Alumni Updates

Check out the latest accomplishments, awards and news from Journalism Department alumni.

Cindy Carcamo (Journalism, '01) was selected by the CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California to receive the 2017 Ruben Salazar Award for Excellence in Journalism for her Los Angeles Times story (co-written with Adam Perez), “Nearly 1 in 4 students at this L.A. high school migrated from Central America — many without their parents.” She was honored on Oct. 4 at the CCNMA conference at the annual Hispanicize LA event. Carcamo was also recognized by CCNMA as one of the top 45 influential Latina journalists in Los Angeles.

Jonathan Chodzko (Journalism, '15) has a new position as the Strategic Alliance and Partnership Specialist at Visit Anaheim, a leisure, travel and tourism agency.

Richard Gearhart (Journalism, '91) has a new position as evening news anchor at KSBY in San Luis Obispo. For 27 years, Gearhart had been a consistent face on KSBY’s morning show, “Daybreak.”

Mallory St. George (Journalism, '17) has a new position as a sales representative at Wine Warehouse in Richmond, California.

Taylor Blaire Mosher (Journalism, '17) has a new position at Cohen Communications, a marketing, advertising and public relations firm in Fresno.

Carly Rickards (Journalism, '14) has a new position as the assistant PR manager at Benefit Cosmetics in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Madison Salvati (Journalism, '17) has a new position as a multimedia specialist at Campaign for Heidi Harmon, Mayor of San Luis Obispo.

In Memoriam

Paul Mono (Journalism, '76), editorial artist for Mustang Daily in the mid 1970s, was killed in February. He was a frequent poster to the We Love Jim Hayes Facebook page and wasn't shy about offering his opinions on modern journalism. “I, like others, am heartsick at this tragic news,” wrote Mark Looker (1976) in sharing this with the Journalism Department. 



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