As part of the Celebration of 75 Years of Journalism at UNT, the Mayborn Board Education Committee bolstered Mayborn Mentor events. The Education Committee was founded to help make the Mayborn School of Journalism the go-to Journalism school in the state of Texas.
Through maintaining a tight connection with local and regional industry professionals and alumni, the Mayborn Mentor events provide students a pipeline from college to the workforce. These speakers and panels are meant to be interactive, career-focused opportunities that connect current students directly to successful Alumni and corporations in the field.
One of the great benefits of being a student at the Mayborn School is ready access to highly seasoned professionals working in virtually all areas of journalism and mass communication - most of whom are our very own alumni.
We schedule regular events featuring panels of mentors who share their lessons and experiences, and then meet informally with students to form valuable mentor networks.
Reporter and President-Elect, Society of Professional Journalists
Lead Manager, Communications & PR at AT&T
Diversity & Inclusion Senior Executive, Southwest Airlines
Photojournalist, AP (Associated Press) and Pulitzer Finalist
Reporter, News12 New York
Journalist, Texas Tribune
VP, Media Operations, TEGNA and President & GM of KVUE
Head of Global Communications and Public Relations, Spotify
Assistant Managing Editor for Journalism Initiatives, The Dallas Morning News
Vice President for Strategic Brand Engagement, Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Dr. Delva King
Co-owner, KG Concession
Engagement Producer, Texas Tribune
Senior Counsel, Texas Instruments
Reporter/Anchor, KXAS/NBC 5, Dallas-Fort Worth
Executive Editor and Co-founder, The Texas Tribune
Chief Communications Officer, Fort Bend ISD
Patty Arellano Tolotta
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Dallas College
CEO, BizCom Associates
Host - The Wine & Chisme Podcast at The Wine & Chisme Podcast
Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Urban Decay Cosmetics