Education reporter Marta Jewson won first-place in the New Orleans Press Club’s investigative category for her stories about how a local charter school board sidestepped the state’s Open Meetings Law during a teachers’ union drive. For her entry, she also won the coveted Alex Waller Memorial Award for best overall writing. Jewson writes for The Lens, New Orleans’ first non-profit newsroom.
Robert O’Meara, Journalism ’48, worked for the Associated Press as a writer, reporter and editor for 39 years, but also pursued art as his second career. At 94, he is having a retrospective of his artwork at the Milwaukee Catholic Home Residence, 2462 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, where he now lives. Exhibit is on display from June 22 to July 14, 2017.
Arlene Chandler (Bahr) died peacefully at her home in San Luis Obispo, California on April 4, 2017.
George Mairet Richard died February 16, 2017, one month shy of his 94th birthday. He finished his studies in journalism at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and graduated in 1947.
Michael Juley ’73, was inducted In October 2016 into the Milwaukee Press Club’s Media Hall of Fame after retiring from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Jan. 1, 2015.
Marcia Fox ’38 and Arthur Jacobs ’34, MA’35 met at the University of Wisconsin and married in 1937. To this day they watch Wisconsin football and wear Wisconsin hats. This summer, at the age of 100 and 104 they may be the oldest living married Wisconsin alumni.
Greg Chesmore ’92 has been named Vice President, U.S. Government Relations & Policy for global biopharmaceutical company Celgene. In this role, Chesmore will lead Celgene’s Federal and State Government Relations, Public Policy and Public Affairs efforts.
Jonathan T. Luljak has joined Michael Best as an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.
Luljak represents real estate developers in the acquisition, entitlement, financing, and construction of commercial real estate projects.
Michael Pflughoeft ’84 has been inducted into the prestigious Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows.
Joan (Krapfel) Collins, owner and founder of Joan Collins Publicity., Inc., Madison, WI received the Thrive Award at the Governor’s Trailblazers Awards Ceremony for 50 years owning her own business, serving as a pillar of the business community and inspiring generations of women.