by Robert Stewart, Director; Professor
This summer we’re conducting our first refresher course for alumni, organized by our Society of Alumni and Friends.
Here’s the registration page. Check out the photos and bios below of our SAF officers, and don’t be afraid to make use of their email addresses.
I’ve included them for a reason. Current students, email the alumni with your questions. Alumni, if you are interested in getting involved with SAF activities, email one of the board members. Or connect through Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn. You’re all part of the ecosystem called the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Don’t be shy.
BSJ ’04 – Carr Van Anda: Public Relations/Advertising
Stephanie Pavol became president of the Scripps Society of Alumni & Friends this year after serving as the board’s co-chair of the Scripps Senior Saturday event for the past two years. She is a 2004 graduate with a Carr Van Anda major (she did a mixture of public relations and advertising). Stephanie is passionate about helping Bobcats, especially those from the journalism school. She wanted to get involved with the society after attending the Senior Saturday event in 2004 and learning a great deal from the alumni ahead of her.
Stephanie is an account executive with Lesic & Camper Communications, a public affairs based PR agency with offices in Columbus and Cleveland. In her role, Stephanie provides expertise in media relations, social media strategy, advocacy support, grassroots development, event planning, writing, research and design.
BSJ ’96 – News Writing and Editing
Director/Special Sections, MCT Campus & Syndication
Wendy Zang is Director of Special Sections at McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. Her department of editors and designers produce paginated pages and niche story/visuals packages for use in newspapers and websites world wide, as well as MCT Campus, a wire service for student newspapers and yearbooks. Before taking on the director role in 2008, Zang was assistant managing editor of Special Sections, and also had served as lifestyle/food editor and assistant news editor. Before joining MCT (then Knight Ridder/Tribune) in 2001, Zang worked at the Reading (Pa.) Eagle, where she held positions as a designer, reporter and section editor. She is a 1996 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
BSJ ’06 – Public Relations
Community Marketing Manager Events
A 2006 Ohio University graduate from the Scripps School of Journalism, Chelsea graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism majoring in Public Relations. She is a member of PRSA, serving on the PRSA Student Liaison Committee for the Central Ohio Chapter. Chelsea also sits on the Ohio University Scripps Alumni and Friends Board where she assists in helping connect students to alumni.
Prior to her current position at Bob Evans, which she obtained in March 2008, Chelsea was the Marketing Manger at Real Living HER in Columbus, Ohio and before that was an assistant publicist with MRC in Beverly Hills, California.
Chelsea was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
BSJ ’96 – Magazine
Mike graduated from Scripps in 1996 under the Magazine sequence. His first job was at the Ironton Tribune, covering virtually all the beats available. He moved from there to Hilton Head Island at the Packet, then to Wilmington, N.C. to cover city hall at the Star-News. From there he went on to cover city hall at The State in Columbia, S.C. and then up north to Detroit at the AP. He began covering the auto industry at the Ann Arbor News and left for Bloomberg News in 2006. He joined the Wall Street Journal in April of 2010 covering the Asian automakers.
|Jill Stoffregen Eichhorn|
BSJ ’95 – Broadcast News
Senior Saturday Co-Chair
Freelance Reporter, FOX 19 Cincinnati
Jill (Stoffregen) Eichhorn (BSJ ’95 Broadcast News) will be the Senior Saturday co-chair. Jill was a reporter for FOX 19 in Cincinnati for several years before leaving to be a stay-at-home mom. She later started JSE Communications, a public relations company specializing in consulting for medical groups. In addition to her company, Jill continues to freelance as a reporter for FOX 19. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two children.
BSJ ’95 – Magazine
Senior Saturday Co-Chair
Deputy Managing Editor and Copy Chief
Larimore is the deputy managing editor for Slate (slate.com), where she’s worked since 2003, starting as a copy editor. As DME, she coordinates Slate’s daily and weekly editorial schedule (making sure they don’t have eight articles one day and 25 the next) and works to make sure that hit traffic goals on departments that carry dedicated advertising. She also oversees the copy desk, helps coordinate special editorial projects and, in her spare time, works on some non-advertising revenue projects. She blogs a little, as well. She’s been working online since 1999, when she was at NBA.com. Before that, she worked as a sports writer for the Wooster Daily Record and the Fort Way Journal Gazette, and as a copy editor for the Seattle Times.
