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EW Scripps School of Journalism Alumni Society

Contact Person: Stephanie Pavol    

Welcome to the E.W. Scripps Society of Alumni and Friends


Getting Involved
Chapter History
Board of Directors
Scripps School of Journalism
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Getting Involved

You're automatically a member just by virtue of being an E.W. Scripps School of Journalism graduate. Getting involved in this organization means you will help students at Ohio with career advice and give insight on entering the professional job force. Every little bit of effort helps -- you could join our speakers bureau, or participate in one or more of our programs like our annual Senior Saturday event.

The alumni society wants to expand its reach to alumni, offering more services and offering opportunities for alumni to network and gain knowledge. To do it, we need help from as many Scripps graduates as we can. Being involved can be as simple as joining our LinkedIn group or volunteering to attend events with current students. If you are interested, please contact chapter president Stephanie Pavol and express your interest in doing more.

How SAF Can Help You

SAF is your conduit for giving back to and staying connected to the journalism school. For example, if you have an idea for programming, outreach or otherwise, let us know. We also can put in you in touch with other alumni, students and E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty. And, it can serve as a credible network for you as you seek new colleagues or new positions in new cities.

Chapter History

The Society of Alumni and Friends is an organization dedicated to enhancing the relationships among alumni, faculty, staff and students of the School of Journalism. The Society provides programming to encourage the development of these relationships.

The Society of Alumni and Friends is an alumni chapter for the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. The Society was given its formal charter on March 7, 1997, by the Ohio University Alumni Association. This organization is an official component of the alumni association.


The Society of Alumni and Friends (SAF) has several programs and activities to help build a bridge between Journalism alumni and current students. To facilitate opportunities for students to learn from alumni's "real-world'' experiences and knowledge, the Society has created these specific initiatives:

SENIOR SATURDAY: This annual event provides Senior students with advice, tips, one-on-one consultations and other valuable information through panel discussions and workshops led by Scripps alumni. The day is focused on getting a job in the current job market and succeeding during the first year on the job and beyond. The 2010 event drew more than 100 seniors.

NETWORKING: The society started a LinkedIn page for alumni to connect with one another. The page is available at http://linkd.in/saf_ou.  

SPEAKERS BUREAU: Throughout the year, SAF and Scripps faculty and staff may be looking for speakers for classroom lessons, student organization events and school programs. Our organization maintains a listing of alumni willing to serve in this capacity and helps match the appropriate alumni with events and programs that suit their interests. Contact Wendy Zang if you’re interested in joining.


Society of Alumni and Friends Board of Directors

2010-2011 Scripps Society of Alumni and Friends contacts:


Stephanie Pavol (BSJ '04 - Carr Van Anda – Public Relations & Advertising)

Social Media Manager

Cardinal Health



Wendy Zang (BSJ '96 - News Writing and Editing)
Vice President
Director/Special Sections, MCT Campus & Syndication
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services


Chelsea Hamilton (BSJ '06 - Public Relations)

Field Marketing Communications/PR Manager
Bob Evans Restaurants


Mike Ramsey (BSJ '96 – Magazine Journalism)
Past President
Automotive Reporter
The Wall Street Journal


Jill Stoffregen Eichhorn (BSJ ’95 – Broadcast News)

Senior Saturday Co-Chair

Freelance Reporter, FOX 19 Cincinnati

Media Relations Consultant, JSE Communications



Rachael Larimore (BSJ ’95 – Magazine)

Senior Saturday Co-Chair

Deputy Managing Editor and Copy Chief

Slate Magazine


Chrystie Reep (BSJ '00 - Advertising)
Multimedia Chair

Associate Media Director
Fahlgren, Inc


Lindsay Grome (BSJ '06 – Broadcast News)
Newsletter Editor
Freelance Journalist


Sharon Metzung (BSJ '03 – Magazine Journalism)
Scholarship Chair
Publications & Graphics Manager
Lake Metroparks


Ryan Lytle (BSJ ’10 – Online Journalism)

Recent Graduate and Student Engagement Chair

Education Web Producer

U.S. News & World Report




Scripps Contacts:

Bob Stewart
SAF Advisor

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
(740) 593-2601

Debbie DePeel
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
(740) 593-2591


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