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May/June 2016
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Juan-Carlos Molleda
 
CJC Bids Farewell to Juan-Carlos Molleda
  Dean's Message
 
Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda, Public Relations department chair, is leaving the CJC family to be the first strategic communication and international scholar to lead the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. During his 16-year tenure in the College, he also served as director of the Global Strategic Communication online master's program. Public Relations student Shelby Pulley highlights his career and future plans in CJC Says Goodbye to Dr. Molleda.
 
   
 
Terry Biehl Van Nortwick
 
Defining Moments
  Dean's Message
 
Terry Biehl Van Nortwick
B.S. Journalism 1970, MAMC 1977
 
Terry Biehl Van Nortwick transferred from Tallahassee to Gainesville for a better male/female ratio and a chance to experience the college party life, and ultimately found her passion. After considering a variety of possible majors, she decided to pursue public relations. Col. Charlie Wellborn became her mentor and the defining person who helped her to discover that public relations would be her passion and her career. She was inspired to delve into fascinating topics, meet people in all walks of life, and write, create and persuade.
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  The Gainesville Sun Profiles Dean Diane McFarlin  
  The Gainesville Sun featured UF College of Journalism and Communications Dean Diane McFarlin in a May 23, 2016 profile. In
A Story to Tell,” McFarlin focuses on the evolution of journalism and her quest to ensure students have a career path following graduation.
 
   
 
Matt Sheehan to Lead Experimentation in Storytelling, Science and Social Change  
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The UF College of Journalism and Communications is accelerating its efforts to help organizations use the science and art behind effective storytelling, particularly on digital platforms, to better inform, persuade or connect with their audiences.

The College has named Matt Sheehan, former Innovation News Center Director, to the new role of Director of Stories and Emerging Platforms. Sheehan will be charged with driving real-world experimentation at the intersection of storytelling, narrative science and social good across all four of the College’s disciplines.  
 
 
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Matt Sheehan
Matt Sheehan
 
 
Linda Hon
Linda Hon
  Linda Hon Honored with Milestones in Mentoring Educator Award
  Dean's Message
  CJC Public Relations Professor Linda Childers Hon will receive the Milestones in Mentoring Educator Award from the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. The award will be presented at an induction ceremony in Chicago on Nov. 10. Established in 2010 to recognize those who lead by example, the “Milestones in Mentoring” honorees are selected by their peers and the Plank board in six categories: Legacy, Executive, Corporate, Agency and Educator.
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Roll Call
Kirsten Flanik, B.S. Advertising 1989
has been promoted to president of BBDO New York.
 
Amy Hammond, B.S. Public Relations 2002
is a St. Petersburg-based writer. Her five-book series encourages children to form a collegiate allegiance early in life. The series includes When I Grow Up, I’ll Be a Gator and follows a young boy as he tours campus and learns what life will be like when he grows up to be a Florida Gator.
 
Robert McClure, B.S. Journalism 1982
won a Knight Science Journalism Program Fellowship at MIT. The premier global fellowship is for journalists covering science, technology, health and the environment. McClure was one of ten journalists chosen for the 34th class of fellows.
 
Everton Allen, B. S. Advertising 2011
was promoted to manager of Creative Services for the Miami Marlins.
 
Carolyn DeWitt, B.S. Public Relations 1980
is a partner at Coherent Counsel where she serves as a diversified business consultant of sales effectiveness, business leadership coaching, strategic planning, and crisis management.
 
Steve Burkowski, B.S. Telecommunication 1994
is on air talent for the Golf Channel.
 
 
WUFT News Wins Three Prestigious
Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
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The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the winners of the 2016 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. WUFT-FM has received top honors in three categories of the Region 13 Small Market Radio Competition. “Gainesville’s Homeless Problem” received Best Documentary, “Not Disabled – Differently Abled!” was awarded for Best Series and WUFT-FM was selected for Overall Excellence.  
 
 
Two CJC Students Win Prestigious Dow Jones News Fund Internships
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UF College of Journalism and Communications Journalism students Taylor Bello and Paige Levin have received prestigious Dow Jones News Fund Internships (DJNF). DJNF provides paid summer internships in digital media, business reporting, news editing and data journalism for juniors, seniors and graduate students.
 
 
Becoming a Woman of Influence Conference
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More than 100 students attended the annual conference featuring some of the College’s top alumna offering advice on how to enter the workforce with confidence. You can see conference highlights on Storify.
 
 
 
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