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Welcome Alumni

Stay Connected to the SOJC

Once a Duck, always a Duck—and at the SOJC, we’re a tight-knit flock. Our community of accomplished alumni remains actively involved in encouraging student achievement, supporting faculty research, and helping new graduates launch successful careers. Continue to build your network while helping the next generation of communicators find their footing.


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Make a Gift

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.

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SOJC Yearbook

A lot can happen in a year. The 2019 SOJC Yearbook offers a glimpse into the student projects, hands-on learning experiences, and faculty innovations that happened all year long in Allen Hall, at SOJC Portland, and around the world. Check out the digital report to watch videos, read stories, and view gorgeous photos celebrating the year’s accomplishments.

Browse the 2019 Yearbook

Juan-Carlos Molleda and the University of Oregon Duck
Get Involved

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.

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Post a Job or Internship

Looking for new talent? Post your openings in the Handshake online resource to attract top-notch candidates with an education and background you can trust.

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Hall of Achievement

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.

Learn About The Hall Of Achievement

Brock Kirby
What Our Alumni Say

"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


Polly Irugnu
Creating Digital Content for Public Radio: Polly Irungu ’17

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.

Read Polly's story

Paige Landsem

Where Our Alumni Are Now

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.

read about paige's journey

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Volunteer at the SOJC

Your time and expertise are worth more than you know. Here are three ways you can make a difference:

  1. Host a gathering in your hometown. Help us connect all the SOJC Ducks in your area by planning an alumni get-together.

  2. Work with us to organize a student visit or hands-on learning project. Invite a group of students to your agency or media organization to learn the ropes, make industry contacts, and get real-world experience.

  3. Participate in student portfolio reviews. Sign up to give professional feedback on advertising and public relations student portfolios at annual sessions in Eugene and Portland.

Contact Lauren Wilcox, our senior development director, to learn more.


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.

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You're Invited

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.

From Digital to Dungeons: Female Gamers and Dungeons and Dragons’ Inclusive Play
From Digital to Dungeons: Female Gamers and...Mar 4
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Athletic Club
"On Rising Together: Creative and Collective Responses to the Climate Crisis"
"On Rising Together: Creative and Collective...Mar 5
7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Russian hackers, trolls and #DemocracyRIP
Russian hackers, trolls and #DemocracyRIPMar 10
7:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center
Communicating the Trustworthiness of Science with Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Communicating the Trustworthiness of Science with...Mar 11
5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources
Suicide Prevention Training and ResourcesMar 16
9:00 a.m.
Straub Hall
Public Screening: Storytelling with Communities class
Public Screening: Storytelling with Communities...Mar 19
6:00 p.m.
George S. Turnbull Center
Ideas on Tap: The Truth About Dishonesty
Ideas on Tap: The Truth About DishonestyApr 1
6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne
Nikole Hannah-Jones: "1619 and the Legacy That Built a Nation"
Nikole Hannah-Jones: "1619 and the Legacy That...Apr 10
6:00 p.m.
Straub Hall
Spring Career Fair
Spring Career FairApr 16
12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Spring Career Fair
Spring Career FairApr 16
12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)


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