Grady College announces 2022 Alumni Award recipients
Grady College is proud to announce honorees for its annual alumni awards, recognizing alumni who have established a tradition of service and achievement in their careers. Alumni Award recipients will […]
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Three Grady College alumnae to receive 2020 Alumni Awards
The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will honor three outstanding alumnae with its 2020 awards. Lindsey Cook (ABJ ’14), recipient of the John E. Drewry Young Alumni Award, […]
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2019 Grady College Fellowship class, Sanford Circle honoree announced
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is pleased to announce its 2019 Fellowship class: Connie Ledoux Book (PhD ’93), Richard Griffiths, Dean Krugman, Carole Munroe […]
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Honorees at Grady Salutes 2018 included Alumni Award winners Polina Marinova, Ashley Huston and Jisu Huh, and Grady Fellowship honorees Melita Easters, David Hazinski, Lisa Ryan Howard, Cully Clark and Lee Thomas. Sally Yates accepted her award in absentia, and Barry Hollander was inducted into the Sanford Circle.
Grady Salutes highlights the Grady family
In an evening filled with pride and celebration, there was also time to reflect on individuals who leave a lasting impact on Grady College, it students and alumni. Grady Salutes: […]
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Five Fellows, plus the John Holliman Jr. Award Winner, will be inducted into the Grady College Fellowship April 27, 2018.
2018 Grady College Fellowship class announced
Dean Charles Davis and Grady College are pleased to announce the 2018 class of Grady College Fellows: E. Culpepper “Cully” Clark, Melita Easters (ABJ ’76), David Hazinski, Lisa Ryan Howard […]
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The 2017 Alumni Award winners include Jane B. Singer, Bonnie Arnold, Jason Kreher and Brooke Beach.
UGA Grady College announces recipients of 2017 Alumni Awards
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is pleased to honor four outstanding graduates with its 2017 Alumni Awards. Bonnie Arnold (ABJ’ 77) receives the John […]
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Grady College announces 2022 class of Fellows
Grady College proudly announces the newest class of Grady Fellows, a recognition honoring friends of the college whose accomplishments, friendship and service to the industries they serve have made a […]
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2020 Grady Fellowship Inductees
Grady College proudly announces the newest class of Grady Fellows, a recognition honoring friends of the college whose accomplishments, friendship and service to the industries they serve have made a […]
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Grady College announces 2019 Alumni Award Winners
Grady College is honored to congratulate the following alumni on winning the 2019 Alumni Awards, which will be presented at Grady Salutes: A Celebration of Achievement, Commitment and Leadership on […]
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Sally Yates, Ashley Huston, Polina Marinova and Jisu Huh will be recognized as Alumni Award winners at Grady Salutes on April 27, 2018.
UGA Grady College announces recipients of 2018 Alumni Awards; Sanford Circle honoree
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is pleased to honor four outstanding graduates with its 2018 Alumni Awards, and a beloved Grady College professor who […]
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The 2017 Fellows
2017 Fellowship Class Announced
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is pleased to announce its 2017 Fellowship class. Established in 2008, the Grady College Fellowship honors friends of the […]
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Susan Goodenow, executive vice president of marketing & communications for the Chicago Bulls, was inducted into the 2022 Grady Fellowship class on April 29, 2022. (Photos: courtesy of Susan Goodenow)

Susan Goodenow (ABJ ’90) — Fellowship Inductee

Susan Goodenow (ABJ ’90) is the executive vice president of marketing and communications for the Chicago Bulls, where she is responsible for developing and managing the team’s marketing efforts, directing and integrating all team content and communication and overseeing the team’s community engagement efforts.

Before joining the Bulls in 2012, Goodenow spent four years with the Boston Red Sox as the senior vice president of public affairs and marketing. She has also worked for Major League Baseball/Office of the Commissioner, the American Red Cross and public affairs firms in Washington, D.C.

