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Publication Date: April 17, 2006
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Kevin Allen, Henri Pensis, Dean Terry Hynes and Henry "Tip" Graham Jr. in front of WUFT-FM's
new 2006 Mazda5.

April 17, 2006
Alum helps
drive in style
Henry "Tip"
Graham Jr., JM
1972 president and
CEO of
Jacksonville's Scott-
McRae Group,
which owns and
operates Duval
Mazda of Gainesville
- recently facilitated
the donation of a
2006 Mazda5 to
Student reporters
use the car on

Martinez, Tillotson
attend annual banquet
Two of the College's six new Alumni of Distinction
attended the annual student awards banquet earlier this
month. Guillermo I. Martinez, JM 1966 and Johnny
Tillotson, TEL 1959, accepted their plaques at the event,
which took place for the first time at Emerson Hall.
A semi-retired syndicated
columnist, Martinez, The
Miami Herald editorial board's
first Hispanic member, is a
consultant for Hispanic news
organizations in Miami, the
Dominican Republic and
Ecuador. Singer/songwriter
Tillotson charted 26 hit
recordings. More than 100
artists have recorded his "It
Guillermo I. Martinez Keeps Right On A-Hurtin',"

received Grammy Award
The year's four other
Alumni of Distinction are
Matthew D. Bunker,
PhD 1993; James
Harper, ADV 1963, who
is also being named to a
similar, UF-wide award;
Jennifer McMillin, PR
1988; and Scott Sanders,
ADV 1979. Johnny Tillotson and
Bunker is Reese Phifer Dean Terry Hynes.
Professor of Journalism at the University of Alabama.
Harper is senior vice president for business
development for Acordia, a Wells Fargo insurance
brokerage division. McMillin is executive vice
president and North American director of special
projects with Golin/Harris International in Atlanta.
And Sanders is a theater and TV producer. His latest
project is the Broadway musical version of The Color

one of two songs for which he

and Hugh Cunningham.

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College honors its students
During its annual student awards banquet earlier this month, the
College announced the following winners:
Ruth and Rae O. Weimer Award: Ashley Zandy
Dean's Cup for Professional Promise: Dennis Chase Gucciardo
Dean's Cup for Service: Meredith A. Cochie, Elisa Beth Negrin,
Roy Kiperwas
Dean's Cup for Scholarship: Melissa Susan Morse, Daniel J.
Wunderlich, Gabrielle Bill, Ashley Ann Aubuchon,
Jennifer Burner, Anne Imanuel
Outstanding Advertising Scholar: Daniel J. Wunderlich, Melissa
Susan Morse
W. Robert Glafcke Award: Rubina Chhatwal
Respess Award: Kathrine Minotti
Professional Promise: Monica Palenzuela, Shane Cimock
Joseph R. Pisani Service Award: Carolina Herrera
Outstanding Journalism Scholar: Gabrielle Bill
Society of Professional Journalists Award: Meredith Cochie,
Adrian Uribarri
John Paul Jones Jr. Award: Carly Felton, Matt Sanchez
Elmer Emig Award: Kendra Gentry, Megan V. Winslow
H.G "Buddy" Davis Award: Megan V. Winslow
Outstanding Public Relations Scholar: Ashley A. Aubuchon
Frank F. Rathbun PRSSA Award: Kara L. Czerniak
Florida Public Relations Association Award: Emily Banks,
Ashley Zandy
Charles Wellborn Service Award: Elisa B. Negrin
Jack Detweiler Professional Promise in Public Relations: Dennis C.
Outstanding Telecommunication Scholar: Jennifer Burner,
Anne Imanuel
WJXT-TV Award: Josh Barlow
Major Garland Powell Award: Lindsay Corley
May Burton Award: Roy Kiperwas
F. Leslie Smith Management Award: Tara Fox
Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher: Danny Shipka

Telecom, journalism
welcome new faculty
In August, Amy Jo Coffey will
join the Department of
Telecommunication and Judy
Robinson will join the Department
of Journalism. Robinson will also
serve as executive director of the
Florida Scholastic Press Association

Coffey is completing her Ph.D.
at the University of Georgia. She
will teach broadcast management.
Robinson has been an assistant
professor in the College of
Education at the University of
Central Florida since August. Her
research focuses on scholastic
journalism, media literacy, and
new media integration.

St. Petersburg Times,
Left Curve publish
McKeen, Fitzgerald
The St. Petersburg Times recently
published William McKeen's
"Serendipity: The
modern world makes it
harder to discover what
you didn't know you
were looking for" in its
Perspective section.
Left Curve recently
published master's
student Michael
Fitzgerald's "Gimme
that Red-State Religion."
The Broadcast Education
Association recently awarded second
place for "Surveying Broadcasting
Newsrooms: Using Web-based
Technology to Reach Reluctant
Respondents" by University of Miami
Prof Terry Adams and Johanna Cleary.
The paper is being presented this month
at the Broadcast Education Association
annual conference.
Belio Martinez is presenting "Public
Relations Development Campaign
Strategies for Mobilizing Florida Latinos:
Political Framing of Healthcare Coverage
Issues" at the June International
Communication Association conference
in Dresden, Germany.
Doctoral student and Alumni
Graduate Fellow Sangwon Lee
presented "The Effects of Competition
and Regulation on Broadband
Deployment in the United States" at the
Magness Institute Academic Seminar at
University of South Alabama Prof.
Donald K. Wright and Michelle Hinson
presented "Web Blogs and Employee
Communication: Ethical Questions for
Corporate Public Relations" at the
International Public Relations Research
Conference earlier this month.

