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Alumni Notes

Jocelyn Brumbaugh

Jocelyn Brumbaugh (2012, Print Journalism),

recently accepted a full-time position as a staff writer at the Bedford Gazette in Bedford, Pa. The paper is published six days per week and has a circulation of 10,000. At the Gazette, Brumbaugh will cover local events, spot news, crime features and assist with pagination and design. Brumbaugh previously worked as a reporter at the Tribune…

Monica Pryts (2004, Journalism),

a staff writer for Allied News in Grove City, Pa., recently earned two honors for a series of articles about local gas and oil drilling issues. They were: first place, ongoing news coverage, Keystone Press Awards; and finalist, public service category, "Best of CNHI" awards, sponsored by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. More info:

Justin Cortes (2012, Advertising/Public Relations),

is now the corporate communications coordinator for VillageCare and VillageCareMAX, MLTC in New York City, and will oversee all digital/social media as well as new branding initiatives. 

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