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Emeritus Faculty: Robert Mikulewicz


B.A., Wilkes College

M.Ed., University of Colorado

M.Journ., University of California, Berkeley

At A Glance

Started 1969
Classes Taught Intro to Mass Communications, Press & Society, News Reporting & Writing, Publications Workshop
Department Journalism
Retired 1981


Mikulewicz, Robert T. An Approach to the Problems of Beginning High School Journalism Teachers. MJ thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 1966. Print.

Yavapai College Career


Mr. Robert Mikulewicz must have hit the ground running when he started at Yavapai College as the Founding Journalism Faculty in 1969.  Classes started Sept. 29, 1969 and the first edition of the school newspaper, Ruff-Riter, came out the same day.  He had only started at the College a few weeks prior to that date.  How he got the student reporters together to produce the first edition of the paper is a testimony to his skill and enthusiasm as a journalism instructor.  

The bi-weekly Ruff-Riter was one of two publications to be produced that first semester. Reveille, a 32 page news magazine, was on the newsstands December, 1969. Reveille ran once a semester for three issues and was replaced by Dateline, a 60 page publication covering news and events at the College.  Dateline was published once a semester from Fall 1972 to Fall 1981.

Mr. Mikulewicz taught Introduction to Mass Communications, Press & Society, News Reporting & Writing (Beginning & Advanced), and a Publications Workshop which published the Ruff-Riter, Dateline, and Reveille.

Mr. Mikulewicz retired in 1981 and was given Emeritus Faculty status in May, 1981. 

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The College Seal

The College Seal was adopted in Sept. 1969.

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