Ducks Supporting Ducks
A lot has changed in our students' lives, and many are finding this time challenging. The good news is, they have a strong SOJC community to lean on.
Right now, our Ducks need your support to be successful. To support student groups and experiential projects, you can give to the SOJC Dean's Fund with instructions for where you want your money to go. Contact development director Lauren Wilcox if you have questions.
Here are a few ways you can help students find their footing:
Stay Connected to the SOJC
Once a Duck, always a Duck—and at the SOJC, we’re a tight-knit flock. Now more than ever, we need to strengthen our ties and maintain our network. Here are a few ways to keep informed about what's happening at the SOJC and stay in touch with fellow alumni.
When our students travel the world to do real-world journalism and client work, when our faculty pioneer groundbreaking research, when our graduates step into high-profile jobs—we have you to thank for it. Private donations play a key role in fostering success at the SOJC, and your support allows us to keep doing what we do. Help us maintain our standing as a top destination for aspiring communicators. Every gift counts.
Get to Know SOJC Alumni
The past year made it harder for us to see each other in person, but it didn't stop alumni from reconnecting with the SOJC to share their stories and inspire students. Learn more about our trail-blazing alumni and their path to success.
Your real-world expertise makes all the difference to emerging communicators as they learn to navigate an increasingly complex communication landscape. Give them a leg up by becoming a mentor, speaking to a class, delivering a lecture, or partnering with the SOJC for a hands-on learning project.
Want more information? Connect with Lauren Wilcox, our senior director of development.
Meet fellow SOJC Ducks who are making a major impact in the field and their communities. Our Hall of Achievement honors alumni who are changing the world through powerful storytelling, creative campaigns, innovative ideas, and groundbreaking research.
"The Media in Ghana program was one of the biggest influences not just in my career, but in my life. ... Without the experience of working and living in Accra, I think my transition to New York out of college would have been much harder. ... It shook my brain loose and opened my little Sherwood, Oregon, worldview more than any other single experience during college."
—Brock Kirby '08, Advertising Copywriter, SOJC Journalism Advancement Council member
In high school, Polly Irungu saved up enough money to buy a camera and started snapping photos of rallies and protests. During college, she made the most of the experiential learning opportunities the SOJC had to offer, working multiple internships, traveling to New York for networking trips, and landing side gigs for HuffPost and many other media outlets. Now she edits digital content for the NPR radio show The Takeaway with Tanzina Vega and Amy Walter at WNYC in New York City.
When Paige Landsem ’12 launched her career in public relations, she never imagined she’d end up a public relations manager for Rachael Ray’s daytime talk show. She credits the SOJC’s student-run Allen Hall Public Relations agency with helping to catapult her into the world of TV publicity.
Find Us on LinkedIn
If you’re an alum of the SOJC, you’re part of a network that’s 17,000+ strong. Start connecting with your fellow SOJC Ducks and faculty on our new UO SOJC LinkedIn page to catch up, launch collaborations, and advance your career.
Have you missed us? We’ve missed you. Join us for one of our public events, and catch up on all the great things happening at the SOJC.