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Achievements

Award winning television executive producer, Victor J. Montilla, A'98 is the president of the Puerto Rico Corporation of Public Broadcasting.

Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald '91 is the chair of the department of Linguistics & TESOL at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Chauntis T. Jenkins, A'95, was a recipient of the 2008 CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award.  CityBusiness recognized approximately 50 lawyers for their community and legal contributions.

Samuel Burgess '98 coauthored two grant applications to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both of the grants have been funded. The grants, totaling more than 2 million dollars, will fund HIV prevention efforts in Louisiana communities disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.

Sandy Breland, A'83, was named vice president and general manager of WAFB Television in Baton Rouge. Breland, a former School of Mass Communication Visiting Committee member, worked formerly as an executive news director at KTVK-TV in Phoenix, Ariz.

Dr. Robert A. Thomas, interim director of the Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication, was given the Outstanding Citizen Diplomat Award from the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council on June 26 at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in the Riverwalk Marketplace.

The Loyola University 2008 PRSSA Bateman Team received first place in the National PRSSA Bateman Case Study Competition for its public relations campaign promoting Safe Kids Worldwide, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injury.

Boatner, a graduate student studying for her master's degree in communications and international marketing at Hawaii Pacific University, is the organization's first African-American female president as well as first national president to represent Hawaii.

Prof. Lisa Martin, '95, worked as a field producer in March on the cable network TNT movie, The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice.

Thirty-five Department of Political Science students were honored with inclusion on the Dean's List for Fall 2007. To be eligible for this distinction, students must have earned a 3.5 grade point average.

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