Tag: alumni

Recipients Announced for Inaugural COM Dean’s Awards for Alumni Initiatives and Innovation

COM Dean Mariette DiChristina announced today the recipients of the inaugural COM Dean’s Awards for Alumni Initiatives and Innovation, recognizing exceptional and innovative individual staff or faculty activities and contributions to the mission of Boston University’s College of Communication. “COM staff and faculty do amazing work day in and day out,” said DiChristina. “Our first… Read More

Three COM alumni snag Pulitzer Prizes

Monday was a good day for three COM alumni, who took each home the most celebrated award in journalism — the Pulitzer prize. Jessica Rinaldi (’01) of the Boston Globe won the feature photography prize for “The Life and Times of Strider Wolf,” a kindergartner born to poverty in rural Maine and nearly beaten to… Read More

BU alum takes first at L.A. Redstone Film Festival

Krista Vernoff’s (CFA’93) film, “Stars,” took first place in the alumni short film category at the L.A. Redstones April 7. The film features woman who, haunted by the traumas of her own childhood, makes a powerful decision regarding her daughter. Vernoff’s other projects include Grey’s Anatomy (Executive producer, Co-Executive producer, Supervising Producer), Charmed (Co-Producer, Producer), Shameless (Co-Executive… Read More

Couples who found love at BU

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, BU Today reached out to some of the Terrier married couples who met while studying at BU or after they graduated. Three of those couples included COM alum, and were captured by photographer Cydney Scott to share their stories on how they first came together. When Jeff Burns (COM… Read More

Kristen Lombardi ’95, Center for Public Integrity

What has your career/education path been like since graduating? I worked for a small community newspaper chain immediately after I graduated from the master’s program at BU’s College of Communication, in 1995, learning how to develop sources and cover government basics in the suburbs of Boston. From there, I worked for many years at the… Read More

COM Alum Stars in Latest “Real Housewives” Series

When The Real Housewives of Orange County debuted in 2006, it became an instant hit for parent network Bravo, with its cast of affluent, attractive women engaging in diva-like behavior. The show just finished its 10th season with an average 2.7 million viewers, its success inspiring a series of spin-offs set in Atlanta, New York… Read More

Jen Rodstrom ’02, Temkin Group

What has your career/education path been like since graduating? I have built a successful career over the past 10+ years as a customer experience practitioner and market research professional. My areas of expertise include customer insight, voice of the customer, text analytics, and all facets of market research. After graduating from COM, I worked for… Read More

Film and Television alum Henry Hughes wins Oscar nomination

COM alum Henry Hughes (’06) scored an Oscar nomination for his short film, “Day One,” which follows the story of an Afghan-American woman who joins the U.S. military as an interpreter and is sent to Afghanistan. On her first mission, she follows the troops as they hunt down a bomb-maker and must overcome the gender… Read More

Trio of alumnae among Hollywood’s Power 100

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 list highlights the entertainment industry’s top figures — the executives, reps, dealmakers, producers, showrunners and stars — who made an impact each year. The 2015 list, released Wednesday, features COM alumnae Nancy Dubuc ’91, Bonnie Arnold ’78, and Bonnie Hammer (COM’71, SED’75). Since her promotion to… Read More

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