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Reggie Hicks (ABJ ’80) — Fellowship Inductee

Reggie Hicks (ABJ ’80) has been a public media professional for over 35 years, having raised millions of dollars as a development professional and having produced the first African American national talk/news and information program on public radio.

Currently, he is the president and executive producer of Straight Street Media, Inc., where he is devoted to producing meaningful documentaries, podcasts, and digital storytelling that affect change in the lives of the underserved.

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Reggie Hicks, president of Straight Street Media, Inc., was inducted into the 2022 Grady Fellowship class on April 29, 2022. (Photos: courtesy of Reggie Hicks)
Bob Houghton, president of the Georgia Association Broadcasters, was inducted into the Grady Fellowship April 29, 2022. (Photo: courtesy of Bob Houghton)

Bob Houghton — Fellowship Inductee

Bob Houghton is the president of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters. He previously served as the general manager of Georgia Public Broadcasting and the general manager of WGST Radio, the Georgia News Network and the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Houghton is also a member of the Grady Advisory Board and the Grady Board of Trust. 

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Alan Massengale (ABJ '80) — Fellowship Inductee

Alan Massengale (ABJ ’80) was a well-known sports reporter best known for his award winning coverage of Southern California teams, including the Lakers, Angels, Dodgers and Clippers. In 1985, Massengale became an anchor for a new fledging network called ESPN. He was the first Sportscenter anchor to report live from the Masters, Indianapolis 500 and Boston Marathon.

In 1990, Massengale was lured to the nation’s first regional sports network, Prime Ticket. Among his duties, he hosted Press Box, a nightly 30-minute sports report and the first regional sports report of its kind.

In October 1996, Massengale joined Fox Sports Network as anchor for their new network.

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Alan Massengale, award-winning sports broadcaster, was inducted into the Grady College Fellowship on April 29, 2022. He died March 12, 2022. (Photos: provided by the Massengale family)
John E. Drewry Young Alumni Award recipient Julia Carpenter is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal (Photo: submitted).

Julia Carpenter (ABJ ’13) — John E. Drewry Young Alumni Award

Julia Carpenter (ABJ ’13) is currently a reporter at The Wall Street Journal. Carpenter previously worked at CNN and The Washington Post, and her byline has appeared in Glamour, Vogue, New York magazine and other publications.

Carpenter has received several awards for her reporting. In 2019, she was honored with the Excellence in Business Coverage Award from The Association of LGBTQ Journalists for her story “When Work Puts You Back in the Closet,” published in CNN Business. In 2020, she received a Front Page Award in the Personal Service category from the Newswomen’s Club of New York for her reporting in WSJ’s “The New Rules of Money” series.

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Julie Wolfe (ABJ ’03) — Mid-Career Award

Julie Wolfe (ABJ ’03) is news director at King 5 Media Group in Seattle. Stations where Wolfe has previously worked include WGRZ in Buffalo, New York, WXIA in Atlanta, and WHAS in Louisville, where she led the news team through award-winning coverage of the Breonna Taylor case and launched its Emmy-winning investigative unit, FOCUS.

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Julie Wolfe is the current news director at KING 5 Media Group in Seattle. (Photo: submitted)
Carolina Acosta-Alzuru was honored on April 29 with the the 2022 John Holliman, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo: Sarah Freeman)

Carolina Acosta-Alzuru (MA ’96, PhD ’99) — John Holliman, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award

Carolina Acosta-Alzuru (MA ’96, PhD ’99) is a professor of public relations at Grady College, where she teaches courses in public relations campaigns and cultural studies, among others. She is an internationally recognized scholar on telenovelas and has written several books on the subject.

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Pat Curtin (MA ’91, PhD ’96) — Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award

Pat Curtin (MA ’91, PhD ’96) is a professor and endowed chair of public relations at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Curtin has previously taught at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research encompasses cross-cultural public relations, public relations history and the development of critical/postmodern approaches to public relations theory.

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Patricia Curtin was honored on April 29 with the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award. (Photo: courtesy of Pat Curtin)