Annie Griffiths, a 1976 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is a well-known pioneer who has photographed nearly 150 countries in her career. She was one of the first female photographers for National Geographic. In 2008 she published "A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel," a photo memoir. Griffiths has been chosen to recieve the SJMC Alumni Society Board's Award for Excellence. Learn more
Back row, L to R: Wayne A. Pederson, Ronald "Ron" J. Leaf, Linda R. Finley, Dr. Lance R. Wilson, Hon. William J. Garvelink, Michael J. Phillips, James "Jim" W. Burke, Jr., William "Billy" J. Golfus, Priscilla Williams, Wendy Williams Blackshaw
Front row, L to R: Robert "Bob" E. Engstrom, Dr. Joe W. Trotter, Judith McCartin Scheide, John Risdall, Gail E. Marks-Jarvis, Roberta J. Berner, Marianna Muellerleile, Kimberly "Kim" L. Olson
Not pictured, Eileen M. Lach and Raymond J. Tarleton
The CLA Alumni of Notable Achievement (ANA) program was created in 1994 as part of CLA's 125th anniversary to celebrate and honor the significant achievements and contributions of college alumni. All ANA honorees have been nominated by CLA alumni, faculty, and staff.
Of the College's 120,000 living graduates, approximately 1,300 have been selected as recipients. By honoring its alumni, CLA recognizes and celebrates not only their singular accomplishments but also the collective depth and breadth of their interests, talents, career paths and achievements in all sectors of society.
See a list of all CLA Alumni of Notable Achievment.
On March 28, 2013, the College honored 17 alumni who have made remarkable contributions or attained significant achievements in their fields. Continue reading…
As a graduate student in political science at the University of Minnesota, Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg studied obstacles to African women's access to decision-making positions in public life. She now works as a scholar and an activist in the United States and Kenya. Continue reading…
Scott Litman spends his days on the cutting edge of digital marketing and promotion, creating social media systems and web search optimization.
Litman speaks about his non-profit venture, the Minnesota Military Appreciation Fund, which raises money for troops returning from overseas. Continue reading…
Psychology alumna Jane Ramseyer Miller was living in the Twin Cities and working as a musician for 20 years when she made the decision to attend the U of M School of Music. Miller now uses her CLA education to eliminate bullying. Continue reading…
Across the media landscape, Universtiy of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication graduates are finding jobs in what was once considered the most unlikeliest of places. Continue reading…
For information on alumni activities, contact:
CLA Development & Alumni Relations
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101 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455