December/January eCommunigator
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Bruce Kallner
I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  We are very excited about the new year as the University defines its long-term goals and CJC 2020 – our College’s five-year plan – takes shape.  There is broad consensus about overall goals of academic and research excellence, student career readiness and adding value to society and the communities we serve.  But as we drill down on these goals, our intention is to be bold in our approach to making this great college even greater.  Soon we will be sharing a draft document that articulates our strategy and we welcome your input.  And, as always, your continued financial support will help us achieve our ultimate goal of international prominence.   Have a great year!

Defining Moments

Juan C. Andrade
Chief Operating Officer, ACE Overseas General
EVP, ACE Group
Bruce Kallner
Juan Andrade (JOU, POL ‘86), credits his success to a collection of defining moments that came at three different stages of his life. The lessons learned from those moments: “Be intellectually curious and have a vision for your own career. Focus on what you are good at and what you like….Be honest about your strengths.  Seek individuals that can help and care about you.  And then do something with all of that.”  Read more…
Defining Moments is a new series featuring significant events in the lives of CJC alumni, faculty and staff. If you have a defining moment you’d like to share, please let us know.


  • Reggie Roux, (PR '98), is the 2015 Orlando Urban Film Festival (OUFF) Top Grand Jury winner for Best Screenplay Feature Film for his film “H-Town.” To see the film:
  • Robyn Hankerson, (PR '04), is the new Director of Communications & Media Relations for the North Miami Campus of Johnson & Wales University.
  • Ira Griffith, (JOU '74), celebrated 44 years in the newspaper industry in Dec. 2015. He is currently the Major Accounts Manager with The Times of Gainesville, Ga. 
  • Gillian Stoney, (PR '14), is the new Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator for the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis, West Indies.

CJC Alumnus Danny Wuerffel Honored by NASDAQ

Former University of Florida quarterback and CJC alumnus Danny Wuerffel (PUR ’96) was honored by NASDAQ during the closing bell ceremony on Dec. 14 for his outstanding football career with UF and work as executive director of Desire Street Ministries, a faith-based nonprofit organization that develops thriving and sustainable urban ministries to revitalize impoverished neighborhoods.
Danny Wuerffel joined by CJC alumni Amy Summers (PUR ‘97) and
Chris Doering (TEL ‘96)

frank 2016 kicks off in February

This year, frank will celebrate that moment. You know the one: That moment you became so outraged you had to take action. That moment you decided to speak up for someone else. That moment you believed you could make a difference. Celebrating the moments that define change-makers, the frank2016 gathering will be held Feb. 23-26 in downtown Gainesville. 

Public Relations Trade Pubs Honor CJC Programs

The CJC Public Relations Department was named to PRWeek’s shortlist of top five PR Education Programs in the U.S. for 2015.  PR Daily named CJC’s Online Master’s in Social Media the sixth-best online program for public relations professionals.

CJC Journalism Students Launch Student Body Magazine Online

Student Body Magazine, developed by a team of 15 students in the CJC Health Media Innovations course, launched in November with information on how young adults can enhance their quality of life. The digital magazine includes information on nutrition, fitness, sleep, mental health, beauty, holistic health, body image, sexual health, sports performance and more.

Randy Wright Wins National Award

Division of Media Properties Executive Director Randy Wright received the University Station Alliance’s 2015 USA Madison Hodges Innovator Award for Public Media Advancement recognizing his leadership in building the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network and fostering a strengthened partnership among 13 public radio stations and the Florida Division of Emergency Management to launch Florida Storms. The University Station Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that assists university-licensed stations with the challenges and opportunities associated with their licensees. Read more…

Research News

A complete list of recent research publications and papers is now available on the CJC Web site.  Following are some recent research developments:

College News


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