Dean Nelson

What do you do? The most immediate thing I have done is publish a new book about interviewing called Talk To Me: How To Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro, published by HarperCollins. It is both nuts-and-bolts advice and a deeper exploration of what we’re really after when we … Continued

Nischelle Turner

Nischelle Turner, BJ ’98, has stood in the reporting field, anchored the news desk, roamed the sidelines and commanded the red carpet. Nearly 20 years into her career, the small-town girl rooted within the esteemed correspondent still admits to brief moments where she feels starry-eyed, taking it all in. It is not constellations that blind … Continued

Jeanette Kozlowski

Jeanette Kozlowski, BJ ’06, MA ’07, is fascinated with the digital landscape and new emerging platforms. After working in the digital space for more than 10 years, Kozlowski understands the importance of both data-driven strategies and engaging content. Her ability to create strong content is one of the many skills she learned at the Missouri … Continued

Mary Huss

Major newspapers headlined the Watergate scandal in northwards of 72-point type when Washington Post enterprise reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered a major political scandal. The two made public a June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and President Richard Nixon’s attempted cover-up 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

Katie DeSplinter

Katie DeSplinter, BJ ’05, was fresh out of college when she decided to pack up her car and move from St. Charles, Missouri, to Los Angeles. Without an apartment or a single job interview lined up, DeSplinter drove 1,500 miles across the country simply to follow a dream. Her heart was set on a career … Continued

Timothy Blair

It was the nationwide HIV and AIDS epidemic that shaped Timothy Blair, BJ ’73, both personally and professionally. In the early-1990s, Blair was working in healthcare public relations in Los Angeles. The HIV and AIDS epidemic was sweeping the nation. Most Americans had heard about it, but few knew much more. The gay community, however, … 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

Pat Patton

Growing up in the rural and friendly community of Albany in northwest Missouri, Pat Patton, MA ’71, learned the value of small-town kindness at a young age. The town was a tight-knit agricultural community with few strangers and many friendly faces. Patton and his family never had to worry about locking their doors or forgetting … Continued