Steven Brown, BJ ’61, MA ’63

Steven R. Brown, BJ’61, MA’63, retired in 2011 after 44 years in the Department of Political Science at Kent State University. Prior to his retirement, he was presented with a Kappa Tau Alpha award for service in journalism and mass communication and won lifetime achievement awards from the International Society of Political Psychology and the … Continued

Chris L. West, BJ ’64

Chris West, BJ ’64, writes: “I retired in 2004 after 40 years in newspaper editing, government public information and corporate communications. My first paying job right out of Mizzou was as editor of the weekly Tarkio (Mo.) Avalanche. Then came a couple of years on the copy desk at the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. From 1967 … Continued

Clyde Lear, MA ’68

Clyde Lear, MA ’68, was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 29 for his vision and leadership that helped turn Learfield Sports into the preeminent leader in college sports marketing. Lear is the retired chairman and CEO of Learfield Communications, which began as an outgrowth of his master’s project. It was … Continued

Alice S. Handelman, BJ ’65

Alice S. Handelman, BJ ’65, has been honored with a prestigious 2011 President’s Award from the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis. A public relations professional, she is the immediate past president of Women of Achievement and is past president of both the Press Club and Mid-East Area Agency on Aging. For the past three … Continued

Clyde Lear, MA ’68

Clyde Lear, MA ’68, was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. He is the retired chairman and CEO of Learfield Communications, Inc., a Jefferson City, Mo.-based company he started in 1972 as an outgrowth of his master’s project at the school.

Kenneth Ulrich

What do you do? I’ve been retired from the public relations business since 2009. Except for my first year out of Mizzou with a newspaper job in suburban Chicago, the rest of my 41-year career was spent in public relations. From 1969 to 1994 I worked for public relations agencies, the in-house PR staffs of … Continued

Don Wells

The last time Don Wells, BJ ’68, got fired from a newspaper job, he decided to take his act on the road. Literally. It was 1975, and after working in advertising sales at a number of West Coast papers, Wells found himself at the Fairfield (Calif.) Daily Republic. He had a major disagreement with his … Continued

Stewart Weiner

Stewart Weiner, BJ ’67, is a man who loves to write. “How lucky I am to get up every morning and be a writer,” Weiner says. “I would never want to do another job.” His time at Writer’s Digest magazine, Playboy Enterprises, Los Angeles Magazine, California Magazine, TV Guide and Season in the Sun Magazine … Continued

Sally Franklin Kur

Sally Kur, BJ ’66, always had a passion for writing. Her work on her high school yearbook gave her the idea to study journalism instead of nursing in college. Kur’s decision to attend the Missouri School of Journalism had a profound impact on her life in ways other than journalism. There were the hands-on opportunities … Continued