James A. Harnar, BJ ’75

James A. Harnar, BJ ’75, retired in mid-2015 after 30-plus years in the health sector in Maine, including 10 years as founder and CEO of a nonprofit health leadership academy. Harnar also retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain (2006) with 25 years of active duty and reserve service. He now lives most of … Continued

Kathleen McComb Goudge, BJ ’77

Kathleen McComb Goudge, BJ ’77, died Nov. 17, 2016 in Houston. Goudge worked as a reporter for the Edmond Sun in Oklahoma, where she wrote a popular column that helped find permanent homes for dogs and cats.

Lewis Diuguid, BJ ’77

Lewis Diuguid, BJ ’77, was selected by Nieman Fellows in the class of 2017 at Harvard University as the recipient of the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. The award honors displays of conscience and integrity by individuals, groups or institutions in communications. Diuguid was recognized for his work as a … Continued

Randy Cox, BJ ’75

Randy Cox, BJ ’75, a talented picture editor, photographer, designer and visuals educator known as much for his passion for photojournalism as his generous spirit, died Jan. 2, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. Cox began his 38-year newspaper career as a photographer at the Jackson Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi. He then became photo editor at The Coffeyville … Continued

Martin Nicholson

What do you do? I am the vice-president of EGA Inc., a consulting firm in Skyland, North Carolina. In that capacity, I have handled all marketing, sales and financials since 2004. How did you get your job? I had been working in the produce industry for two major international publications, serving that industry from 1977-2003. … Continued

David Ramseur, MA ’77

After nearly 40 years working in Alaska journalism and politics, David Ramseur, MA ’77, is completing a book on contemporary Alaska-Russian relations for the University of Alaska Press. Due for publication in July 2017, it is titled “Melting the Ice Curtain.”

Christine Ledbetter

What do you do? I am the senior arts editor at the Washington Post. How did you get your job? I came to the Washington Post after news and features stints in papers such as the Boca Raton News, Dayton Daily News, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Sun-Times and Minneapolis Star-Tribune. What is the best professional … Continued

Mark Johnson, BJ ’79

Mark Johnson, BJ ’79, recently published a memoir and writer’s mosaic titled “From Fertile Ground.” The book, available on Amazon, weaves together his grandfather’s diary entries from his North Carolina farm and his mother’s letters from her home in St. Louis with his own post-retirement narrative.

David Firestone, BJ ’77

David Firestone, BJ ’77, spent 21 years as a reporter and editor at The New York Times. Firestone is now managing editor of FiveThirtyEight.com, the data-journalism site of ESPN.