Sharon Dunten is our August volunteer of the month. Don’t know Sharon? Look her up at Excellence in Journalism 2014 – she will be there. Hope you will be, too!
Here’s more about what Sharon has done for SPJ and about her background in journalism.
Sharon Dunten is a former Indiana daily newspaper journalist and copy editor who is a new transplant to Atlanta, Georgia. After arriving in Atlanta two years ago, Dunten immediately tried to connect to a local SPJ chapter to network in her new home state. Unfortunately, she found no chapter in existence in Georgia. Remembering her great experience with SPJ membership and programs over the years at national conferences and workshops in Indiana, Dunten, along with seven other journalism professionals in Georgia, implemented a plan to launch a state-wide chapter, SPJ Georgia. You can find her chapter on Facebook here and on Twitter here. To date, SPJ Georgia has more than 50 members and will be holding their first official board election in January 2015. Dunten will be announcing her candidacy for board president this fall. Dunten is editor/content manager of SurvivingTimes.com and is a freelance writer and photojournalist.
Congratulations, Sharon! Your hard work and dedication to creating your chapter is truly impressive, and we are glad to have you as part of SPJ.
If you have someone you’d like to nominate for Volunteer of the Month, contact Robyn Davis Sekula, Membership Committee Chair, at email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you!