Alumni: 1970s

Staying in touch with old friends and professors also is a way to stay in touch with The Media School. Check out these Class Notes by era.


Richard Gotshall, BA’72, retired from the Daily Journal in Franklin in January. He has been named a torch bearer for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. (August 2016)

Jim Bright, BA’74, has spent much of the year traveling in his role as Rotary International’s Southern Indiana district governor. At a recent meeting in Bloomington, he was honored with copy of The Century of Service signed by Rotarians and friends in six countries and 10 states. (August 2016)

Eric Hughes, BA’74, lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, Priscilla, near their two grown sons. He is mostly retired after starting and running two software businesses and working for Charles Schwab and Wells Fargo. His passion is in software usability, and he has worked on many projects for financial services and higher education clients. He also plays guitar and has produced three bluegrass and country-rock albums. (February 2017)

Karen Cherie Cogane, BA’76, released her first book, Poodles of Park Avenue, in 2015 with Tate Publishing. She appeared on “Nutmeg TV” on the Studio 411 show, hosted by Larry Dasilva, to discuss the inspiration for her book. Cogane previously was a faculty member at Yeshiva University, teaching ballet and jazz dance for 22 years. (September 2016)

Donald Winslow, ’76, has been named to the National Press Photographers Foundation board of directors. Winslow is managing editor of content for the Amarillo Globe-News and AGN Media in Amarillo, Texas. He previously served as the editor of News Photographer magazine for the National Press Photographers Association for 13 years. (March 2017)

Kent Lowry, BA’79, retired from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after 35 years at the company, the last 20 of them as the editor for national and international news. (March 2017)

Tara (Carroll) McKee, BS’79, is a sales manager at WMAQ-TV in Chicago. (January 2017)

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