SC&I Distinguished Alumni
Each year, the SC&I Alumni Association hosts the Distinguished Alumni Annual Dinner to honor a notable alumnus with its Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes renowned contributors to the fields of communication, journalism, information technology and informatics, or library studies. This annual event is an opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, professors, and friends while exploring the changes to SC&I and learning about the school’s plans for the future.
2020 SC&I Alumni Association Dinner
Honoree: Jessica Durando
Date: Wednesday – April 22, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
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Presentation will be followed by opening up the forum to question and answers with participants.
Jessica Durando graduated from Rutgers University in 2008 with a double major in History and Journalism and Media Studies (JMS). Durando was recruited by USA TODAY after college and served in various capacities during her nearly 11-year tenure, including the company’s first mobile editor, deputy foreign affairs editor and most recently as breaking news editor for national news. The former Daily Targum editor-in-chief now serves as the senior weekend editor for CNN Politics. In this role, Durando leads coverage of all things Washington – including the impeachment of President Donald Trump and his subsequent trial, matters of national security and campaign coverage for the 2020 presidential election. Durando also serves as a capstone advisor for the School of Continuing Studies Communications program at Georgetown University. She received her master’s degree from this program in 2018, graduating summa cum laude. In her free time, Durando enjoys yoga, kickboxing and trips back to the Jersey shore.