Award winning television executive producer, Victor J. Montilla, A'98 is the president of the Puerto Rico Corporation of Public Broadcasting.
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.
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.
Oliver Bonke '87 was named the senior vice president, sales and marketing for the Europe, Africa and Middle East Division. He leads the sales and marketing for the organization.
Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald '91 is the chair of the department of Linguistics & TESOL at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Eli oversees all sports-related programming and operations for the network. In addition, he is responsible for leading the strategic domestic growth and integration of the department's emerging platforms, while securing new and innovative ways to evolve the Telemundo Sports brand.
Sean C. O'Keefe '77 was named GE's new vice president, Washington Operations for GE Aviation, a business within GE Infrastructure. Prior to joining GE, he was the chancellor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La.
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.