ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
offers incredible support
We look to
our Communications Advisory Board for both professional expertise
and program support. Our students benefit enormously by having media
professionals and corporate executives come to campus each semester
to share their expertise in classes and with individual students.
In fact, students tell us the Advisory Board visit is a highlight
of the semester. In turn, our faculty benefits from their discussion
of communication trends that may impact our curriculum, our internship
program and the job market for our seniors. Additional program support
comes in the form of gifts and development efforts. For example,
the Advisory Board and other sources have raised more than a half-million
dollars in gifts and pledges to support the School of Communications.
We thank our Advisory Board members for their generous support of
our students and our program.
Bolden, editor emeritus of the Burlington (N.C.) Times-News,
where he served as executive editor.
Kelly Carlton, creative director, Intralink
Film Graphic Design, Los Angeles.
Joe Gleason, president for Americas
- Northeast, Manning Selvage & Lee public relations firm in Washington,
Ellen Hartman, president of worldwide public relations/communications
firm Weber Shandwick's offices in Atlanta.
Angel Hawthorne, director of development and original
programming for Turner South in Atlanta.
Jim Hefner, vice president and general
manager of WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C.
Howe, director and general manager of WUNC-TV, a system
including 11 analog and 11 digital public television stations.
Jacobsen, vice president for communications, National
Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.
I. Jimenez, vice
president of corporate communications and public affairs, Cox Enterprises
Kennedy, executive vice president and co-chief operating
officer for CSPAN, the public-affairs cable television network.
Mary Beth Marklein, higher education reporter, USA
Today, McLean, Va. Marklein has also been a Fulbright Fellow.
Reggie Murphy, Ph.D., director of research
services for the newspaper division of Gannett in McLean, Va. Previously
worked for TV research firm Frank N. Magid Associates.
Sunshine Overkamp, a chief executive of
Overkamp Overkamp-Smith. Previously vice president of the Council
on Foundations in Washington, and senior vice president of the United
Way of America.
Lee Rainie, director of The Pew Internet & American
Life Project, based in Washington, D.C. Previously managing editor
of U.S. News & World Report.
president and publisher of the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record,
owned by Landmark Communications.
Sill, executive editor and senior vice president
for The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.
Mary Straub, Elon
University Trustee and Elon graduate.
Vadini, founder and chief executive officer, TITAN
Technology Partners, Charlotte, N.C.
Warren, vice president of public affairs and community
relations for Walt Disney World Co., Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Jill Neff Watson, guest booking for
Cable News Network. Coordinates special CNN coverage of major news
Ken White, news director at Fox News
Charlotte. Previously a TV news director in Shreveport, La.
Wilson, chief operations officer, The Weather Channel
and TWC Interactive in Atlanta.
Woodlief, vice president, Media General Inc., and president
of its Publishing Division, based in Richmond, Va.