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Here are some of the latest news about Philip Merrill College of Journalism alumni. If you should like to share your latest news, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abby Brownback, MJ '10 married to Eric Teetsel on New Year's Eve
Abby Brownback, MJ '10 at her New Year's Eve wedding in Topeka, Kansas with Merrill classmates Alex Pyles, MJ '11 and Shannon Hoffman, MJ '11. Abby is an education reporter for The Gazette, a weekly newspaper in Prince George’s County (Md.).
Jenifer Gee '06 promoted to Editor of the Auburn Journal
Jenifer Gee '06 was recently selected to be the Editor of the Auburn Journal, a six-day-a-week newspaper in Auburn, California. Gee's promotion is a reflection of her inquisitive, community-minded, and accurate reporting of local news and featured stories during her nearly four years at the newspaper. Her coverage of the 49 Fire in Auburn was recognized with awards from the California Newspaper Publisher Association and the Suburban Newspapers of America, and in 2009 she was selected as Gold Country Media's employee of the year.
Ellyn J. Pollack, MA '84 elected to the PRSA College of Fellows
Ellyn J. Pollack, MA '84 was elected to The Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) prestigious College of Fellows. She will be inducted with the 2011 Fellows candidates at a ceremony on October 15, 2011.
Pollack is a health communications consultant and principal of Pollack Communications. She has worked for the National Institute of Health (NIH) for more than 18 years, serving for 11 of those years as Communications Director for the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health. With her election to the College of Fellows, she is being honored for the leadership, vision and strategy she provided to women's health and her health education campaigns, which are customized to reach people of multiple racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Nikki Adelman '11 starts internship with NYSE Euronext
Nikki Adelman '11 recently started a 10-week position as a Multimedia Operations intern for the Corporate Services division of NYSE Euronext. Adelman is in charge of controlling the 45 internal digital screens at the NYSE, and creates welcome packages for the clients who come in each day to ring the Opening and Closing Bells. Adelman also coordinates the content on each TV, creating unique content for the multiple events that take place each day. She is also in charge of maintaining the VIP Wall and scheduling the international video conference calls.
Rob Dohery ('79) rejoins Thomson Reuters as General Manager
Rob Doherty ’79 is rejoining Thomson Reuters as General Manager for five U.S. regional bureaus, including Washington, D.C. Since 2008, Rob has been a vice president with The Hatcher Group, a full-service communications and public policy firm working with nonprofit organizations. Rob was with Reuters as an editor and news executive from 1987 to 2008. He has also worked as a reporter and editor for United Press International and McGraw-Hill’s energy publications. Rob is also a popular adjunct professor at the Merrill College.