Ben Carmichael

What do you do? I am an ASCAP-registered songwriter, guitarist and vocalist for the band Trash Executioner. How did you form your band? While hosting an open mic for poets, songwriters and comedians, I met the band’s bassist and co-songwriter. The owner of a local bar recognized our potential and offered us a rehearsal space … Continued

Jesse Baker

It was a love of storytelling that first brought Jesse Baker to the Missouri School of Journalism. And, by any account, she had plenty of stories to tell. From living in Hawaii, backpacking through Europe, sleeping for a night on the streets in Brussels, spending time in Lithuania, traveling up and down the Pacific coast … Continued

Juana Summers, BJ ’09

Juana Summers, BJ ’09, was elected to serve a two-year term on the board of the Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists. Her term will begin January 2012. She is a national political reporter for POLITICO and currently covers the 2012 presidential election. She came to POLITICO from The Kansas … Continued

Lucinda Housley Luetkemeyer, BJ ’08

Lucinda Housley Luetkemeyer, BJ ’08, graduated first in her class from the University of Missouri School of Law in May 2011. She works as a law clerk to the Hon. Duane Benton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Kansas City, Mo.

Melissa Miller, BJ ’00

Melissa Miller, BJ ’00, is business editor at The Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Miller also coordinates content for Business Today, a monthly magazine.

Chad Day, BJ ’09

Chad Day, BJ ’09, is an investigative projects reporter at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, Ark.

Lincoln Stephens, BJ ’03

Marcus Graham Project co-founder Lincoln Stephens, BJ ’03, is the 2011 winner of the ADCOLOR Change Agent Award for his commitment to mentorship, young adult leadership development and increasing diversity in the advertising industry. Honorees for awards are champions who are spurring diversity within their organization. Others who will be honored at the fall banquet … Continued

Reyna Jones, BJ ’03

Reyna Jones, BJ ’03, is a health communication consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Eufaula, Ala. Added: Sept. 9, 2011

Julia Goebel, BJ ’00

Julia Goebel, BJ ’00, is vice president of marketing at Ambir Technology in Elmhurst, Ill.  Added: Sept. 2, 2011