Journalism Distinguished Alumni 2013

3 in oneEach year since 1985, by a vote of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department faculty, one or more individuals have been selected for this honor. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to journalism and mass communication.

TIM SHANK ’77 started his career at the South Dakota Public Broadcasting Network.  He then worked in broadcast operations in San Francisco, Chicago and Orlando before ending up in Public Broadcasting at the Orlando PBS television station.  He also worked at the Universal Studios-based post production company and was later an event and pilot editor at Walt Disney World.  From 1991 – 94, he was an editor on the CBS drama “In The Heat Of The Night.” At Time-Warner, he worked on an early interactive cable television experiment, and on web-based video programming. Today, Shank is in Los Angeles at Sony Pictures where he helps market 20 – 25 films a year and project manages work on post production facilities for Sony.

TERESA L. JACKSON ’94 is a nineteen-year veteran of helping clients establish and maintain their brand.  Her major at SDSU in journalism and minor in graphic design has given her a great insight in creating brand messaging.  Having been a savvy media buyer and an account executive, her role now as account supervisor and partner of HenkinSchultz Creative Services is not just one of having the experience to help reach the expectations of each client, but also in mentoring young professionals with her style, courteousness, her infectious energy, and passion for her work.

JIM WIGLEY ’69 graduated from Lake Crystal, MN High School in 1965 and from SDSU in 1970 with a Printing Management major. As with many male grads of that era, Widley spent the next 6 years on active duty in the U.S. Army. After that, he devoted most of his career in the printing business as a manufacturer’s rep and in supply distribution.  He also served 19 more years in the Army Reserve and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He worked for two major international corporations until 2003 when he and three others formed a partnership in A P Graph, Inc., an independent distributorship.

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