Jeffrey Whitford, BJ ’04

What do you do? I lead the ideation, creation and implementation of products, projects and programs that help our company and customers increase sustainability and be leaders in social impact related to science education and scientific research. How did you get your job? I “volunteered” into it…literally. I did an internship proofing catalogs and was … Continued

James Etling, MA ’69

What do you do? I worked in public relations and newspaper printing before I retired. After graduation I worked in public relations for five years at Laclede Gas Co. (now Spire) in St. Louis. I was the staff assistant and editor of the monthly company magazine, Laclede News. I greatly enjoyed my years at Laclede … Continued

Alumnus Jon Franko carves his own path to success

By Jerry Duggan (Feb. 25, 2020) — Jon Franko, BJ ’05, may have grown up on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, but he’s always been a Mizzou guy. Franko, whose grandfather, Keith Parker, played fullback for MU under esteemed football coach Don Faurot, bled black and gold when his friends bled orange and … Continued

Greg Kornfeld

What do you do? I’m an account executive at KTRS Radio in St. Louis. I started here in 1996. Prior to that, I was an account executive at KMOX/KLOU from 1977 to 1996. I’ve been in the business for 42 years. How did you get your job? I interviewed with Tim Dorsey and Robert Hyland … Continued

Laura Bryant

Journalism Grad Discovers Love of Corporate Communications: Laura Bryant’s Planned Career Diverges in New Direction The plan was set. The timing was perfect. Graduate in May from the Missouri School of Journalism and go to Moscow for the Olympic Games as a journalist. Laura Bryant, BJ ’80, had the skills, especially since she had been studying … Continued

Patrick Farrell

On the desk of Patrick Farrell, BJ ’77, sits a framed photo taken in April 2013 that captures one of his favorite University of Missouri memories. He stands beside then-MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and two members of the founding family of Enterprise Holdings Inc., where Farrell serves as chief marketing and communications officer. Deaton formally announced the … Continued

Emily Ann Brown

When Emily Ann Brown, BJ ’08, graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism, she had only the slightest understanding how significantly those formative four years would impact her life. Now the director of media and analytics at Elasticity, an integrated marketing agency in St. Louis, Brown gives credit for her early career success to her … Continued

Jody Feldman

The writing career of Jody Feldman, BJ ’78, was almost sidelined in seventh grade. When her teacher assigned her class to write about their summer vacations, Feldman made it a personal challenge to create an exciting story out of cultivating a backyard pumpkin plant. The teacher praised the essay and its creativity, but the high-achieving, … Continued

Jenifer Langosch

By Kara Kostal She looked around the room, and a feeling of awe came over her. Many fans around the country would give their most prized baseball cards to be in her position. At age 23, Jenifer Langosch, BJ ’07, was entering a room occupied by every living baseball hall of famer, all waiting to … Continued

Carly Kaufman Scaduto

What do you do? I am a communications manager at Monsanto Company, supporting our Vegetable Seeds division. I work in Monsanto’s public affairs department at our headquarters in St. Louis, but collaborate with colleagues around the world to communicate about our vegetable seed products both internally and externally. What is the best professional lesson you … Continued