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"Williams, Lillian" <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:10:52 -0500
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This is sad news.  Von was a friend and a mentor while I worked as an adjunct at Kent State University.
Later, while working on my Ph.D, Von offered encouragement.

Please note that Von contributed mightily to the body of research about diversity issues with her 2004 dissertation: An Historical Perspective On The Accrediting Council On Education in Journalism and Mass Communications from 1986-2003: Examination Of The Impact On Curriculum

Her research offered a historical perspective on the impact of the old ACEJMC Standard 12.
The adoption of Standard 12 in 1984 by the Accrediting Council was a turning point in the diversity movement in journalism higher education.

Standard 12 required journalism schools to document the hiring of women and people of color to faculties and to show the contributions of minorities in the curriculum.

Vonís research helps us to understand the actions, and reactions, of our schools to the standard, and the impact of that standard.  She conducted historical analysis on more than 300 ACEJMC documents from 1986 to 2003.

In her memory, letís keep the results of this study alive as we consider policies related to diversity and other issues.

As others in our organization, I will miss my friend, Von.

Lillian Williams

Lillian Williams, Ph.D.
Columbia College Chicago
Coordinator, Broadcast Journalism Concentration
Journalism Department
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From: FOR THE MINORITIES AND COMMUNICATION DIV. OF AEJMC [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dates, Jannette L. [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:58 PM
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Subject: Re: AEJMC sad news

What a loss. So sad and so hard to believe! Please let us know how to reach out to her family.

Sent from my iPad

On Aug 25, 2011, at 11:26 AM, "Linda Callahan" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear AEJMC & MAC member:
> This is to share with you sad news that Jennifer sent out to the AEJMC Board
> this morning.  Von Whitmore was a dedicated worker in AEJMC and a dear
> friend to many of us.
> Linda Florence Callahan, Ph.D.
> CSM Immediate Past Chair
> Professor
> Journalism & Mass Communication
> North Carolina A&T State University
> Greensboro, NC 27411
> (336) 334-7221 x 3003
> Subject: AEJMC sad news
> I am sending this message to both the outgoing and incoming AEJMC Boards.
> Von Whitmore died this morning from ovarian cancer.  I just had a message
> from one of her colleagues at Kent State.
> Von had been a member of the AEJMC Board for the past 4 years as vice chair
> and chair of the Council of Divisions.
> As I have more information I will send that along.
> We will also send an email out to the Council of Divisions.
> Jennifer
> NOTICE: This e-mail correspondence is subject to Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.