FALL 2006
Jepson School News

From the Dean's Desk

Interim Dean J. Thomas Wren shares his reflections on life at Jepson.
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Panel Discussion and Portrait Unveiling to Honor Ruscio

The Jepson community will celebrate Kenneth Ruscio’s tenure as dean of the Jepson School and his new role as president of Washington and Lee University with a panel discussion of presidential leadership in higher education followed by a portrait unveiling on Monday, November 13.
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Two New Living-Learning Communities Focus on Leadership Studies

This year 20 freshman men and 17 freshman women are participating in two new living-learning programs that tie college residential life to the Jepson curriculum in an attempt to engage students in community outreach and activism.
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University of Richmond Begins Third Year of Leadership Education for Local School Administrators

University of Richmond’s Center for Leadership in Education, a partnership between the Jepson School and the School of Continuing Studies, will kick off a third year of providing leadership education to local school administrators.
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Faculty Spotlight

New Faculty Member Karen Zivi a Proponent of Service Learning

Political scientist Karen Zivi comes to Jepson with considerable service-learning experience and a belief that it can be a valuable educational tool.
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Student Spotlight

Nicole Harris, '07, Hopes Behind-the-Scenes Internships Will Lead to Job in the Spotlight

Nicole Harris, a leadership studies and rhetoric and communications double major, has relentlessly pursued internships with television stations in Baltimore and Richmond hoping to gain entry into the field of broadcast news following her graduation this May.
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Alumni News

Reconnect with Your Former Professors and Classmates at Upcoming Events

Whether you're seeking intellectual stimulation or social interaction, you'll find it at Jepson.
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Nominate Members of the Class of 1997 for Alumni Achievement Award


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Alumni Spotlight: The Newsmakers

Gregory Leader, '95, Broadcasts His Love of Football

Gregory Leader indulges his love of football as a producer of live radio broadcasts of some of the best college and NFL football games.
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From Belfast to Havana to Chicago to Washington, Patrick Rucker, '96, Brings Home the News

Although as a college student Patrick Rucker never considered journalism as a career, he discovered his love of writing when he moved to Northern Ireland following graduation and now works as a reporter for Reuters, the world's largest international multimedia news agency.
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Tara Messmore, '97, Runs the Show at Network and Cable Television Studios

Tara Messmore, a freelance stage manager for network and cable television studios, interacts regularly with world leaders and celebrities during the fast-paced production of series, special programs and news broadcasts for  television.
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Alison Kulach, '99, Witnesses Latin American Financial News in the Making

Alison Kulach witnesses news in the making when she facilitates meetings on international investment and finance between some of Latin America's top leaders in her role as director of conferences and special events for LatinFinance magazine.
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Kathryn Tunis, '02, Monitored Programming, Advertising at ABC

Sometimes Kathryn Tunis had to make split-second decisions when editing the content of live ABC broadcasts for compliance with industry standards of decency. Failure to comply to standards could have resulted in a public outcry and oppressive fines.
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Julee Wilson, '04, Revels in the Excitement, Glamour of Fashion Journalism

Julee Wilson realized her dream of working in fashion journalism when she became a fashion assistant for Real Simple magazine in New York City. She now spends her days immersed in and writing about the latest fashion trends and aspires to work her way up to the position of fashion editor.
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If you have questions or comments or would like to share your news, contact newsletter editor Cassie King at cking@richmond.edu.