Alumni and Den of Distinction

Rhonda Shear and MassComm Leadership

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Den of Distinction

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication recognizes outstanding SMC alumni through its hall of fame, the School of Mass Communication 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 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

 

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

or

Sonya F. Duhé, Ph.D.
Chair, Loyola School of Mass Communication 
shuhe@loyno.edu

 

View past recipients 

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Congratulations to the 2018 Den of Distinction inductee:

RHONDA SHEAR, class of 1977

Here's Rhonda's story.

 

 

 

SMC alumNI AWARDS & SUCCESSES

SMC alumni were stars of the night at the 60th Annual Excellence in Journalism awards, presented by the Press Club of New Orleans.

The Clarion Herald, led by Loyola alum Peter Finney, Jr., won 10 awards at the Catholic Media Conference of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR: Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or more - Third Place 

BEST REPORTING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES: Care for God’s Creation - First Place

BEST NEWS WRITING ON A NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL EVENT: National Event, Diocesan Newspaper - Second Place  

BEST PERSONALITY PROFILE: Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or more - Second Place and Third Place 

BEST PHOTOGRAPH: Best General News Photo - Second Place  

BEST INVESTIGATIVE/ANALYSIS NEWS WRITING: Investigative News Writing, Diocesan Newspaper - Third Place 

BEST NEWS WRITING ON A NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL EVENT: National Event, Diocesan Newspaper - Honorable Mention

BEST NEWS WRITING ON A LOCAL OR REGIONAL EVENT: Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or more - Honorable Mention

BEST REPORTING ON VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD, RELIGIOUS LIFE OR DIACONATE: Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or more - Honorable Mention

 

Do you have awards and successes to share?  Email them to masscomm@loyno.edu. We'll share them here. Don't forget to include your class year and degree.

SMC alums work all over the world, including:

Adjust Advantage Capital Advocate Health Care
AFSC/Magellan Federal Allegiant Airlines American Red Cross
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Atlantic Records Avita Pharmacy
Biogen Blackbird Communications Bond Moroch
Bunim/Murray Productions City of New Orleans CNN
Community Impact The CW Network Deep Fried Advertising
Delta Airlines Deveney Communications Division D
ESPN Fresh Media FSC Interactive
Gambel Communications Haley Grand Designs Harry Tompson Center
House of Blues HSN IBM
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
Lucid Mavenly + Co. Maven Womenswear
Metis Communications Minneapolis Star Tribune ML Jordan
Momentum Worldwide MSNBC 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 ​​​​Telemundo
The Times-Picayune/nola.com TMP Worldwide TransLoc
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency United Way Utilisima/Fox Life
Viacom Washington Business Dynamics Washington Post
WBRZ WDSU Weber Shandwick
WLBT WLOX WNBC
WVUE WWL TV Zehnder
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