We're proud of the many alumni of the Jandoli School of Communication who have gone on to attain success in their careers.
Nominated by alumni and faculty, honorees are recognized for having distinguished themselves in their chosen careers. Each is honored with a plaque mounted on a wall in the school's campus home, the John J. Murphy Professional Building.
Five graduates of our program, and a sixth SBU graduate who earned a journalism minor, have earned journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize (from left in photo):
- Robert Dubill, '58 (USA Today), journalism and mass communication (J/MC) major
- John Hanchette, '64 (Gannett News Service), J/MC major
- Charles Hanley, '68 (Associated Press), J/MC major
- Brian Toolan, '72 (Hartford Courant), English major, J/MC minor
- Dan Barry, '80 (New York Times), J/MC major
- Not shown: Bill Briggs, '85 (The Denver Post), J/MC major
Wall of Distinguished Graduates inductees
(Listed in order of graduation year)
- Adrian Wojnarowski, '91, ESPN Senior Basketball Insider, New York Times best-selling author, and the National Sports Media Association's Sportswriter of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2019
- Mike Vaccaro, '89, lead sports columnist for the New York Post, reporter, author and three-time New York Sportswriter of the Year (2012, 2014, 2019).
- Deborah Henretta, '83, senior advisor, SSA & Co.
- Dan Barry, '80, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner
- Neil Cavuto, '80, Fox News anchor and commentator
- Victoria Corderi, '79, former newspaper and TV reporter, a three-time Emmy winner, and winner of Peabody and Murrow awards for excellence in journalism
- Chris LaPlaca, '79, senior vice president, corporate communications, ESPN
- Dan Herbeck, '78, former reporter for the Buffalo News and co-author of "American Terrorist," the New York Times best-seller about Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh
- Carol Schumacher, '78, VP of Corporate Affairs, Intercontinental Exchange
- James Marchiony, '76, associate athletic director at University of Kansas and former director of media services for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
- Daniel F. Collins, '73, vice president of corporate communications, Corning, Inc.
- Janet Bodner, '71, editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine
- Greg Mitchell, '70, author/editor, and Goldsmith Book Prize recipient
- Mike Dodd, '69, national sportswriter and investigative journalist
- Charles Hanley, '68, former Associated Press journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner
- Jackie Trescott, ’68, long-time principle arts news reporter for the Washington Post and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame
- Joan Roeben Licursi, ’65, former managing director for Burson-Marsteller and a former senior vice president for Gilda’s Club Worldwide. She served on the St. Bonaventure Board of Trustees from 1994-2003
- Patrick Farren, '66, former Peace Corps worker and co-founder of Peacework Magazine
- Thomas Mosser, '65, former general manager at advertising giant Young & Rubicam
- Lee Coppola, J.D., '64, former print/TV journalist, Asst. U.S. Attorney, J/MC dean, and George Polk Award winner
- John Hanchette, '64, former Gannett News Service investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner
- Dr. Mary Hamilton, '59, former newspaper reporter and editor, and former J/MC chair, now retired
- Robert Dubill, '58, former USA Today editor and Pulitzer Prize winner