Aug 07, 2020
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Event will honor alumni of media, communications and journalism department

Ten alumni of the Fresno State media, communications and journalism department will be honored during the seventh MCJ Hall of Fame Induction and Scholarship Reception on Nov. 9 in the Speech Arts Building, Room 172.

The event is hosted by the MCJ Alumni & Friends Chapter and the department’s public relations cases and campaigns service-learning course. The event will also be a fundraiser for future MCJ student scholarships.

Brittany Sosa, a broadcast and public relations double major taking part in setting up the event, said her class has been working with the chapter and its instructor, Jan Edwards, to plan the event.

“We are all super excited to see what this event brings,” she said. “I hope everyone enjoys themselves. We want to make an everlasting impression on all who attend.”

There will be eight fellows and two Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored for their “significant contributions to media, communications, journalism, and society,” according to the chapter. The professionals were chosen based on their volunteer and community involvement.

MCJ Hall of Fame inductees include:

Joe Rosato Sr., former Fresno Bee reporter
Jim Tucker, professor emeritus of journalism at Fresno State

MCJ fellow honorees include:

Albert Cano, manager of local media research at Univision Communications
Michael Carr, news director at ABC30 KFSN Television
Chris Chiames, senior vice president for Corporate Communications at Sabre
Betsy Hays, public relations professor for the department of media, communications and journalism at Fresno State
Blair Looney, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Central California and Inland Empire counties
Paul McDougal, owner of Paul McDougal Marketing
Jane Quebe, founder and president of JP Marketing
Tom Uribes, Fresno State public information officer in University Communications

Thirty students from the department who have received scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year will also be recognized at the event.

Tickets to the reception are available at for $40 until Nov. 7. Tickets will be $50 at the door on the night of the event. For more information call 559-355-7602.

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