Distinguished Alumni Awards List


Cynthia Cordes, ’01, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
Cleveland O’Neal III, ’78, President & CEO for Correction III Entertainment Group
William J. Lautzenheiser, COM ’96, CAS ’96, MFA COM ’07, Boston University, Lecturer
William John Simmons, ’93, The Sports Guy


Mark D. Walton, (’76), Onyx Global Marketing Managing Director
Peter J. Souza (’76), White House Photographer
Jeremy C. Hobson (’04), Co-Host, Market Place Morning Report, American Public Media
Stephanie M. McMahon Levesque (’98), EVP, Creative Writing and Talent
Nancy J. Dubuc, (’91), President A&E Television Networks


Orlando Bagwell (’74,’77), Documentarian & Director of the Ford Foundation’s Just Films initiative
Andy Cohen (’90), Executive Vice President of Development & Talent, Bravo
Colleen McCreary (’95), Chief People Officer, Zynga
Jason Sarlanis (’05), Vice President, Original Programming & Programming Development, E! Entertainment


Shauna Dale Briggs Brook, (’97)
Erica Hill Yount, (’98)
Distinguished Young Alumni Award: Travis Matthew Roy, (’00)
Distinguished Young Alumni Award: Samantha Lea Swindler, (’02)


Al-Zain S. Al-Sabah, (’96), Chairman & Managing Director, Eagle Vision Media Group
Bonnie Arnold, (’78), Producer Dreamworks
Eric Fehrnstrom, (’84), Communications Advisor, Free and Strong America, Partner, Shawmut Group
Larry Hackett, (’83), Managing Editor, People Magazine
Sandra Anne Frazier, (’01)
Distinguished Young Alumni Award: Alana Feld Hackel, (’02), Executive Vice President, Feld Entertainment


Bonnie Hammer (’71), president, NBC Universal Cable
Scott R. Feldman, (CGS ’88, COM ’90), President & CEO, Two Twelve Management & Marketing
Arthur Worth “Bud” Collins, Jr. (’09), Boston Globe Columnist, ESPN Commentator
Franca Bertagnin (’90 ), Director, Edizione Holding SpA
Kevin Caliendo (’93), Managing Director, FrontPoint Partners, LLC
Maya Ezratti (’98), Director of Community & Public Affairs, GL Homes
Arthur Marciano (’51)


Jason Binn (’90), CEO, Niche Media Holdings
Brian Cohen (’78), chairman/CEO, GlobalComm Group
Richard Halperin (’76), deceased, formerly of Quellos Group
George Kliavkoff (’89), chief digital officer, NBCUniversal
Nancy Livingston (’69), retired advertising consultant
Andrea Taylor (’68), director of community affairs, Microsoft


George Schweitzer (’72), president, CBS Marketing Group
Barry Tatelman (’72), Jordan’s Furniture

2006 Pulitzer Prize Winners Event

Thomas E. Fiedler MS’71
Ethan Forman CAS’88, COM’93 MS
Daniel Goodrich ’75
Stan Grossfeld MS’80
Joseph Hallinan ’84
Karen Elliott House HON ’03 LHD
Kenneth Irby CGS’81, COM’83
Stephen Kurkjian CAS’66
Justin Lane ’95
Patricia Maldonado MS’91
Gerard O’Neill MS ’70
Sacha Pfeiffer MET’94
Michael Rezendes CAS’78
James Savage DGE’59, COM’61
William Sherman MS’69
Mark Thompson ’75
Helen Ubinas ’94
Don Van Natta, Jr. ’86
Joan Vennochi ’75
Susan Walsh ’87
Meredith Warren ’01
George Will HON’03 LTD


Kevin Merida (’79), associate editor, The Washington Post
Joseph Nocera (’74), Business Day columnist, The New York Times
Michael Williams (’79), co-founder and principal, SCOUT Productions


Heidi Berenson (’81 MS), president, Berenson Communications, Inc.
Gary Fleder (’85), film director
Tyler Hicks (’92), war photographer and New York Times staff photographer


