Tag: Excellence


Building Confidence with the Executive Vice President of Renown Health: Dawn Ahner Business / Stories

A couple months ago my boss Nancy Fennell asked me to help greet guests at the alumni event she hosted for Advisory Board Chairs of the Nevada Women’s Fund (NWF). I was minutes into an inspiring conversation with Dawn Ahner, the current Chair of the NFW Board and Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer at Renown Health, and asked if I could feature her...

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Five Answers on Excellence: Vanessa Vancour Part II Intrapreneurship / Stories / Video

Vanessa Vancour is the go-to faculty for multimedia news reporting in The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.  She studied broadcast journalism at University of Southern California and gained internship experience at Dateline, Fox News and Del Mundo. It was her dream to be on air and that’s where she landed her first job, which led to her second job at News Channel...

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Former Broadcast Journalist Develops a Bilingual News Program: Vanessa Vancour Part I Intrapreneurship / Stories / Video

Vanessa Vancour is the go-to faculty for multimedia news reporting in The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.  She was originally trained at University of Southern California’s top program in broadcast journalism and held internships at Dateline, Fox News and Telemundo. As a result of those work experiences, Vanessa had opportunities in entertainment news, but her heart was set on being a newscaster. I...

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Tahoe Boy turned Republican Politician and Small Business Owner: Pat Hickey Politics / Stories

After a few years writing columns and reporting on Nevada politics, someone finally asked him how much longer he would keep criticizing before he did something about it. That was the point at which Pat Hickey ran for office. He had just finished a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno and jumped into his first Nevada State Assembly race in 1996. After...

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