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

Stewart Weiner, BJ ’67

Stewart Weiner, BJ ’67, is the Development Director for Palm Springs Modernism Week in Palm Springs, Calif.

Len Ziehm

What do you do? Retired from the Chicago Sun-Times in June 2010 after 41 years in the sports department, I’ve stepped up my freelance writing and am coordinating my writing projects through the website, In retirement. I’ve continued to do some writing for the Sun-Times. I’m also doing a weekly golf column for the Daily … Continued

James Zahnd

Before James Zahnd was old enough to drive or legally vote, he was publishing his own newspaper from his boyhood home in Savannah, Mo. The 1950s television series “The Big Story,” provided content for this aspiring writer’s newspaper. At the age of 10, Zahnd would sit in front of his television set, writing articles about … Continued

Lee Woodward

What do you do? A wide variety of public relations activities plus: website content, licensing (HUMVEE), coordinating donations and civic activities. What is your favorite J-School memory? Selling ads for the Missourian wasn’t my favorite thing to do, but it required me to organize, be persistent and forge into the unknown at times. In this … Continued

Chuck Woodling

What do you do? I’m retired after spending more than 46 years as a newspaperman, mostly as a sports writer. I was sports editor of the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World for 37 years. How did you get your job? I landed my first job by answering an ad in the Kansas City Star for a general … Continued

Jean Gaddy Wilson

What do you do? I counsel a variety of organizations – Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and contractors, human rights groups, colleges and universities, health care organizations – enabling them to create understandings of the future, develop media campaigns, create plans and strategies. This is to position those organizations to adapt fast to future opportunities … Continued

Grace Voss

What do you do? I am a retired high school English teacher who spent 15 months in 1965-66 as a reporter for the Palo Alto (Calif.) Times. Teaching lasted longer, 34 years in fact, and I am now retired and living in Santa Cruz, a town of 60,000 residents located at the north end of … Continued

Larry Van Dyne

Larry Van Dyne, BJ ’67, grew up on his family’s beef cattle farm in northern Missouri, four miles east of Newtown. He attended high school at one of the smallest schools in the state. His 1963 graduating class was a group of 18 students. In high school, Van Dyne didn’t think he was going to … Continued