From the Director of Alumni Services
You’ve heard of the books and films about The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants? Well, the Newmark J-School has the traveling mugs.
In a new series called Mugshots, we’re taking pictures of our alums holding the school’s colorful ceramic cups in the newsrooms where they work and showcasing the photos on our website and in social media posts. The image above shows no less than seven grads currently employed by The Wall Street Journal: Kathryn Lurie, ’08; Natalia Osipova, ’12; Katie Honan, ’10; Joseph Walker, ’09; Aisha Al-Muslim Harris, ’09; Rachael Levy, ’14; and Kimberly Chin, ’17. A video shot by our in-house production team at the annual Job & Internship Fair in October features recruiters speaking about why they want to hire our students.
As we get ready to launch our 12th class of graduates into their journalism careers, the Newmark J-School is proud of how far our alums have come. Take Melissa Noel, ‘12, who’ll be representing you as alumni speaker at the Class of 2018 commencement on December 14. She has distinguished herself as an award-winning journalist and television host who has blazed her own trail covering underreported stories from the Caribbean. In this Fall 2018 issue of the Alumni Newsletter, you can read about the many other professional accomplishments and personal milestones your Newmark J-School peers have racked up in the past few months.
I’d like to remind you that the next January Academy enrichment series will run from Jan. 7-24, 2019 with a lineup of more than 30 classes that are open to alums at reduced rates. You can start registering on Monday, Dec. 3. Look for the special alumni discount code in your email on Sunday.
As always, we want to share what you’ve been up to, so please keep in touch. If you’re interested in teaming up with fellow alumni at your workplace to participate in our Mugshots series, please let me know and I’ll arrange to have you photographed with our mugs. We’ll even buy you coffee to fill them.
Happy holidays and a joyous new year to all,
Brooke Bizzell Stachyra