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The Bridge Adviser Elected President of ICCJA

Article by: Laura Inlow,

GODFREY - During this year’s conference, L&C Media Specialist and Adjunct Faculty Member Louise Jett, who advises The Bridge, was elected by her peers as president of the ICCJA for a two-year term, ending in April 2019.

“Louise brings extraordinary energy and many great ideas to ICCJA, which will further invigorate an already-strong organization,” Gisondi said. “I'm excited to work with her to develop new educational projects.”

As president, Jett will play an important role in supporting the education of the journalists of tomorrow.

“Louise has a done a great job of using her work experience and background to help our students create a high-quality newspaper,” said L&C Vice President of Student Engagement Sean Hill. “I think the fact that she served as editor-in-chief of The Bridge as a student makes it even more special.”

Jett, of Carlinville, graduated from L&C with an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Graphics in 2008. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Greenville College, and a Master of Education in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, with a concentration in New Learning Design & Leadership.

Before joining L&C full time, Jett was Managing Editor for the Macoupin County-Enquirer Democrat from 2008-2011, and a Marketing Director for Pleasant Hill Village.

“Having dedicated my life to bringing out the best in others, teaching and mentoring comes naturally to me and nothing brings me more joy than helping people succeed,” Jett said. “Lewis and Clark has provided me with so many amazing opportunities. First as a student and now as an employee, L&C made it possible for me to not only empower others but also myself. For this, and so much more, I am grateful.”

In addition to advising the Bridge, Jett teaches News Writing at Lewis and Clark, and developed/teaches Social Media Marketing for the college. After hours, Jett is a freelance writer for the Advantage News and a Social Media Manager for the St. Louis Ethical Society.