Mark Hoffman

Mark Hoffman, MA ’80, would probably be a lawyer today were it not for a senior-year internship at KQED, the public television station in San Francisco. During that internship, Hoffman arranged and observed an interview with Dr. Henry Kissinger, who served as secretary of state during the administrations of President Richard Nixon and President Gerald … Continued

Janet Shamlian

It’s 2013 and Janet Shamlian, BJ ’84, stands in front of a windowless plane in an aircraft hangar in New Mexico. The plane, the size of a semitruck, is fixed on blocks and bears the symbol of the United States Air Force. Shamlian is reporting about the controversial drone pilot training happening at Holloman Air … Continued

Pat Forde

Four points lifted the Louisville Cardinals over the Wichita State Shockers as the buzzer ended the 2013 NCAA Final Four game. Luke Hancock and his teammates were going to the Cardinals’ first title game in 27 years. After the initial post-game interviews, Yahoo! Sports columnist Pat Forde, BJ ’87, watched Hancock cross the court and hug … Continued

Anne Schwartz

Apartment 213 seemed like most other apartments in Milwaukee: white brick, plain wood, cheap blinds. That is, except for the body parts inside. In July 1991, Anne Schwartz, BJ ’82, had been a part-time reporter at the Milwaukee Journal for three years when a police officer called her in the middle of the night with … Continued

Lili Vianello, BJ ’88

Lili Vianello, BJ ’88, celebrated the 20-year anniversary for the company she owns, Visionworks Marketing Group of Columbia, Missouri. Visionworks is a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) certified by the State of Missouri and serves clients in a variety of industries, including dining and hospitality, construction trades, education and non-profit, among others.

Barri Marsh Bronston, BJ ’81

Barri Marsh Bronston, BJ ’81, has written “Walking New Orleans,” a new entertaining guide through the city’s unique neighborhoods and parks.

David Marcou, BJ ’84

David Marcou, BJ ’84, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, recently published a book of poems, “Evolving Happiness,” and the third edition of “American Eyes.”

Mark McIntosh

What do you do? I am a motivational speaker, author and community cause consultant. I am also the founder and CEO of Victory Productions. Our mission is to encourage others to achieve goals and overcome challenge. We focus our work on helping others effectively deal with change, challenge and adversity. Victory’s consulting focus is on … Continued

Tony Kontzer

What do you do? I’m a freelance writer and journalist. My focus is on information technology, and I write for a variety of publishers and corporations. How did you get your job? This is my second stint as a freelancer. The first was from 1996-2000. I had been working for a weekly business publication (the … Continued