Janice McDill

Janice (Kalmar) McDill, BJ ’82, had a dream of reporting breaking news. While attending the Missouri School of Journalism, she worked with the state capital reporting team in Jefferson City. This experience, internship and hands-on education provided McDill with a solid foundation and skill set to succeed within the industry. Why did you decide to … Continued

Michael Pointer, BJ ’88

Michael Pointer, BJ ’88, left the newspaper industry “about a year ago, with some sadness,” he reports, and accepted a position in the media department of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Washington, D.C. Pointer misses being a sports writer, but loves the new challenge, the security it provides and living in Washington.

Bob Donaldson

It was Bob Donaldson’s first story for KOMU-TV, and it was an important one. KOMU wanted to be the first to break the story over a strike in Columbia, Missouri. A jittery Donaldson, along with staff photographer Brow Lester, shot video at the scene and pushed through a crowd of angry boisterous citizens. Back in … Continued

Sara Weaver-Wescott

Sara Weaver-Wescott, BJ ’84 and BA ’84, is a problem solver. As the national sales manager for KPIX-TV, the CBS owned and operated television station in San Francisco, she helps media buyers and planners for some of the country’s largest advertising agencies rearrange the many pieces of multi-million-dollar television advertising buys until they fall perfectly … Continued

David Murray, BJ ’86

David Murray, BJ ’86, was named press secretary for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in November 2015. He had served as deputy press secretary since July 2013, and previously worked for The Grand Rapids Press, The Flint Journal and what is now The Connecticut Post for 26 years.

Katherine Kerr Kubatzky, BJ ’80

Katherine (Kerr) Kubatzky, BJ ’80, and Tim Kubatzky, BJ ’80, founded Polaris Non-Profit Solutions LLC, based in Georgetown, Texas, offering communications and fundraising consulting services to nonprofit organizations.

Susan Mays, BJ ’87

Susan Mays, BJ ’87, has been named vice president of brand, marketing and communications for CH2M, a $5.5 billion global engineering, construction and operations firm headquartered in Colorado. Mays previously led marketing for the firm’s operations and maintenance business.

Robert G. Picard, PhD ’83

Robert G. Picard, PhD ’83, has been named associate editor for media and cultural economics of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. The prestigious dictionary was first published 125 years ago by Inglis Palgrave and has evolved into a digital resource edition edited by Lawrence Blume, professor of economics at Cornell University. As associate editor, … Continued