2013 Recipients

2013 Outstanding Alumni

Tom CulliganTom Culligan (BA '67 Advertising)Thomas Culligan is the Special Consultant to the President/CEO of The Washington Times.



Chris D'arienzoChris D'Arienzo (BA '94 Journalism)

Chris D'Arienzo wrote the five-time Tony Nominated Broadway musical "Rock Of Ages," which recently entered the Top 50 Longest Running Musicals of All Time, as well as the feature film adaptation starring Tom Cruise.

Patricia DornPatricia Dorn (BA '81 Audiology)

Patricia A. Dorn, PhD, a Michigan native, began a life-long interest in serving people with disabilities at an early age, when as a Kinawa Middle School student she volunteered at The Beekman Center in Lansing, MI. This interest eventually led to her becoming an audiologist and serving those with hearing impairment in a variety of clinical and research settings.

M.L. Elrick 2013 Alumni Awards winnerM.L. Elrick (BA '90 Journalism)

M.L. Elrick is a Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winning investigative reporter (and former Detroit Tigers beer man) who loves a good story.



Jeff Genthner

Jeff Genthner (BA '80 Telecommunication)

Jeff Genthner is the senior vice president and general manager of four Atlanta-based regional sports networks; FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth.

Anne Marie SchillerAnne Marie Schiller (BA '84 Advertising)

Anne Marie Schiller is a 25-year advertising and marketing professional with more than 15 years within the RAPP network.

2013 Rising Star Alumni

susin-chelsey-resizeChelsey Susin (BA '07 Advertising)

Chelsey started her advertising career in Detroit at Campbell-Ewald, leading strategy on major vehicle launches for Chevrolet and guiding the reinvention of the brand.

2013 Honorary Alumni

Beverly Hall BurnsBeverly Hall Burns (BA '67 English)

Beverly Hall Burns has more than 30 years' experience representing and advocating for employers, whether at the negotiating table, in hearings, in board rooms or community gatherings.

2013 WKAR Media Master

Don GonyeaDon Gonyea (BA '78 Telecommunication; BA '80 Advertising)

Although Don Gonyea is a NPR National Political Correspondent based in Washington, D.C., he spends much of his time traveling throughout the United States covering campaigns, elections, and the political climate throughout the country.

2013 Faculty Impact

Karl GudeKarl Gude (School of Journalism)

Karl Gude is the former Director of Information Graphics at Newsweek magazine and The Associated Press. After 10 years at Newsweek, Karl went on to spearhead the first information-graphics program at Michigan State University's School of Journalism.



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