BSJ ’00 – Advertising
Associate Media Director
As Associate Media Director at Fahlgren, Chrystie is responsible for leading the strategic development of all Fahlgren media recommendations. She also manages client media programs from research and maintenance to planning, buying and post-analysis/analytics. Chrystie’s creative approach for understanding and connecting with audiences comes from her deep passion for research and results. Her creativity and drive have inspired unique client initiatives using a multitude of media vehicles; including Internet, television, radio, print, out-of-home and emerging media. She has become Fahlgren’s resident expert in online media and has translated that knowledge and enthusiasm into developing results-driven programs for many clients.
Chrystie’s client experience includes American Cancer Society, Kent State University, Gatlinburg CVB, VISIT FLORIDA, Panama City Beach CVB, Cooper Tires, Balloon Time, Ansell and The Ohio State University Medical Center, among others. Chrystie is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and has ten years of media experience at several agencies in Columbus.
BSJ ’06 – Broadcast News
Lindsay Grome is a 2006 Broadcast Journalism graduate from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and has served on the Scripps Society of Alumni & Friends’ board in various roles since graduation. For 2010, she will serve as the Newsletter Editor.
Lindsay brings in-depth broadcast expertise to the table with extensive experience first as a student reporter, producer and anchor at WOUB and most recently as a reporter in the Chicagoland market at WYIN Lakeshore Public Television and Radio. At Lakeshore Public Television, located in Merrillville, IN, just outside Chicago, Lindsay served as the senior news reporter, began the region’s only “Here’s to your Health” weekly health report and served as Indiana’s only female one-man band statehouse news reporter where she gained exclusive one-on-one interviews with both legislators and the Governor. She was promoted to Assignment Manager where she served as the interim News Director, trained and supervised reporters, photographers and interns and set-up, assigned and produced the day’s news as well as hosted a weekly public affairs show. Lindsay left Lakeshore Public Television in August 2010 to pursue other media opportunities in Minneapolis where she currently resides. In addition to being a board member for the SAF, she is in the process of establishing the Twin Cities’ first Ohio University Alumni Chapter.
BSJ ’03 – Magazine Journalism
Publications & Graphics Manager
Sharon Metzung is the Publications & Graphics Manager at Lake Metroparks. She is responsible for producing all printed materials, editing, copywriting, print buying, graphic design, content development and organizational branding.
Sharon is a 2003 honors graduate of Scripps and serves as Scholarship Chair of the school’s Society of Alumni & Friends. During her time at OU, Sharon served as the president of the National Outstanding Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) and was awarded the National Rising Star Award in 2003. She also co-created the Endeavors newsletter, which was named National Outstanding Newsletter in 2002. Sharon was also a member of Society of Professional Journalists, Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key International Honour Society and many other student groups.
Over the past few years, Sharon has received six Apex awards and numerous marketing/communications awards from organizations across Ohio. She has also served as a judge for the American Business Awards and the International Business Awards.
Sharon is a member of the Ohio Parks & Recreation Association and is on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Ohio Regional Parks Conference.
BSJ ’10 – Online Journalism
Recent Graduate and Student Engagement Chair
Ryan Lytle became the recent grad/engagement chair for the Scripps Society of Alumni & Friends after graduating from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism this past June with a degree in Online Journalism. During his time at Ohio University, Ryan worked for a number of organizations including SpeakeasyMag.com, The Post and WOUB, and completed internships with The Cincinnati Enquirer, Washington Post Digital and The TODAY Show. Ryan was selected by the Scripps faculty with the Outstanding Senior in Online Journalism award and graduated with honors.
Most recently, Ryan competed in the MTV Twitter Jockey competition where he was one of 20 candidates selected after a national search. He went on to finish fourth in the live finale which took place on MTV. Ryan looks forward to helping new and prospective students find their way in the world of journalism and hopes his journey can help or inspire others.