The School of Communication Advancement Board encourages and protects high quality, ethical, professional, and credible communication to further a prosperous, civil, and democratic society locally, nationally, and globally, through supporting and encouraging other’s support of the School’s undergraduate teaching, professional training (e.g. Lantern, internships), graduate education, and research mission.
Sandy graduated in 1965 with a B.A. in Journalism. She is CEO and President of Hermanoff Public Relations, and resides in Bingham, MI.
“My passion for journalism began at an early age, and my years at Ohio State have been invaluable in every step of my career. The Lantern is truly a Buckeye gem since 1881 – may time and change surely show a firm friendship for the School of Communication today and for many years to come.”
Ted graduated in 1971 with a B.A. in Journalism. Prior to retirement, he was President and CEO of John G. Shedd Aquarium. He resides in Lakeside, MI.
“My J-School experience provided me with the necessary support as I moved into the business and animal world. I owe my success to a fabulous professor, Dr. Walt Seifert who helped me with my career path. Most important I am a proud Buckeye!”
Patricia graduated in 1972 with a B.A. in Journalism. She is President of the Nobel Learning Communities. She resides in Wayne, PA.
“But for The Ohio State University Lantern I would not be the communicator I am today. My writing skills, ability to meet deadlines, and passion for accuracy contributed greatly to my leadership success.”
John graduated in 1979 with a B.A. in journalism. He is an author and retired attorney/partner at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP. He resides in New York, NY.
“The Lantern is the best possible training ground for any profession that involves writing, fact-gathering, and analysis of complex issues. I use the skills I learned at the Lantern every day. I am proud to be able to give back something to the School of Journalism in return for everything it has given me.”
Jay graduated in 1971 with a B.A. in Journalism. Prior to retirement, he was President of Cox Newspapers, Inc. He resides in Atlanta, GA.
“The Lantern brought to life what I learned in the classroom from 1967-71. At a tender age I got lessons that served me well for a career in newspapers. The joy I felt each time the Lantern published remained with me for four decades of newspapering. The values it instilled remain today.”
Kate graduated in 2002 with a B.A. in Communication. She is Director of Communications at DaVita, Inc. She resides in Denver, CO.
“Stories matter. As a communicator, it’s important to find a thread that binds a community. The Lantern brings a community – of students, alumni, a city – together through its stories.”
Jeffrey graduated in 1972 with a B.A. in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. He is President at Kamin & Associates, Inc. He resides in Atlanta, GA.
“Not living in Ohio and being far removed from daily activities at OSU, The Lantern has always helped me feel CONNECTED.”
Joy graduated in 1992 with a B.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. She is CEO at Savula Family Enterprise. She resides in Atlanta, GA.
“I have always been deeply proud of being an Alumni of The Ohio State University. As a student, I was an intern within the Sports Information Department, writing stories and highlights for various athletic teams that were featured in The Lantern. It was my first experience as a writer, and it gave me a strong foundation of learning as well as the confidence to continue writing throughout my career. I am excited to be a part of a group that supports The Ohio State University and its efforts to continue the tradition of giving the students a voice via The Lantern.”
Jocelyn graduated in 1972 with a degree in journalism. She is retied from Atlanta’s Channel 2 WBS-TV after more than 45 years of service as an anchor, reporter, producer, editor and director. Jocelyn was the first African American news anchor in the Atlanta market and has won numerous awards for her journalism.
“The Lantern helped me land my first job in television in the early 1970s. It was my portfolio and the only proof of performance that I was an established journalist, especially since there were no videotapes to show back then. I am grateful that first job led to a 46-year broadcast career and ultimately an induction into the Atlanta Press Club and Georgia Broadcasters Hall of Fame!”
Rich graduated in 1980 with a B.A. in Journalism. He currently is founder of Big Sprocket LLC, a marketing consultancy working with business-to-business technology companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. He resides in San Mateo, CA.
“My time at The Ohio State University and especially my experience working on The Lantern and learning from my classmates and School of Communication professors provided me an incredible foundation. Whether working as a newspaper reporter or marketing consultant, I use these fundamental skills every day. I want to ensure others enjoy an equally rich experience!”