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SJMC Monday Memo | June 25, 2018

Monday, June 25th, 2018

SJMC alum places 4th in national championships

Reed Fischer, JO’17, finished fourth last week in the 10,000 meter run at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, held at Drake Stadium. Reed, a public relations graduate, also appeared with his teammates in a live podcast from Fitness Sports in West Des Moines. He is marketing and communications manager at Colorado Mountain Club and runs with Tinman Elite running team of Boulder. (Photo by Doug Wells, JO’76)

Master’s students present work to client

The graduate students in the Master of Communication Leadership “capstone” class last week presented their work to the class client, Best Buddies of Iowa. Best Buddies is an organization that serves children and young adults with developmental disabilities, including pairing them with high school and college-age peer “buddies.” The MCL students have worked with Best Buddies over several classes to conduct research into and a strategic analysis of the organization, and suggest creative solutions to issues of visibility, managing volunteers and fundraising.

This was the last on-campus class for the SJMC master’s program, which earlier this year transitioned to an online Master of Arts in Communication with specialized tracks in Communication Leadership, Brand Communication, and Public Affairs and Advocacy.

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