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Den of Distinction

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication  seeks nominations for the school’s Den of Distinction.

This honor recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves nationally through a lifetime of accomplishments or by extraordinary achievement. Nominees, through those accomplishments and achievements, should be innovative leaders, set new standards of excellence and clearly serve as role models for Loyola’s students, alumni and our greater community.

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication’s Den of Distinction recognizes unparalleled achievement by alumni who stand out as the finest examples of their profession and also embody the ideals of a Jesuit education brought to life, including:

• pursuit of excellence

• development of personal potential

• critical thinking 

• effective communication

• commitment to service

• global perspective


Please share the reasons you believe a nominee meets the requirements and include as much biographical data as possible to help the selection committee in its deliberations. Send the information to:


John Deveney, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA 

Chair, Nominating Chair, SMC Den of Distinction


504-949-3999 ext. 201

Deadline is Jan. 10.  


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Congratulations to the 2017 Den of Distinction inductee:

Sandy Breland McNamara, class of 1984


SMC alums work all over the world, including:


Advantage Capital

Advocate Health Care

AFSC/Magellan Federal

Allegiant Airlines

American Red Cross

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Atlantic Records

Avita Pharmacy


Blackbird Communications

Bond Moroch

Bunim/Murray Productions

City of New Orleans


Community Impact

The CW Network

Deep Fried Advertising

Delta Airlines

Deveney Communications

Division D


Fresh Media

FSC Interactive

Gambel Communications

Haley Grand Designs

Harry Tompson Center

House of Blues



Icon International

Imaginal Marketing Group

Infinite Scale

Inside Washington Publishers

Jacob's Color Link Initiative

The Lens

Lin Digital - A Nexstar Digital Company

Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency

LSU Foundation


Mavenly + Co.

Maven Womenswear

Metis Communications

Minneapolis Star Tribune

ML Jordan

Momentum Worldwide


The New Orleans Advocate

New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau

NHS Global Events

One Acadiana

Open English

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute - PCORI

Peter A. Mayer

Port of Gulfport

Res Publica Group

Renaissance Publishing

Sheraton Metairie New Orleans Hotel

Skehan Communications

Southwest Airlines

The Spears Group

Special Olympics

Spectrum Science Communications

Strategic Giving, Ltd.

Tampa Bay Lightning


The Times-Picayune/

TMP Worldwide


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

United Way

Utilisima/Fox Life


Washington Business Dynamics

Washington Post



Weber Shandwick







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