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2006 Journalism

Michael V. Pettigano

earned the 2023 Associated Press Sports Editors contest Excellence in Video honor for "The Athlete of the Week Story" at NorthJersey.com and The Bergen Record. This is his second consecutive APSE Excellence in Video honor.



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2004 Journalism

Emily Mahler (Evans)

was recognized as one of America's Best Lawyers in the Employment Law - Management category for 2024.


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2003 Advertising/Public Relations

Jerry Hoak

has been named chief creative officer at The Martin Agency.

Hoak joined Martin in 2016 as senior vice president, group creative director, working across multiple accounts and on new business.

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2016 Journalism

Ryan Stevens

, the director of public relations for the Indiana Fever, was named the first-ever winner of the PBWA's Val Ackerman Award, which honors an WNBA media-relations official who best exemplifies the standards of professionalism and excellence.

Stevens is always quick to respond to questions from media members, proactive in finding ways to provide access and collaborate, and friendly and professional at all times with members. As the Fever have continued to improve, Stevens has made it easy to cover their rise.

"I am incredibly honored to receive the inaugural Val Ackerman Award from the Professional Basketball Writers Association," Stevens said. "This recognition is a testament to the collective effort and support from the Indiana Fever staff and players, all of whom I am grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside. Thank you to the PBWA members for the continuous efforts to increase women's basketball coverage and amplify our organization's stories and experiences."

The award was one of three created recently to honor WNBA figures who go above and beyond to work wiht the media who cover the league.

The PBWA, formed in 1973, is composed of more than 200 professional writers and editors who cover the NBA and WNBA on a regular basis for newspapers, online outlets and magazines.

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1999 Journalism

Laurie Alicia Roth

was re-appointed to the executive committee on f the Monmouth County Joint Insurance Fund.

This is her 15th year serving of service. Her specialities are workplace safety, workers compensation and liability claims.

1999 Broadcast Journalism

Laurie Alicia Roth

has been recognized by Rutgers University and the New Jersey Civil Service Commission for her completion of the Certified Public Manager Program.

The State of New Jersey Certified Public Manager Program® (CPM) is nationally accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. New Jersey has provided the CPM program to public sector managers, supervisors, and administrators since 1984.

Roth serves as administrator/municipal clerk for Allentown Borough.

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2015 Broadcast Journalism

Gabby Richards

is the director of Federal Advocacy Communications for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Based in Washington, DC, Richards works to amplify the importance of protecting reproductive health care and rights from the halls of Congress to the campaign trail. She has played an integral role in helping to shape the conversation on reproductive health following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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1986 Film Production

Andrew Kevin Walker

wrote "The Killer," currently playing in Top Ten worldwide on Netflix.

More about Walker and his award-winning work may be found on his website: andrewkevinwalker.com

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1997 Broadcast/Cable

Kenon Lee

recently marked 23 years of working for NBC News.

He's a technical associate for shows such as "Early Today," "MSNBC Daytime" and multiple daytime programming projects.

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1994 Journalism

Amy Zurzola Quinn

is director of public information for the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

2004 Advertising/Public Relations

Kyle Wintersteen

has been named editor of Delta Waterfowl’s award-winning membership publication.

\Wintersteen, who has nearly 20 years of experience writing and editing outdoors content, has served as Delta Waterfowl’s managing editor since March 2015. With the promotion, Wintersteen will be responsible for producing and guiding the editorial content of Delta’s flagship magazine. Delta Waterfowl Magazine is published five times annually as an exclusive membership benefit of The Duck Hunters Organization.

A native of central Pennsylvania, Wintersteen grew up hunting ducks along the north branch of the Susquehanna River. When he isn’t hunting ducks, Wintersteen competes in English springer spaniel field trials. He has owned two field champions, including a National Open High Point Champion.

“Kyle has proven himself as a valuable writer and editor for Delta for the past seven years, and he’s ready for the challenge of running Delta’s magazine,” Brice said. “These changes put both Kyle and Paul in positions to use their skills to provide the most impact for Delta Waterfowl.”

Delta Waterfowl is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group working to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowl hunting in North America.

1992 Advertising/Public Relations

Michael Field

is now the VP, executive creative director at Mason, in Bethany, Connecticut.

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