From the Dean of the Newmark J-School
The Class of 2018’s graduation last December helped the Newmark J-School reach a significant milestone: We now have more than 1,000 alumni scattered throughout the country and the world.
To address the needs of this growing community, we are instituting changes in the Alumni Services department in the coming months. One of the most visible changes is that our popular quarterly digital newsletter will go monthly starting in January 2020. It just makes sense, given the burgeoning amount of professional and personal news coming from our alums. We also want to upgrade our alumni database so we can better capture up-to-date information that keeps us all connected. And we’re going to put in place more robust programming and services to support our graduates as they manage their careers.
As we make these changes, Brooke Stachyra will be leaving the J-School at the end of the year. After almost four years, Brooke has developed close relationships with alumni, faculty, and staff, and she has helped launch successful programs to keep us connected, including the quarterly newsletter, Mentoring Minutes in collaboration with Career Services, and various alumni networking and social events.
We thank her for her many contributions to the Newmark J-School, and we wish her all the best as she moves into the next phase of her career.
Top image: An impressive array of alums came back to the J-School to represent their employers for the fall Job & Internship Fair on October 17. Back row, left to right: Samantha Maldonado, ’18, New Jersey Energy and Environment Reporter, Politico; Max Zahn, ’18, Reporter/Segment Producer, Yahoo Finance; Catherine Roberts, ’15, Health Reporter, Consumer Reports; Jillian Eugenios, ’13, Sr. Producer, Great Big Story, CNN; and Kellie Ell, ’17, Reporter, Penske Media Corporation (WWD). Front row, left to right: Natasha Madov, ’15, Associate Editor, Brightwire Inc.; Shaydanay Urbani, ’18, Research Reporter, First Draft; Olivia Leach, ’15, Multimedia Journalist, Spectrum News Albany; Maddy Perkins, ’14, Assistant Managing Editor, SourceMedia; and Sean Carlson,’12, News Host, WNYC. (Photo: Jessica Bal, ‘15)