Student Media Director Steve Buttry died Feb. 19, 2017, after his third battle with cancer. Steve was described as “a
journalist renowned for his leadership in digital innovation.” He was recognized for
his growing role as both a pioneer and scribe of the newspaper industry’s digital
transformation and held leadership roles in newspapers all over the country for four
Thanks to these generous donors, a lasting legacy for Steve has been created in the form of a scholarship.
Notable Alumni & Friends
Dan Hatfield (1986) was part of the team at the East Bay Times (East Bay of San Francisco) to
win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for coverage of what was known as the ghost ship fire that killed 36 people. Hatfield
is the editorial page editor for the Times. He has been in the newspaper business
for 44 years in Florida, Louisiana and California. He was city editor at The Advocate
for 16 years and was an adjunct instructor of journalism at the Manship School.
Lance Frank (2011) is executive director of communications at CBS News and helped
launch the #ManshipLoyalty Campaign.
In 2015, Megan Kelty (2005) won a News & Documentary Emmy Award for outstanding feature story in a regularly scheduled newscast for her work as an
associate producer on CBS’s “On the Road: Pay It Forward.”
Cassandra Chandler retired as one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s highest-ranking
African-American women as Special Agent in Charge of the Norfolk field office. She
is the recipient of numerous awards, including the “Presidential Rank of Meritorious
Executive Award,” the National Center for Women and Policing’s “Breaking the Glass
Ceiling” Award, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives’
“Phenomenal Woman” Community Service Award.
In 2017, Barnidge (2010) won the AEJMC 2017 News Audience Research Paper Award for
a paper on multi platform news use with co-writers Trevor Diehl and Homero Gil de