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Leap to Success
Friday, December 07, 2018
The "Leap to Confidence" program celebrates its 50th graduation ceremony on Wednesday, December 12, at 2 p.m. in East Village, San Diego. Twenty women will be graduating at this milestone event. Leap to Confidence is a personal leadership workshop offered at no cost to women emerging from major life challenges to help them reach their greatest potential.
Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego
Friday, June 19, 2015
Apprentices and journeymen from the Class of 2015 are employed at businesses throughout San Diego County.
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Monday, June 15, 2015
Three recipients receive on-the-job training, tools and tuition free classroom education.

November 8, 2010

  Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR
                  619-997-2495 / @PRProSanDiego

SDSU Grads Offer ‘Speed Mentoring’ to Students Nov 17

(San Diego) - Students pursuing degrees in journalism, media studies, communications and other related majors at San Diego State University face a daunting job market upon graduation. The changing media landscape makes the challenge of finding employment in their fields greater than ever before.

Professionals who began their careers with degrees from SDSU have weathered plenty of changes and know just what it takes to adapt, survive, and thrive. They’ll share what they’ve learned at a free event for students called “The Pros Come Home 3: Speed Mentoring for Success” on Wednesday, November 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center at San Diego State University.

The program is sponsored by the School of Journalism & Media Studies at SDSU, in conjunction with the Friends of Journalism & Media Studies Alumni Chapter. The Chapter was formed with the dual goals of supporting development of an interdisciplinary environment for education where all sectors of the media can interact in real-world conditions at San Diego State University; and providing alumni members and students with professional development programs that help improve skills and advance careers.

The event begins with a panel discussion featuring SDSU graduates who have gone on to make a mark in various professions spanning all aspects of the communications and media arts after getting their degrees.

Following the panel discussion, a wide-ranging group of pros including print, online and broadcast journalists, public relations professionals, and professors will offer “speed mentoring” with one-on-one time to answer individual questions and concerns about your education and the job market.

Panelists and speakers include:


David Biderman, Wall Street Journal
Jessica Crawford, public relations professional and former journalist
Bailey Cuzner, marketing and public relations professional
Carlos Delgado, public relations, Rady Children’s Hospital; weekend TV news reporter
Wendy Fry, San Diego Union-Tribune
Sam Hodgson, digital journalist,
Pegah Rashti, social media producer
Hoa Quach, editor, Poway Patch website
Josh Rosenberg, XTRA Radio
Heather Zaron, search engine specialist

Moderator: Eric Longabardi, TV producer/i-journalist, TeleMedia News Prods

Joining the panelists for the speed mentoring portion of the program are:

J.W. August, Managing Editor, KGTV 10 News
Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, President, Falcon Valley Group
Cliff Albert, Program Director AM 600 KOGO
Andrew Kleske, Digital Quality Editor, San Diego Union-Tribune
Sal Rivera, Hispanic public relations and marketing professional, former television reporter
Joe Schneider, freelance journalist
Tim Wulfemeyer, broadcaster and professor
Audra Stafford, producer, KGTV 10 News

Additional panelists will be added!

There is no charge to attend but space is limited!

For more information, contact J.W. August, President of the Friends of Journalism & Media Studies Alumni Chapter, 619-237-6331 or