Larry Postaer

Six decades in the mercurial world of advertising…how did you manage to survive? Luck for sure. I was fortunate to work with a lot of talented people and great clients. To pay tribute to all of them, I just finished a memoir available on Amazon and Kindle. Its called: “Pickett, Plunkett and Puckett.” The quirky … Continued

Sue Jackson Pondrom

What do you do? I am a freelance medical writer for publications such as ENToday, The Rheumatologist and @ucsd, a publication of the University of California San Diego. I am also a special section editor of The AJT Report in the American Journal of Transplantation, a columnist for “In This Issue” in the journal Arthritis … Continued

Jonathan Murray

Jonathan Murray, BJ ’77, had no idea one PBS documentary would influence the course of his career – and television history. But it did. The emotional storytelling and real-life characters featured in the series, “An American Family,” captivated young Murray, then a high school student in upstate New York. “You actually heard people talking the … Continued

Toni Messina

What do you do? I have served as the public communications director for the City of Columbia (Mo.) since May 2006. I retired from Missouri state government after almost 30 years in all three branches. Prior to state government service, I worked for a non-profit council of governments and an insurance company. How did you … Continued

Larre Johnson

What do you do, and what is most interesting about it? I own an ad agency called Big Honkin’ Ideas. Running your own shop is like herding cats. Very challenging, very satisfying. But you know who’s responsible for the successes and failures. I like the clarity of that. How did you come to own your … Continued

Mary Schaper Jaworski

What do you do? I own and operate a portrait photography studio, Mary M. Photography. How did you get your job? I worked for the former owner and then bought the business. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? How to write and work under deadline.

Dave Ihlenfeld

What have you done in your career? I’ve written on a wide variety of television comedies, including “Malcolm in the Middle,” Nickelodeon’s “Supah Ninjas,” and “Family Guy.”  I also wrote a non-fiction book called “Dog Days” about my first job out of college – driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.  The book makes for a great … Continued

Elise Hu

What do you do? I am a recovering foreign correspondent for NPR, whose Seoul bureau I opened in 2015. I moved to California in 2018 after three-plus years abroad covering the Koreas and Japan. Now I am guest-hosting our shows and podcasts as well as developing my own new video show which focuses on the … Continued

David Groves

What do you do? I produce the 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. newscast, Monday through Friday. Competition is very intense in our market in the morning, so I’m a veteran presence. It also allows me more time for my other, non-paid, “job,” that of a youth soccer coach and administrator. How did you get your … Continued

Tom Frazee

What do you do? I am an executive communicator who provides advice, counsel and support to corporate clients in the U.S. and globally on all aspects of internal and external communications/public relations. This includes employee, shareholder and client/customer communications; local, regional, national and global media relations support; event oversight including video productions and presentations; roles … Continued