Student Organizations

Student Media Organizations

Students in the journalism department are encouraged to participate in campus affiliate chapters of national professional media organizations such as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Public Relations Student Society of America, the American Advertising Federation, the Central Press Photographers Association, and more.

The following are the contacts for Fall 2011 for the student chapters at CMU:

Society of Professional Journalists:

For more information contact:

President: Jessica Fecteau

Vice President: Kayla Schultz

Fundraising Chair: Nick Modglin

Treasurer: Amanda Brancecum

Recruitment Chair: Zara Ahmad

PR/Social Media: Breanna Stadel & Jacob Rivard

Advisers:  Ed Simpson & Jack Hartman​

American Advertising Federation:

For more information, contact:

Johnny Sparks, (989) 774-1340 or

Central Press Photographers Association:

If you are photographer and need help getting your foot in the door, let the CPPA help. You will be affiliated with the Michigan Press Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Association. You will meet once a month and will submit photos to be entered in competitions.

For more information contact:

President: Emily Mesner (Fall)

President: Zack Wittman (Spring)

Vice President: Emily Brouwer

Treasurer: Taryn Wattles

Secretary: Danielle Duval​

Public Relations Student Society of America:

For more information contact:

President: Stephanie Cardaris

Vice President of Chapter Development: Katie Frankhart

Vice President of Professional Development: Shelby Paul

Secretary: Anastasha France

Treasurer: Sarah Fiorillo

Director of Member Services: Scott Steward

Director of Public Relations:  Kelsi Haas

Director of Recruitment: Katelyn Sweet

Director of Leadership: Alexandra Bakalis​


Public Relations Central:

For more information contact:

President: Abby Schantz

Vice President: Ashely Stein

Treasurer: Lauren Connor

Secretary: Emily Jerome

Director of Membership: Cassandra Wolf

Digital Coordinator: Jacqueline Coleman

Office Manager: Ariel Graber


Central On-Line News Association (Grand Central Magazine):

Editor-in-Chief: Jessica Fecteau

Managing Editor: Alek Frost

Photo Editor: Shannon Millard & Danielle Duval

Public Relations: Sarah Fiorillo & Katelyn Sweet​

Campus Life Editor: Kayla Schultz

Arts & Entertainment Editor: Sam Tunningley

Style Editor: Morgan MacDermaid​

Sports Editor: Ben Raven

Food & Beverage Editor: Charnae Sanders

Advisor: Betsy Pollard Rau​


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