Who Guides the CJF
Each year, the members of the Culpepper Journalism Foundation meet to select the winners of the CJF Fellowships and discuss CJF business. Dr. Alyce Culpepper has been the Executive Director since the beginning.
South Plantation High journalism alumni, members of the local media and Culpepper family members serve on the Board.
SPHS alumni who are charter board members who served since 1997 are Jennifer Ator Tallman, Cindy DePanicis, Janet Cass Del Pinal, Roger Harvey, Brandon Hawthorne, Julie Terango Kasper, Cathy Gartin Kononetz, Valerie Griffin McCarty and Linda Topping Streitfeld.
Front Row: Jennifer Ator Tallman, Alyce Culpepper; Back Row: Brandon Hawthorne, J. Starr Culpepper, Janet Del Pinal, Valerie McCarty. Not pictured: Cindy DePanicis, Greg Fisher, Roger Harvey, Julia Kasper, Cathy Kononetz, Kathryn C. McCullough, Linda Streitfeld and Adam Nicoll (but is in the window as student),
It is with great sorrow we share the news that Jennifer Ator, one of the Culpepper Journalism Foundation’s original board members, died on January 3, 2022 following a multiyear battle with early-onset dementia. A force of nature, Jennifer made a great impact while at South Plantation High School and afterwards.
Personally, she was an enormous help when we created the CJF. Her passion and strong will were infectious, letting nothing getting her way. We will be forever grateful to her.
Posted by her husband:
Culpepper Journalism Foundation Executive Board
Jennifer Jean Ator Tallman
Jennifer J. Ator, Esq, Miami, Florida
Janet Cass Del Pinal
Durham Public Schools, North Carolina
J. Starr Culpepper, Retired
America Federation of Teachers, New York
Western High, Davie
BECON, Broward County Pubic Schools
Valerie Griffin McCarty
HM LLc Media Consulting, Plantation, Florida
Bose Public Affairs, Indianapolis, Indiana
Hawthorne, LLc Fort Lauderdale
Julia Terango Kasper
South Plantation High, Plantation, Florida
Cathy Gartin Kononetz
Gannett Digital, Atlanta, Georgia
Adam Nicoll, Esq.
Chepenik Trushin LLP, Miami, Florida
Kathryn C. McCullough
Parkside Elementary, Coral Springs, Florida
Linda Topping Streitfeld
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
Dr. Alyce Culpepper
Executive Director, 1986 Dow Jones
National Journalism Teacher of the Year
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