Alumni & Friends

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s alumni represent a wide range of media and strategic communication interests. These outstanding individuals have forged trailblazing paths to success in the professional world, and they bring their rich knowledge and experience back to the School through visits, lectures and other donations of time and resources.

Of course, that exchange of knowledge works both ways, and at SJMC the doors are always open to alumni! From résumé consultation to news and events posted on the School’s website, alumni are encouraged to maintain their connections to one another, to up-and-coming graduates and to the faculty and staff who nurtured their education.

Friends of the School

The School also proudly calls many generous individuals friends and supporters. These men and women are interested in both furthering the education of young journalists and supporting the faculty and graduate-level research that sets our institution apart from other journalism schools. The importance of their contributions to the intellectual life of the School cannot be overlooked.

Get Involved

Alumni and friends have many opportunities to get involved in the life of the J-School and the future of our students.

We welcome alumni who are willing to serve as student contacts and career-related mentors for current undergraduate and graduate students who seek internships or career guidance. Friends of the school also may wish to share their expertise by talking to student groups, giving a class lecture, or sharing their ideas with the SJMC’s faculty, staff and students.

If you would like to make a more significant time commitment, the School of Journalism’s Board of Visitors offers an opportunity to use your expertise in shaping the School’s present and future.

Finally, tax-deductible gifts and donations play a vital role in current projects, scholarships and technology. The generous contributions of alumni and friends have given students the opportunity to finance their educations through scholarships and awards, have offered insight into the media, and have played a vital role in the school’s future.