Kellye Whitney

As one of LinkedIn’s Top Media Voices of 2015 and one of Folio’s Top Women in Media 2016, Kellye Whitney, BJ ’97, understands the media landscape and how to connect with an audience. She grew up surrounded by books and knew she wanted to write. This passion led her to the Missouri School of Journalism, … Continued

Stacey White Belford

For Stacey (White) Belford, BJ ’93, her journey through the Missouri School of Journalism was an adventure from day one. Originally set on moving to California to work for rock stars, Belford felt the call to be a Tiger, where she found her niche in the agency world. Why did you decide to come to … Continued

Tom Weir, MA ’94, PhD ’98

Tom Weir, MA ’94, PhD ’98, died Feb. 14, 2016. Prior to his retirement in 2015, he most recently served as interim director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina. Previously he taught at Oklahoma State University and served for five years as director at the School of … Continued

Thomas Hiatt

Thomas Hiatt, BJ ’98, has never been one to settle. As a man who has co-owned a marketing agency for more than a decade, Hiatt has always been motivated by the desire to be in control of the clients he works for and the environment he works in. His ability to clinch auspicious work didn’t manifest … Continued

Danita Allen Wood, BS AGR ’77, MA ’93

Missouri Life magazine took home the 2015 Magazine of the Year award from the International Regional Magazine Association’s annual awards celebration on Oct. 26, in San Diego. Danita Allen Wood, BS AGR ’77, MA ’93, serves as editor in chief. Missouri Life also earned eight other awards for publications with circulation less than 30,000.

Shantana (Croom) Stewart, BJ ’98

Shantana (Croom) Stewart, BJ ’98, owner of Shantana Stewart Communications LLC in St. Louis, provides strategic communications, media and public relations services to nonprofits, businesses and individuals. Stewart also serves as recording and corresponding secretary for the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists and helps lead the group’s annual journalism workshop for high school … Continued

Amy (Zielinski) Zlatic, BJ ’96

Amy (Zielinski) Zlatic, BJ ’96, won first place in the 2014 St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest for her story “Swallow.” Since its founding in 1920, St. Louis Writers Guild has sponsored this contest, making it one of the oldest in the country. Tennessee Williams won first place in 1935 for his story … Continued

Brigid F. Cech Samole, BJ ’99

Brigid F. Cech Samole, BJ ’99, a shareholder in the Miami Appellate Practice of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Chapman Partnership for the Homeless. The charitable organization provides emergency housing, meals, job training and various types of assistance to help homeless men, women and families … Continued

Nik Deogun

Rumors had been circulating for months leading up to the fall semester of 1991 among employees of the University of Missouri that the then-vice chancellor had engaged in inappropriate behaviors, abuse of power and sexual harassment. Nearly every female employee in his office had filed complaints. Yet, the actions of this official remained an “open … Continued