From receiving his bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism to being awarded four honorary doctorates, James Grunig, ’64, credits much of his success to his undergraduate adviser at Iowa State, the late Carl Hamilton.
Class: 2014, journalism and mass communication Then: The Iowa State Daily, KURE 88.5, SIR Magazine, ISUtv, Intern at 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis, Intern at ESPNLA 710, 247Sports Lead NFC North writer, and Digital Media Associate at ESPN Now: Associate Social Editor at ESPN As the commissioner of his family’s fantasy football league during his sophomore … Continue reading Dean Berhow-Goll ’14
Class: 1984, journalism and mass communication Then: WOI-TV news anchor and morning news producer; Pi Beta Phi sorority member; student alumni ambassador; Campus Chest marketing director; KPGY Radio DJ Now: president, Cox Media Group When Kim (Bredar) Guthrie studied journalism at Iowa State University, she dreamed big. “I wanted to be the next Joan Lunden … Continue reading Kim (Bredar) Guthrie ’84
Dan Davenport bikes through midtown Manhattan to get to work. A crush of creativity, passion and desperation, that ride rewards and tests Davenport every day. Not surprisingly, that’s an apt description of Davenport’s life. Davenport graduated from Greenlee in 1984, and worked at newspapers and the ISU alumni magazine VISIONS before landing a job at … Continue reading Dan Davenport ’84
Emily Elveru first thought about her dream career while sitting in her freshman dorm room in Willow Hall. Why not work for a parents’ magazine? She appreciated family and children dynamics, and had discovered a love for journalism. In fact, she took great satisfaction in school when assigned to discover and correct sentence errors. Because … Continue reading Emily Elveru ’13
An icy breeze cut through Scott Fountain and his family as they made their way down Welch Avenue. Fountain was showing his children the campus he attended 33 years ago, and the odds of it gaining their approval were slim. In their home state of Tennessee, it was around 80 degrees that day. In Iowa, … Continue reading Scott Fountain ’82
When she is not hunting moose or catching fish, Rashah McChesney is shooting photographs and reeling in stories for the Peninsula Clarion, a newspaper for Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. McChesney has not always lived in a community of only 6,000 people; in fact, she was born and raised in Houston and came to Iowa State to … Continue reading Rashah McChesney ’10
Leave it to late professor Barbara Mack to encourage yet another student to pursue a Greenlee major. When Amber Mulle first began at Iowa State, she was studying graphic design. After she realized it wasn’t for her, she decided to take some journalism classes, since she enjoyed writing. It wasn’t long before Mack’s influence helped … Continue reading Amber Mulle ’12