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.

2023 Awardee: Journalist Vivian Salama SC&I‘00, LC‘00

Date: Postponed until Fall 2023
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Guests: All Alumni & Friends Invited

2023 Event Registration: Will be open soon.

Learn More About Our 2023 SC&I Distinguished Alumni Awardee:

Join us this fall for the SC&I Distinguished Alumni Annual Dinner. This year, we are proud to present the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award to journalist Vivian Salama SC&I‘00, LC‘00. Salama is a national security reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She has covered U.S. foreign policy and national security issues for nearly two decades, reporting from more than 80 countries. A New York native, Salama earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. She holds a master’s degree in Middle East politics from Columbia University and a law degree from Georgetown. Since moving to Washington in 2016, Salama has covered the White House and national security for The Wall Street Journal, CNN, NBC News, and the Associated Press, with a focus on foreign policy.


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