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UF
October 2016
UF
eCommunigator
 
Defining Moments
 
Defining Moments
  Dean's Message
 
Ramon Looby
MAMC 2008
 
Ramon Looby began his academic career in the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, but upon graduation he knew he wanted more. He had a passion for communication and found a kindred spirit at the UF College of Journalism and Communications. That spirit was former Telecommunication Professor and Senior Associate Dean Lynda Kaid. Her expertise in political communication inspired him to follow a path of advocacy and public policy.
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  How Do You Really Feel?  
  This semester, the Public Relations Campaign Class has a new,
difficult client:  CJC.  The class will help us develop our
brand strategy and prepare for our 50th anniversary in 2018. 
To help with that effort, we would appreciate if you would
take this brief survey and share your valuable perspectives.
 
   
 
Rebecca Patterson on “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” List  
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Rebecca Patterson, B.S. Journalism 1990, was named to the American Banker “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” List. American Banker annually features 25 women who are using their influence to make banking and their communities better. Patterson serves as managing director and chief investment officer for Bessemer Trust in New York. As the highest-ranking woman in Bessemer Trust’s 108-year history, she is part of the core executive team driving corporate strategy. Patterson also provides commentary as a financial expert to CNBC and other news outlets.  
 
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Rebecca Patterson
 
 
24 Things Only Our Students Will Understand
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According to Telecommunication sophomore Kelly Hatton, there are 24 things that make CJC great (we think there are more, but that’s a good start).  She published her list on HerCampus.com.  You can check out the list here.
 
 
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G. Paul Smeyak
  Paul Smeyak Sports and Media Internship Endowment
  Dean's Message
  The G. Paul Smeyak Sports and Media Internship Endowment was recently established to help fund Sports Media and Communication internships for CJC students. The $50,000 endowed gift, the first of its kind for the College’s sports journalism program, was donated by Smeyak family members, wife Corky and son Stephen. The first internships will be awarded in 2017. 
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“Noticias WUFT” Partnership and Search for New Leader
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The College recently formed a partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies and the UF Provost’s Office to hire a full-time news manager/lecturer for “Noticias WUFT,” the student-produced Spanish-language news program. This position will oversee the weekly public radio broadcast, manage the website and social media and create multi-platform Spanish-language content and curriculum. Telecommunication Professor Amy Jo Coffey, founding advisor for “Noticias WUFT,” is leading the national search. The position is expected to be filled by the end of 2016.
 
 
CJC Environmental Journalism Students Travel to Seahorse Key
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Environmental Journalist-in-Residence Cynthia Barnett took her Nature and Adventure Journalism class to spend the night in a 150-year-old lighthouse on Seahorse Key. They had lecture sessions from local experts/researchers and worked on identifying stories to write.

 
 
Career Opportunities Abound
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Check out the latest job listings in journalism, public relations, telecommunication and advertising on the Career Services Database.
 
 
STCC Launches New Collaboration with Bangladesh Cancer Research Program  
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The STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC), under the direction of Dr. Janice Krieger, is collaborating with the Amader Gram Cancer Care and Research Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on the development of a national policy on cancer communication. The collaboration will seek to contribute to the development and evaluation of cancer prevention intervention as well as the development of international training and exchange opportunities for students and faculty. The partnership aligns with STCC’s commitment to serve diverse and global societies.  
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Members of the collaboration team.
 
 
CJC Students Contribute to International “Project Health”
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CJC students in Journalism Professor Kim Walsh-Childers Media and Health class worked with the Student United Way Global Leadership Board on “Project Health.” Powered by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, and United Way Worldwide, “Project Health,” is designed to start a conversation on health in communities worldwide. Six students are reshaping the conversation on health using their online storytelling skills to reveal how health is affected by homelessness, food security, jails, access to medication and more.
 
 
Donn Colee, Jr. Pens Book on Florida Broadcasting
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Towers in the Sand book coverTowers in the Sand: The History of Florida Broadcasting chronicles Florida broadcasting’s proudest moments from 1922-2016. Colee, a seventh-generation Floridian and second-generation broadcaster, collected information from more than 80 Florida broadcasting pioneers and current leaders to create a comprehensive history of the industry. The College figures prominently in this new book available in both paperback and e-book editions.
 
 
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  Faculty Profile
  Dean's Message
  Advertising Professor Jon Morris

Advertising Professor Jon Morris started a career in academia 32 years ago to engage in a long tradition of scientific exploration. Morris, an advertising professional at the time, wanted to study consumers’ emotional responses to advertising campaigns.
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In Memoriam: George A. Levy
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George A. Levy, B.S. Advertising 1957, passed away on Sept. 27. Levy was the founder of George A. Levy Awards, Inc., one of the nation’s largest producers of trophies and awards. He was a philanthropist who played a major role in attracting sports teams to Tampa and in a number of civic causes. A former chairman of the Tampa Sports Authority, Levy served with his twin brother, J. Leonard Levy, B.S. Journalism 1955 and 1990 CJC Alumni of Distinction, on the Florida West Coast Pro Football Task Force — the group that led the effort to land an NFL franchise for Tampa. The Levy brothers also helped bring the first two Super Bowls to the city.

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Roll Call
Leslie Zlotnick, B.S. Advertising 2000
 is the advertising manager for the Yamaha WaterCraft Group.  
 
Mark Segel, B.S. Telecommunication 1988
is the vice president, market manager for NorthStar Bank.
 
Ronald Oldano, B.S. Public Relations 1984
is celebrating 21 years as a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
 
Dana Kanfer, B.S. Public Relations 1991
is a law clerk at the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida in Tampa.
 
 
 
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