Jeff Kline (’87), president, Brookline Productions
Gary Tuchman (’87), national correspondent, CNN


Richard Gladstein (CGS ’81, COM ’83), president, FilmColony Academy Award-nominated producer, The Cider House Rules
Renée Loth (’74), editor, editorial page, The Boston Globe
Helene Solomon (CGS ’72, COM ’74), president and CEO, Bishoff Solomon Communication


Jan Brandt (CGS ’70, COM ’72), vice chair & CMO, AOL Time Warner
Gerald Powers (’56), professor emeritus of public relations, Boston Universitys College of Communication
Bill O’Reilly (’75), anchor and host, The O’Reilly Factor, FOX News Channel


Brian Bedol (’80), president & CEO, Fusient Media Ventures. Former creator and co-founder, Classic Sports Network (now ESPN Classic Sports).
Charles “Chuck” Clemente (CGS ’60, COM ’62), retired EVP/COO, America Online/RCC
Walter Cryan (’56), retired, news anchor, WPRI-TV Channel 12, Providence, RI
Yunghi Kim (CGS ’82, COM ’84), photojournalist. Named Photographer of the Year in 1997 by the NPPA.
Thomas A. Ohanian (’81), vice president of product development, DMOD Inc. Former corporate fellow & chief editor, Avid Technology. Member of the Avid Technology team that received the Scientific & Engineering Academy Award for Editorial/ Pre-Production in 1994 and the Academy Award of Merit for Editorial/Pre-Production in 1998 for the concept, system design and engineering of the Avid Film Composer for motion picture editing.
Fonda Snyder (’85), senior vice president, Storyopolis
Don Van Natta, Jr. (’86), reporter, Washington Bureau, The New York Times. Pulitzer prize winner.
Michael S. Willner (’74), president and CEO, Insight Communications Company


Luis Ferré Rangel (’90), Director, El Nuevo Día
María Luisa Ferré-Rangel (’88) Grupo Ferré Rangel. Former co-editor, El Nuevo Día.
Heather Kahn (’89), national correspondent, Parenting TV. Former anchor/reporter, WCVB-TV Boston, MA.
Rick Minicucci (’73) chief technology officer, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Scott Rosenberg (’85), Screenwriter. Credits include Gone in Sixty Seconds, High Fidelity, Con Air, Beautiful Girls.
Joan Schneider (’72), president, Schneider & Associates
Linda Vester (’87), anchor, FOX News Live, FOX News Channel


Martin J. Doblmeier (’80), president and senior producer, Journey Films, Inc.
Bruce Feirstein (’75), Screenwriter/ Writer. Credits include Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche (book), The World Is Not Enough (motion picture).
Carl D. Folta (’80), senior vice president of corporate relations, Viacom, Inc.
Mary Ann Pires (’72), president and CEO, The Pires Group, Inc.
Jay Roewe (’79), vice president of production, HBO
Hugo Shong (’87, GRS ’92) senior vice president, International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) Also president, IDG Asia, and vice chairman/general partner of IDG Technology Venture Investment (IDGVC)


Roger Bridgeman (’77), president, Bridgeman Communications
Allison Davis (CGS ’73, COM ’75), vice president creative, Dunbar Productions/CBS KingWorld
Edward Linn (DGE ’48, COM ’50), former freelance sports writer and author. Credits include Hitter: The Life and Turmoils of Ted Williams, and Veeck As in Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck.
David Lubars (CGS ’78, COM ’80), co-president and executive creative director, Fallon Minneapolis
Les Schupak (CGS ’65, COM ’67,’71), managing partner, KCSA Public Relations Worldwide
Marcy Syms (’75), president and CEO, Syms Corporation
Ruth Vitale (’75), co-president, Paramount Classics


