In August 2016, Jim McCarty, BJ ’84, spent 17 days in Bolivia documenting the efforts of 16 line workers who volunteered to build power lines to bring electricity to two Bolivian villages. He authored “A Brighter Bolivia” based on the experience. The book, the 15th one McCarty has written, includes about 100 photos from the … Continued
What do you do? I am editor of the Rural Missouri magazine, the largest paid-circulation monthly in Missouri with a circulation of 550,000. I have served in that position longer than any other editor in the 69-year history of the publication. I also serve as the vice president of communications and printing for the Association … Continued
After a 24-year career in the newspaper business, Michael Pointer, BJ ’88, is now working as a communications specialist in the media department of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Washington, D.C. The IBEW recently celebrated its 125-year anniversary during its convention in St. Louis, where it was founded in 1891. Previously, Pointer worked … Continued
Marilyn Cummins, BS ’80 (agricultural journalism), of Columbia, Missouri, is associate editor for Red Barn Media Group, based in Birmingham, Alabama. Cummins, president of Cummins Consulting for the past 23 years, worked for The Kansas City Times and Agri Marketing magazine and coordinated the agricultural journalism program at the University of Missouri while on faculty … Continued
Sara Parker Pauley, BJ ’87, will become the first female director of the Missouri Department of Conservation, effective Nov. 1. The independent DOC protects and manages the state’s fish, forest and wildlife resources. Pauley has been Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources director since December 2010. DNR is charged with protecting the state’s air, land and … Continued
Dean Kahn, MA ’83, retired from The Bellingham Herald in Washington on Oct. 14, 2016. Before joining the Herald in 1986, Kahn worked as a statehouse reporter for United Press International in Jefferson City, Missouri, and in Olympia, Washington. At the Herald, Kahn was a reporter, news editor, columnist and magazine editor.