Jody Feldman

The writing career of Jody Feldman, BJ ’78, was almost sidelined in seventh grade. When her teacher assigned her class to write about their summer vacations, Feldman made it a personal challenge to create an exciting story out of cultivating a backyard pumpkin plant. The teacher praised the essay and its creativity, but the high-achieving, … Continued

Robert Kelly, BJ ’72

Robert Kelly, BJ ’72, retired in July 2015 after 43 years as a reporter and editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He is now teaching Mass Communications, Writing for the News Media at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Robert Gould, BJ ’78

Robert Gould, BJ ’78, went on to become a an orthopedic surgeon after working at Foote Cone and Gelding in Chicago.

Barbara Holland, BJ ’71, MA ’77

The world’s largest collection of research literature on how to connect teaching and scholarship to community needs, the Barbara H. Holland Collection for Service Learning and Community Engagement, is housed at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The collection’s namesake, Holland, BJ ’71, MA ’77, is an internationally-recognized expert on community engagement scholarship.

Jim Harnar, BJ ’75

Jim Harnar, BJ ’75, retired in the spring of 2015. He was a founder and executive director of the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership in Portland, Maine. Harnar previously served as a U.S. Navy officer, retiring with the rank of captain in 2006 after a 25-year career. Harnar and his wife plan to visit … Continued

Jim Harnar, BJ ’75

Jim Harnar, BJ ’75, retired from the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership in Portland, Maine, after heading the nonprofit organization for the past decade. After three years as a newspaper reporter in Colorado in the late 1970’s, Harnar joined the Navy, subsequently serving 25 years of active duty and in the Naval Reserve. He … Continued

Thomas Michael Eschen, BJ ’75

Thomas Michael Eschen, BJ ’75, was named president of the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis in January. Eschen is the vice president for institutional advancement at Maryville University in St. Louis.

Calvin Fussman

It was a hot August day in 1974 when a young man stepped out of a taxi and looked at a block of dormitories on the campus of the University of Missouri. Calvin “Cal” Fussman, BJ ’78, had just moved from Long Island, New York, to Columbia, Missouri, to become a journalist. With his hand-held luggage … Continued

David Clarkson, BJ ’72

David Clarkson, BJ ’72, will retire at the end of February 2015 after 28 years of federal service at the USDA offices in Brookfield and Chillicothe, Missouri.

Lori Berger

What do you do? I am the entertainment and special projects director for Hearst Magazines. As entertainment director, I put together celebrity covers for some of the Hearst magazines, which means projecting which celebrities will be hot – or not – since we work a good six months ahead of time. I also work on … Continued