Georgina (Karas) Flores, BJ ’99

Georgina (Karas) Flores, BJ ’99, BA ’99, was recently inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement. This recognizes leading young advertising professionals age 40 and under who are making a significant impact in the marketing industry through their leadership, career achievements and personal qualities that motivate others to excel. Flores is the director … Continued

Colleen Cusumano, BJ ’07

Four J-School alumni staff the public relations department at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. From left: Michael Kateman, MA ’91; Whitney Dreier, MA ’10; Colleen Cusumano, BJ ’07; and Brandi Herrman, MA ’08.

Gordon Young, MA ’90

Gordon Young, MA ’90, is a San Francisco-based freelance journalist and a senior lecturer in the communication department at Santa Clara University. He is the author of “Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City,” which chronicles his attempts to buy a house in the most dangerous city in America. It will be published by the University … Continued

Naomi Oglesby, BJ ’98

Naomi Oglesby, BJ ’98, has joined the law offices of Lewis and Munday in Detroit. She concentrates her practice in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and focuses in on the areas of commercial and business litigation at the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts. Oglesby was a co-founder of the National Association … Continued

Melissa Farlow, MA ’94

Melissa Farlow, MA ’94, will be honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award by the Indiana University School of Journalism this fall. She is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who has contributed to National Geographic publications for almost 20 years, traveling around the globe to capture images from Alaska to the Austrian Alps. For almost 20 years, … Continued

Sarah Copeland, BJ ’99

Sarah Copeland, BJ ’99, is the author of “The Newlywed Cookbook: Fresh Ideas and Modern Recipes for Cooking With and for Each Other.” The book has more than 130 recipes for both classic and contemporary cooking.

Dan Pierce, BJ ’99

Dan Pierce, BJ ’99, rejoined Fleishman-Hillard International Communications as a senior vice president working on the General Motors account in the Detroit office. He worked for the firm’s Kansas City and St. Louis offices from 2000 to 2005. Pierce most recently was with Ford Motor Co., where he led the environmental and safety communications team … Continued

Karen Sauder

Karen Sauder, BJ ’90, returns home from a long day at the office and shifts her focus from work to her family. Although she travels quite a bit working for Google, when Sauder is home, she says she is giving her family her all by spending quality time with her children and her husband. An … Continued

John Sullivan, MA ’99

John Sullivan, MA ’99, was part of the Philadelphia Inquirer team that won a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for public service for its “Assault on Learning” series. The citation reads: Awarded to The Philadelphia Inquirer for its exploration of pervasive violence in the city’s schools, using powerful print narratives and videos to illuminate crimes committed by … Continued

Nikhil Deogun, MA ’93

Nikhil Deogun, MA ’93, received a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree during Muskingum University’s 175th anniversary commencement exercises. He is the senior vice president and editor in chief, Business News, CNBC, overseeing “Business Day” content, coverage and production. Deogun joined the network in 2010.