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October 28th, 2011

COM honors 2011 distinguished alumni

Film & Television

COM celebrates its 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award winners, honored Oct. 27 at a dinner and awards ceremony. Pictured are Thomas Fiedler, COM dean; Samantha Swinder (’02), publisher of the Tillamook (Ore.) Headlight-Herald; Erica Hill (’98), CBS News anchor; Travis Roy (’00), motivational speaker and founder of the Travis Roy Foundation; and Shauna Brook (’97), David […]


March 31st, 2011

Samantha Swindler (’02) wins award for courage

Journalism

Samantha Swindler (’02), the publisher and editor of the weekly Headlight Herald in Tillamook, Oregon, won the 2010 Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, integrity and tenacity in rural journalism after spearheading a look into the corruption of a local sheriff. The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of […]