Rick Taylor (Jour) and his wife, Patti Jordan Taylor (Engl), live in Olympia, Washington. After graduating from CU Boulder, he served 27 years in the U.S. Army as both a signal and public affairs officer. Later, he produced and wrote films, videos, and radio and TV stories before retiring to teach high school students. He then freelanced for regional and international boating magazines and wrote a column for the local paper. His first novel came out last fall.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

John Branch (MJour’96) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times. He is renowned for covering offbeat stories in the sporting world, from alligator hunting to wingsuit flying. He is the bestselling author of two books that have been featured multiple times in Best American Sports Writing and his most recent book will be released on June 1, 2021. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Posted May. 11, 2021

Megan Bundy (Advert'01) has worked in advertising for the last 20 years in the New York City area and is currently the senior vice president at FCB New York. She lives in Connecticut with her family and is a proud mother to two beautiful girls. She misses Boulder and hopes to visit for a football game soon!

Posted May. 11, 2021

Kristin Patturelli (Advert'98) has come full circle to land back in journalism after a 20-year career in digital media. Working in sales at Muck Rack, she resides in Westchester, New York, with her husband, 7-year-old daughter and rat terrier and chihuahua mix, Don Vito. After 15 years in New York, she spends her free time counting down the days until she returns to the West Coast.

Posted May. 11, 2021

Larry Duthie (Jour'71) retired in 2009 as publisher of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin after 40 years in community journalism. He and his wife, Rosalind (Edu'71), met at CU. Together they co-published a series of newspapers, beginning with purchase of the Silverton Standard & the Miner in Silverton in 1972. Duthie recently released Return to Saigon, a memoir dealing with his long association with Vietnam, beginning with high school in Saigon and his return as a naval aviator where he flew 137 combat missions.

Posted May. 11, 2021

Cindy (Cossid) Stern (Jour'79) recently celebrated 10 years with the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, where she serves as executive director. She spent the previous three decades at advertising and marketing agencies in Los Angeles and Chicago, including Frankel & Co./Arc Worldwide, J. Walter Thompson, Euro RSCG and Leo Burnett. During her career, she helped pair Starbucks and United Airlines and develop the USPS ReadyPost boxes. She lives in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

Posted May. 11, 2021

While working at IBM, Jennifer Hatfield (Advert) submitted many patent disclosures for the IBM Call for Code Embrace initiative, which seeks to support racial justice by calling on Congress for change. Jennifer writes that it was very rewarding to connect with others and use technology to make the world a better place.

Posted Mar. 4, 2021

Erich Schubert (Jour; MA’08) has been promoted to senior director of communications and content for the Denver Broncos. In his thirteenth season with the Broncos, Schubert’s role now involves overseeing both the day-to-day functions of the public relations department as well as managing the club’s digital and social teams. While working on his master’s at CU, Eric worked as a graduate assistant under associate athletic director and sports information director David Plati (Jour’82).

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

Attorney William Blackwell (Advert) of Zephyr Cove, Nevada, will be featured in the documentary Lust For Gold, A Race Against Time, in the October 2020 Arizona Film Festival. It follows a team of adventurers, including William, that are on a quest for gold in the mountains of Eastern Arizona. 

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

Aly Jamison (Comm) won a Stevie American Business Award for her work in the communications field. Aly currently works for the sales training company RAIN Group in San Diego as public relations director. She is also a San Diego Blood Bank “Gallon Donor.”

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

Bobby Gehlen (Jour) is a production assistant for ABC News in Washington, D.C. He writes for ABC’s digital team and field produces for Good Morning America and World News Tonight. In addition, Bobby produces for ABC News live, a streaming platform, covering politics and local stories in Washington.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Hayley Sanchez (Jour) is an afternoon and weekend general assignment reporter and producer with Colorado Public Radio. She joined CPR full time after completing a yearlong fellowship with the station. Before that, she was a digital producer with The Arizona Republic in Phoenix.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Following graduation, Nicole Seles (Comm, MediaSt) moved to New York City. After a stint at Karla Otto, a public relations agency, she accepted a position at Louis Vuitton, where she is on the celebrity and influencer relations team.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Jessica Farris (MJour) recently published, Once Upon a Word: An Etymology Dictionary for Kids (Rockridge Press, 2020). She has worked in media and publishing for several years and has served as a content strategist, online content director and editor of several magazines, including Adweek and Writer’s Digest.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Morgan (Tholen) Dannewitz (Comm) is a suite services coordinator for the Super Bowl LIV champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. She and her husband, Ryan (Psych’12), live in Overland Park, Kansas. After five years of NFL experience, Morgan now manages business relationships and contract assets. She spent most of her college years in CU’s Sports Information Office as a student assistant.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

In October 2019, Catherine Bogart (Jour) joined the New Jersey Devils organization as an associate producer and host. She contributes to the content team’s player interviews, community features and game coverage. Previously, Catherine worked for the Boston University men's ice hockey team as a rink-side and team reporter.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Christie Sounart Henry (Jour) is the senior associate editor of the Coloradan, CU Boulder’s alumni magazine. She has worked for the publication for more than 10 years. She and her husband, Levi Henry (Math), live in Westminster with their son and enjoy traveling whenever possible.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Ryley Thornton (Advert) recently moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, after seven years in New York where he attended Miami Ad School. After working for agencies like Young & Rubicam and mcgarrybowen, Ryley is now a senior brand strategist for Tombras.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Vignesh Ramachandran (Jour) is the senior editor for The Juggernaut. He has spent nearly the last decade in reporting, editing and production roles at various newsrooms, including ProPublica, NBC News Digital, Mashable, Peninsula Press (in partnership with KQED and SFGate), and the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab. He has also written for NPR, The Marshall Project, OZY and the Knight Foundation.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Taylor (Coughlin) Garner (Jour) recently moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her family after having a son in April. She most recently worked as a communication specialist for Nashville-based HCA, where she graduated from the Leadership Development Program in January. She plans to continue her work in communications in North Carolina.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

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