Hall of Achievement

SOJC Honors Lifetime Achievement

Land dream job: Check. Produce groundbreaking work: Check. Win awards: Check. Our graduates often achieve illustrious careers as journalists, authors, filmmakers, communication strategists, and media researchers. In 1998, we established the Hall of Achievement to celebrate our century-long legacy and connect students with successful alumni. Meet the best of the best—they all got their start at the SOJC.

Meet the 2018 Inductees

Barbara Blangiardi

Senior Vice President, Strategies and Creative Partnerships
FOX Sports 

When FOX Sports wanted to extend its voice beyond traditional marketing platforms, the network called on Barbara to lead the initiative. For more than 20 years, her strategic and creative leadership has guided TV marketing teams at organizations ranging from NBC Universal to the United States Olympic Committee.

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Therese Bottomly

Editor and Vice President of Content
The Oregonian/OregonLive

When the internet threatened to stamp out newspapers, Therese led The Oregonian’s transformation to a digital-first newsroom. Beyond her 35-year tenure at the newspaper, where she has overseen work that’s won six Pulitzer Prizes, Therese is a longtime director of Open Oregon, a nonprofit devoted to protecting public records laws. 

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Corey duBrowa

Vice President, Global Communication and Public Affairs

With two decades as a music journalist under his belt, Corey entered the world of corporate communication. He became an award-winning public relations leader for major global brands including Salesforce and Starbucks, which he helped become the fourth-most-admired brand in the world. In April 2018, he took his talents to Google, where he leads the company’s global communication.

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Eric Allen Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Jason George

Film and Television Writer

After two years reporting in the Middle East and another two on the presidential campaign trail, Jason turned his pen to fiction. Now a screenwriter under contract with Netflix, he has written for award-winning shows including Narcos, Scandal, and Nashville.

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Hall of Achievement Scholarship Fund

We’re always on the lookout for future Hall of Achievement members. Each year, our generous donors support scholarships for 14 students who have the potential to make an impact in the field.