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Students, stations, pubs
win 30 SPJ awards
The College's students, stations and
publications recently won 30 awards in
the Society of Professional Journalists
Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards.
The winners include:
Radio News Reporting: Navideh
Forghani, first place
Radio In-Depth Reporting: Navideh
Forghani, second place
Radio Feature: Navideh Forghani,
first place, Justin Goodwin, third
Radio Sports Reporting: Justin
Goodwin, second place
Best All-Around Online Student
Broadcast Station: WUFT-TV News,
first place
TV Newscast: WUFT News5, first
TV In-Depth Reporting: Lindsay
Corley, Ryan Graham, Ansley
Dreadin and Brian Jaeger, first place;
Bigad Shaban, second place
TV News Photography: Laura
Monserrate, second place
TV Sports Reporting: Josh Rosenberg,
first place
TV Sports Photography: Adam

Barron, first place
TV Feature Reporting: Tiffany Tift,
second place
TV Feature Photography: Tiffany
Tift, first place
TV General News Reporting:
Harrison Hove, first place
TV Breaking News Reporting:
Kirstina Akra, first place; Amy
Popper and Ryan Vasquez, second
Best All-Around Online Student
Newspaper: Alligator.org staff, first
Best All-Around Student Newspa-
per (published at least four times a
week): Independent Florida Alliga-
tor, third place
Newspaper Editorial Writing:
Emily Yehle, second place
Breaking News Reporting: David
Cohen, first place, Emily Yehle,
third place
General News Reporting: David
Cohen, third place
Feature Writing: Megan Davis,
third place
Feature Photography: Tim Hussin,
second place
General News Photography: Casey
Anderson, first place
Photo Illustration: Andrea

Photojournalism senior Emily Harris took this picture of 3-year-old Jamie Garcia
in the fall in Belize as part of John Kaplan's Fly-Ins program.

Morales, first place
Editorial Cartooning: Andy Marlette,
first place
Best Student Magazine (Published
more than once a year):
Orange&Blue, second place
Non-Fiction Article: Matt Lehtola,
third place
program places
fifth in Hearst
The College's photojournalism
program recently finished fifth in the
annual Hearst competition. In the third
and final round, Picture Story, photo-
journalism senior Emily Harris
placed 10th. Other students who
competed included Danny Ghitis,
Matt Marriott, Jarrett Baker,
Jessica Crossfield and Doug Bell.
Students win seven
broadcasting awards
The College students recently
won seven awards at the National
Broadcasting Society Convention.
Lindsey Corley and News Five
won Best Video News Program;
Kevin Gribble, Sophia Lopez, and
WRUF-AM Midday won Best
Audio News Program; Claudia
Hickey won Best Audio News
Segment and Best Audio Package;
and Trimmel Gomes won Best
Audio Feature Package.
NBS President Shelby Radloff
received the Student Member of the
Year Award, and the UF NB S
chapter received honorable mention
for the Most Improved Chapter.
Doctoral student earns
NYC internship
Doctoral student Alexander
Laskin recently won the 2006
Ketchum Excellence in Public
Relations Research Award. He will
receive a study grant and an eight-
week internship in New York City.

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Alexander wins
Foundation award;
McAdams' Flash
Journalism reviewed


Alexander Qua
reviewed Mindy
McAdams' Flash
Journalism: How to
Create Multimedia
News Packages.
"The author seems to
know just where
people are likely to
get stuck," the review

gently received the
;e-year UF
fessorship award.
"he Journalism &
ss Communication
rterly recently


Grad student's song
appears in movie
Master's student Michael
Fitzgerald's "Love is like a Security
Blanket," which he wrote and sang
with Chain of Fools, appears on the
closing credits of the new
independent movie "Saving Sophie."
Fitzgerald, of Jacksonville, dis-
cusses his home city's music scene
this month on American Soundcheck,
a Pittsburgh-based syndicated radio


Lowenstein, Sutherland
thank the College
Ralph Lowenstein wrote the
following to the College: "Thank you
very much for the beautiful bromeliad
that you sent me on my 76th birthday.
I think of all of you every day when I
look at it on our family room coffee
"I had wonderful days at the
College, and this is such a pleasant
John and Rita Sutherland wrote
the following to the College: "Thank
you for your expression of sympathy.
The family of Betty Sutherland
acknowledges your kind thoughts and

Freeman, Hon
address groups
John Freeman
spoke in February
at the Photographic
Imaging Education
Conference in
Last month,
Linda Hon spoke at Freeman
the Public Relations Leadership
Development Forum at the Allstate
Insurance Company headquarters.


Kaplans welcome
baby boy Max
Li and John Kaplan added
Max Jieming Kaplan to their
family on March 3.

April 20-21: Advertising Advisory
April 26: Classes end
May 1: Dean Terry Hynes
May 6: Commencement, 2 pm
May 11: Alumni Reception
May 16: Summer Abegins
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