In this issue of Perspectives, we asked an alumna, staff member, faculty member, and current student to discuss how communication has changed with technology. Their responses are as varied and interesting as their backgrounds.
By Jann Holland Vice President, Marketing & Communications In the journalism field, among people who have had not only national, but also international impact, Drury boasts three women who have played leading roles. Recognized by their respective industries with numerous accolades including lifetime achievement awards, Mary Jane Pool, former editor of Vogue and editor-in-chief of House […]
Drury’s class of 1946 didn’t know they were graduating with an individual who later would be in touch with millions of readers in her jobs as executive editor of Vogue and editor-in-chief of House & Garden magazines. She has since received a number of honors, including the Edith Wharton Women of Achievement Award. In 2002, Drury awarded her an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.
By Jann HollandVice President, Marketing & CommunicationsIn 1952, just three years after graduation, Betty Cole Dukert’s passion for journalism and political science led her to answer an ad seeking a secretary for a National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) executive. That move later turned into a 41-year career where she would interact with Jack Kennedy, Fidel Castro, […]
A 2003 Breech Hall of Fame inductee, Carol Junge Loomis was a leading business writer for many decades. Her enormously successful career as a financial journalist included six decades as a staff member at Fortune. Starting as a writer for the Drury Mirror during her college years, she went on to receive four lifetime achievement awards, write about hedge funds when nobody knew what they were, and chronicle the amazing rise of a young investor named Warren Buffett.
Truth Seekers: About This Issue
When describing the role of the journalist, the American Press Institute refers to former publisher and president of The Tampa Tribune, Gil Thelen’s belief that a journalist is a “committed observer,” who, as a fellow citizen, creates a common understanding of a topic so that people can make informed judgments and decisions.
Drury University strives to educate the mind and spirit of students, so that they go on to serve their communities in meaningful ways. In this issue, we profile three Drury alumnae who committed their careers to providing informative, entertaining and compelling news to our country. Each embodies the mission and spirit of Drury, and we are proud to celebrate their accomplishments.