished his first novel, “A Small Story for Page Three,” about a reporter investigating political intrigue. Professor Barbara Cochran shared the following: He was my boss and … Continued

Maurine H. Beasley, BJ ’58

Maurine H. Beasley, BJ ’58, has won the 2013 Frank Luther Mott/Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award for the best book on journalism and mass communication based on original research published in 2012. “Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence” recounts the journalists’ contributions to journalism and politics, “but more important, their determination, struggle, … Continued

Haynes Johnson, BJ ’52

Haynes Johnson, BJ ’52, and a recipient of an honorary degree from the University of Missouri in 1999, died May 24. He was a longtime Washington Post reporter. Johnson won a Pulitzer Prize in 1966 for covering the civil rights struggle in Selma, Ala.

Donald H. Loudon, BJ ’59

Donald H. Loudon, BJ ’59, passed away May 14, 2013. He played on the University of Missouri football team under Coach Don Faurot. Loudon earned his Juris Doctor and practiced law in Kansas City for 50 years.

Barbara Beck Beeching, BJ ’50

Barbara Beck Beeching, BJ ’50, became a student again after a lengthy hiatus. She earned a master’s in American studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., in 1995, and a doctoral degree in U.S. history in 2010.

Robert L. Breeden, MA ’52

Robert L. Breeden, MA ’52, died March 15 at his home in McLean, Va. He was a top officer with the National Geographic Society, and in addition to helping launch the books on the White House, he was largely responsible for such magazines as National Geographic Traveler.

Bob Breeden, MA ’52

Bob Breeden, MA ’52, died recently. He was a writer and editor for National Geographic during his career. Breeden received the Missouri Honor Medal in 1992.