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Meet Martin Mbugua, Ivy League’s Princeton University’s Spokesman

Posted by Administrator on December 15, 2011

In May 2011, Princeton University named Kenyan-American spokesperson of the New Jersey Ivy League university. Martin Mbugua, who has an undergraduate in Journalism from St. John’s University, has more than 17 years of professional experience in mass media and university communications.

Martin Mbugua a former freelance journalist with the Daily Nation and The Standard is the spokeman for Princeton University.

Martin Mbugua a former freelance journalist with the Daily Nation and The Standard is the spokesman for Princeton University.

Mbugua, who has an undergraduate in Journalism from St. John’s University, has more than 17 years of professional experience in mass media and university communications. In his role at Princeton, Mbugua will liaise between the New Jersey Ivy League institution and media outlets around the world.

“Martin brings with him deep expertise working in media in this country and abroad,” said Director of News and Editorial Services Cass Cliatt. “Building on an accomplished career as a newspaper reporter in Kenya and New York City, he developed a proven track record in higher education for effective strategic communications, cultivating strong relationships and creative problem-solving. Martin’s contributions will be a true asset to the University community.”

Before joining Princeton earlier this month, Mbugua was the communications and marketing manager for the Murphy Institute at the City University of New York.

Before that, he served as senior news editor for the University of Delaware, where he was a media spokesperson and was part of the news planning and management team for UDaily, an online university news site for students.

From 1998 to 2004, Mbugua worked at the New York Daily News. He managed crime and New York City Police Department news reporting, handling a steady flow of breaking news stories. While in that role, he was part of a reporting team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in recognition of superior first-day reporting of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the events that followed.

Mbugua holds an MBA from the University of Delaware and another Masters in Government from St. Johns University. He also served as a U.S. based freelance correspondent for Kenyan newspapers – the Daily Nation and the Standard in Nairobi.

Source: AFRICAN IMMIGRANT JOURNAL

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3 Responses to “Meet Martin Mbugua, Ivy League’s Princeton University’s Spokesman”

  1. Ramon said

    Kudos

  2. ITHAVETHI said

    VALLEYS OF FORTUNE.

    Once as a little boy
    I craved for letters and numerals
    Three miles away, three miles again
    On a cold morning
    Bare-footed

    On a rough path,
    Lined with pebbles and thorns
    I cried with pain, holding my weary pen
    Saved from years of toil and turmoil
    Dew breaking my breding feet

    Years whirled and swirled
    Behind shrubs of rare knowledge
    Urging me on
    With pangs of regret
    Scratching the bare ground for clues

    Moments as the years trudged on
    On the back of a docile mule
    Along the Hills of Lokitaung
    I matched confidently and boldly
    Towards the valleys of fortune.

    **Hongera Bw. Mbugua. Najivunia.

  3. Owiti said

    This is very nice. According to the official university announcement this happened in May 2011.

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