The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media has a well-earned reputation for offering a powerful alumni network to its media and journalism graduates. One of the reasons: active alumni boards.
Hussman School Alumni Association member John Hashimoto ’82 initiated a conversation five years ago about developing a year-long, board-supported mentorship program to support the educational and professional growth of Hussman students. Participating alumni would make a commitment to playing a key role in the development of Carolina’s next generation of journalism and media leaders.
Hashimoto’s research and the work of other dedicated HSAA members and school staff brought a fledgling program to fruition in 2017, pairing 10 students with alumni mentors from around the nation working in their fields of interest.