Alan Cohen (’78), former EVP, Marketing, Advertising & Promotion, ABC
Barry MacMichael (’70), Assistant Director, New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights
James Morakis (CGS ’54, COM ’56, ’61), Morakis Associates. Former manager, public affairs, Exxon Co. Int.
James Wyman (’51), retired vice president and executive editor, Providence Journal


Carol Cone (’78), CEO, Cone Communications, Inc.
Allan Folsom (’63), Author/ Screenwriter. Credits include The Day After Tomorrow (book), Hart to Hart (TV Series).
Margaret Lazarus (’72), Director, Cambridge Documentary Films. Credits include Defending Our Lives, Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Short.
Seth Werner (’76) former vice chair and executive creative director, Publicis Bloom
Debra Zeyen (’71), CEO, Women’s Sports Network. Former vice president of network development, CBS Television.


L. Carlisle Gustin (’67), Senior Counsel, Clarke & Company. Retired SVP, Boston Edison Company/ NSTAR.
Ted Harbert, (’77), president, NBC Studios
Raymond Kotcher (’79), president & CEO, Ketchum Worldwide
Peter Mehegan (’64), co-host, Chronicle, WCVB-TV Boston, MA
Diana Chapman Walsh (COM ’71, UNI ’83, HON ’94), president, Wellesley College


Betsy Dickinson Bates (’63), former assistant dean, Boston University College of Communication
Agostino Galluzzo (’69), management consultant. Also former trustee, Boston University and former president, Boston University Alumni.
Atsuko Takaya Iwaki (’77), manager of public relations, Amway Japan
Mark Thompson, (’75), correspondent, TIME magazine. Pulitzer Prize winner.


Brendan Gilbane (DGE ’50, COM ’52, GRS ’59, ’69), dean emeritus, Boston University College of General Studies
Joseph Hallinan (’84), reporter, Indianapolis Star. Pulitzer Prize winner.
Paul LaCamera (’66, MET ’74), president and general manager, WCVB-TV, Boston, MA
Joe Roth (’70), founder and president, Revolution Studios. Former chairman, The Walt Disney Studios.


Robert Ferrante (CGS ’55, COM ’57), executive producer, Public Radio International’s The World, WGBH Radio, Boston, MA. Former executive producer, Morning Edition, National Public Radio.
David Maynard (’85), former broadcast personality, WBZ Radio, Boston, MA
Brette Popper (’79), former president, Individual Investors Group
Dodge Morgan (’59), owner, Casco Bay Weekly. In 1985 he broke the world record for solo circumnavigation of the globe with his sloop American Promise.


Toby Goldberg (’61, ’62), former associate professor of communications, University of Wisconsin
Robert J. Lurtsema (DGE ’57, COM ’57), former host, Morning Pro Musica, WGBH Radio, Boston, MA
James Savage (DGE ’59, COM ’61), investigations editor, Miami Herald. Pulitzer Prize winner.
Cary Wolinsky (’69), photographer, Trillium Studios. Former contract photographer, National Geographic Magazine.
Robert Baram (’48, SED ’62), professor emeritus of journalism, Boston University College of Communication


Robert C. Bergenheim (’51)
Ronald Della Chiesa, (’59)
Joan H. Kampe, (’69)
Loretta McLaughlin, (’49)
William Shepard, (’49)
Donald Segall, (’56, ’57)
James Thistle, (’64)
Dorothy Williams, (’67)


Francine Achbar, ’67
Martin S. Bander, ’50
Robert E. Dallos, ’58
David Doubilet, ’70
Michael C. Jensen, MS ’61
Frank T. LeBart, MS ’49
Stephen M. Mindich, MS ’67
Dr. William F. Powers, ’68


