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2008 Broadcast Journalism

Seth Bradley

was promoted to director of featuring programming and original content for the New York Jets.

Bradley, a seven-time Emmy award winner, joined the team in 2014. During his tenure, he has helped develop and grow the Jets brand by telling the stories of the players, coaches and fans. He led the production of award-winning docuseries and has helped to transform 1JD Films into one of the best storytelling units in the NFL.

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2001 Journalism

Letrell Crittenden

serves as director of inclusion and audience growth for the American Press Institute. He's the first person to hold that role for the organization.

Along with his bachelor's, he also earned a master's degree in media studies from Penn State in 2006.

In his role, he builds upon API’s work in the area of organizational and cultural change and deepens the organization’s focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. He strives to both catalyze and partner with organizations already working in the DEI/B space.

Crittenden joined API from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he was program director and assistant professor of communication. At Jefferson, he ​​helped revamp the program’s curriculum and served as the inaugural Diversity Advocate for the College of Humanities and Sciences. For his efforts inside and outside the classroom, he received the university’s 2021 Provost’s Award for Service to the Profession.

He has also been a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and the Media and Inequality Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Crittenden earned his Ph.D. in communication from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His doctoral dissertation focused on the history of the National Association of Black Journalists, of which he is a member.

Prior to his academic career, Crittenden was a police and government reporter and is a veteran practitioner of community journalism. He is editor and co-researcher for the Germantown Info Hub, a collaboration with Temple University designed to provide better news coverage of the city’s Germantown neighborhood. He has also consulted for API on diversity-related issues as part of our community listening work.

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1985 Mass Communication

Bernie Oravec

was named advertising account executive at Forever Media-State College

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1999 Journalism

Molly Fellin Spence

joined Baltimore Sun Media in November 2021 as a senior content editor responsible for the Howard County Times and Carroll County Times newspapers.

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2012 Journalism

Haley Blum Carrier has joined The Washington Post as a senior UX content designer on its product design team.
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1963 Advertising/Public Relations

Don Porteous

published major new book, "Spiritual Reality and the Afterlife: Materialism meets Immortality."

The product of nearly 20 years of research and writing, its 451 pages detail the full range of evidence for both the actual existence of, and the post-mortem survival of, a spiritual part of us that's demonstrably separate from our physical bodies and brains.

That is followed by first-hand reports from some uniquely qualified sources — any of 145 different "spirit-communicators" — on a wide range of questions related to our extended future existence.

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2007 Journalism

Maggie Redden

became senior communications and marketing specialist for the City of Falls Church in Virginia.

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2007 Advertising/Public Relations

Amanda Oey

has been promoted to director of strategic communications and operations at S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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2015 Broadcast Journalism

Gabby Richards

has joined the national team at Planned Parenthood as the director of federal advocacy communications. She was most recently a strategic communications consultant with BerlinRosen and prior to that served as communications director for Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05).

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2004 Journalism

Emily Mahler (Evans)

was elevated to equity partner at the law offices of Philadelphia-based Margolis Edelstein.

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1992 Journalism

Ben Feller

Alumnus Ben Feller writes about his personal passion — being a dad — in "Big Problems, Little Problems," a book that focuses on a dad who counsels his son not to sweat the small stuff.

The 30-page book (Tilbury House Publishers), brightly illustrated by Merce Lopez, tells a story about a secret handshake, life's daily challenges, the wisdom of children and love triumphing over frustration.

Feller is a communications adviser and former award-winning chief White House correspondent for The Associated Press.

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2011 Journalism

Kevin Kline

is director of social media for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League.

Kline had been manager of social media for the New York Jets before moving to the Commanders (then the Washington Football Team) in the beginning of 2021.

Kline's father, Bill Kline, is a 1977 Penn State graduate in journalism, while Kevin’s brother, Michael Karpe, is a 2002 graduate of the Bellisario College.

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