The College of Media, Communication and Information was established in 2015. The CMCI alumni community includes you, your classmates and all graduates of the Department of Communication and the former School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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After serving 15 years as chancellor, Pamela Shockley-Zalabak (PhDComm) retired from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus in February. She worked for UCCS for four decades and taught classes in the communication department while serving as chancellor.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Tim Coy (Advert) was awarded the Maurice Hendry Award for Journalistic Excellence in 2016 by the Cadillac & LaSalle Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to motorcar restoration and preservation. He has designed and proofread the organization’s international magazine, The Self-Starter, since 2004. He continues to operate Ad Type & Design Inc., a firm specializing in graphic design and publishing, founded in 1995. He previously worked in advertising and marketing for the Rocky Mountain News, the Denver Newspaper Agency and The Denver Post.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

KMGH Denver7 has hired Holly Gauntt (Jour) as its news director. A veteran newsroom leader with great insight on the Denver area, she worked the past two years as news director at KDVR/KWGN. At KDVR, Gauntt managed the news staff during a time of great news expansion. “Holly has an outstanding track record of leading newsrooms to award-winning success,” said Dean Littleton, general manager at KMGH.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

This November, Jim Gray (Jour) released his book, Talking to GOATs: The Moments You Remember and the Stories You Never Heard, in which he reflects on four decades of sports reporting from the perspective of one of the world’s most respected and skilled interviewers. Always a loyal Buff, he has planned a virtual book reading and discussion with students in CMCI’s sports media minor next semester.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

After graduation, Patti Sanford (Advert) worked in public relations for Petroleum Information in Denver and then for Cartier in New York. She later lived in Istanbul, Paris, Brussels and Toronto working as a freelance writer. For the past 15 years she has been a fine arts photographer and Broadway producer, including for Hadestown, which won eight Tony awards in 2019. She lives in Larchmont, New York, with her husband, Michael Roberts. They have two daughters.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Thom Kuhn (Jour) is president and CEO of Millstone Weber, a heavy civil construction company focused on the transportation industry, and PHL Inc., a charitable organization that provides free athletic facilities, equipment and long-term maintenance services to inner-city and underserved public school districts and community organizations. He and his wife, Dianne, have three sons and a daughter. Two of their sons work in sports radio. The Kuhns live in Wildwood, Missouri.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Following graduation, Patti Sanford (Advert'81) worked in public relations for Petroleum Information in Denver and then for Cartier in New York. She later lived in Istanbul, Paris, Brussels and Toronto, working as a freelance writer. For the past 15 years she has been a fine arts photographer and Broadway producer, including for Hadestown, which won eight Tony awards in 2019. She lives in Larchmont, New York, with her husband, Michael Roberts. They have two daughters.

Posted Aug. 3, 2020

Thom Kuhn (Jour'81) is president and CEO of Millstone Weber, a heavy civil construction company focused in the transportation industry, and PHL, Inc., a charitable organization that provides free athletic facilities, equipment and long-term maintenance services to inner-city and under-served public school districts and community organizations. He and Dianne have three sons and a daughter. Two of the sons work in sports radio. The Kuhns live in Wildwood, Missouri.

Posted Aug. 3, 2020

Linda Villarosa (Jour) runs the journalism program at The City College of New York in Harlem and is working on a book about race, health and inequity. She is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and her cover story, “Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life or Death Crisis,” was nominated for a 2019 National Magazine Award.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Rick Mullen (Jour) has lived in Malibu, California, since 1990 and was elected to the Malibu City Council in 2016. During the 2018 wildfires, he worked with media outlets and elected officials—including President Donald Trump—as the city’s mayor. Rick is a retired Marine Corps colonel with 30 years of active and reserve service and was a captain in the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He and his wife, Jenny Ball, have two children, Marshall and Tatiana.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Eugene Rosenquest (Jour) is an account representative for ADT Corporation in Volusia and Lake counties, Florida. He will be visiting Boulder this year for the first time since 1981.

Posted Oct. 30, 2018

Kathleen MacDonald (Comm) is the senior vice president of marketing at Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC. She is part of a three-generation CMCI family. Her mother, Helen Kiley Masterson (Jour’56), is a public relations and communications specialist and an active member and former president of the Denver Woman’s Press Club. Kathleen’s son, John Sauer (Jour’14), is a personal vacation advisor at Inspirato.

Posted Oct. 30, 2018

Michelle R. Houser (Jour) was named the chief operating officer of the Tesla Foundation, a think tank focused on workforce development and education related to autonomy and autonomous technology. She previously managed advanced transportation, aerospace, cybersecurity and clean tech economic development efforts at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation and worked as a political communications consultant in Southern California.

Posted Mar. 16, 2018

 

Eugene Rosenquest (Jour) is working as the account representative for the ADT Corporation in Volusia and Lake Counties, Florida. He will be visiting Boulder for the first time since 1981 this August.

Posted Mar. 16, 2018

Vaughn Morrison (Jour) joined The Associated Press in 2014 as head of U.S. video production. He started his career with 17 years at CNN and has managed several digital media startups, earning three news and documentary Emmys along the way. Vaughn lives in Kensington, Maryland, with his wife, Cathryn, and has two grown children and a granddaughter. Vaughn also lays down some crazy funk jams on his bass guitar.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Vaughn Morrison (Jour'82) joined the Associated Press in 2014 as head of U.S. video production. He started his career with 17 years at CNN and has managed several digital media startups, being awarded three news and documentary Emmys along the way. Vaughn lives in Kensington, Maryland, with his wife Cathryn and has two grown children plus a granddaughter. Vaughn also lays down some crazy funk jams on his electric bass guitar.

Posted Aug. 3, 2020

Neill Woelk (Jour) joined CUBuffs.com as its contributing editor in 2015 after three decades as a sports reporter, columnist and sports editor at the Daily Camera. He and his wife, Sue, live in Frederick.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Jenny Herring (Jour) works in institutional client relations at Wilshire Consulting. Based in Broomfield, she writes proposals for institutional investors including large pension plans, university endowments and corporations. Previously, Jenny spent much of her career providing public relations and marketing for financial services companies.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

David Plati (Jour), longtime CU Boulder associate athletic director/sports information director, was honored in January with the Football Writers Association of America’s Lifetime Achievement award. David, who has been with the athletic department at CU since he was a freshman in 1978 (and worked there full time since he graduated), will also be inducted into the national College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame in June. He has worked on the game-day statistics crew with the Denver Broncos for 39 seasons, is an official scorer for the Colorado Rockies and is on the game week PR staffs for the Rose Bowl and College Football Playoff championship game.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Marsha Piccone (Jour, Law’85) is a partner with Fox Rothschild LLP and was named a top appellate lawyer for 2018 by 5280 magazine. She and her husband, David, have two sons, one of whom is a freshman in the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

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