Major General Lewis Curtis, (’55) commander, U.S.A.F. Air Logistics Center, Kelly AFB, Texas
John M. Day, (’42) former vice president for news and public affairs and news anchor, WHDH-TV and radio, Boston
Stan Grossfeld, (’80) associate editor and director of photography, Boston Globe
Nancy L. Lane, (’62) vice president/personnel and director, Ortho Diagnostic Systems, Raritan, NJ
John M. Langone, (’53) senior editor, Discover Magazine, New York
Joann Ellison Rodgers, (’62) deputy director/public affairs and director/media relations, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, MD
Lauren Shuler Donner, (’71) producer, Walt Disney Studios, Hollywood
William O. Wheatley, (’70) executive producer, NBC Nightly News, New York


Nael el-Assad, (’70) honorary consul to the government of Zaire and Middle East peace envoy, Washington D.C.
Herbert E. Hetu, (MS ’65) senior vice president, Carl Byoir & Associates, Washington D.C.
Janet Chusmir, (’49) publisher, Boulder Daily Camera, Boulder, CO
Bruce R. Marson, (’61) senior vice president/programming, Metromedia Producers, Hollywood
Arthur L. Sulzburgh, (MS ’60) vice president and national sales manager, ABC Radio Networks, New York
John Scali, (’42) senior correspondent, ABC News, Washington D.C., and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Yinne Wang, (MS’68) deputy chief of film, China Television, Taipei, China
Nicholas Gage, (’63) former investigative reporter, New York Times, author and film producer


Marian Christy (’65) syndicated columnist, Boston Globe, Boston, MA
Emanuel Goldberg (’42) veteran public relations counsel, practitioner and educator, Boston, MA
Joseph Headlee, (MS ’61) chief, Radio & Television Branch, N.A.S.A., Washington D.C.
J. Kenneth Kansas, (MS ’65) manager of communication programs, Exxon Corporation, New York
Carl Mydans, (’32/HON ’60) senior photographer, Time and LIFE, New York
Stephanie Shelton, (’60) reporter, WWOR-TV News, New York
Al Silverman, (’49) president and publisher, Book-of-the-Month Club, New York
Robert Squier (MS ’57) communications consultant and filmmaker, Washington D.C.


David Brickman, (’32) president and publisher, Malden Evening News, Medford Mercury and Melrose Evening News, Malden, MA
Terence M. Clarke, (’63) chariman and CEO, ClarkeGowardFitts Advertising and Clarke & Company Public Relations, Boston, MA
Edward M. Fouhy, (MS ’59) vice president and bureau chief, ABC News, Washington D.C.
Paula W. Gold, (’62) secretary of consumer affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Max R. Grossman, (’26) former professor and chairman, Department of Journalism, Boston University
Robert L. Healy, (’51) bureau chief and national political columnist, Boston Globe, Washington D.C.
Stephen A. Schlow, (’63) executive producer, Metromedia Producers, Hollywood
Paul H. Spiers, (MS ’49) division manager, public and employee communications, New England Telephone, Boston


Joyce H. Dopkeen, (’65) staff photographer, New York Times, New York
John Henning , (MS ’63) veteran broadcast journalist, WBZ-TV, Boston, MA
Phillip O. Keirstead (’60) professor of journalism, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee
Alfred R. Kelman (BS & MS ’58) independent filmmaker and television producer, New York
Gordon Manning (’41) vice president/news planning, NBC News, New York
Hugh Mulligan MS (’51) senior correspondent, Associated Press, New York
Laurence S. Sewell, Jr (’52) International public relations consultant, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Richard J. Underwood (’57) executive vice president for public affairs, Commercial Union Companies, Boston


George Beebe (’32) former associate publisher and managing editor, Miami Herald
Jean Firstenberg (’58) executive director, American Film Institute, Los Angeles
William I. Greener (’67) vice president of corporate relations, G.D. Searle Co., Chicago
Dr. John Michael Kittros (’52) professor of communication, Temple University, Philadelphia
Ida M. Lewis (’56) publisher, Encore America and World Wide News, New York
William E. Lord (’59) vice president/executive producer, Nightline, ABC News, New York
Gene Pell (’63) Director, Voice of America, Washington D.C.
George A. Speers (’55) former chairman, Northeastern University Dept. of Journalism, Boston