AFLSE Atlanta Chapter Spring Newsletter

Welcome to the first AFLSE Atlanta Chapter newsletter this year. This newsletter includes:

- Atlanta chapter contacts,
- News from chapter events,
- Upcoming events.

Chapter Contacts: Your Atlanta chapter co-chairs are Sheila Tefft, Director of the Journalism Program at Emory, and Mont Rogers, also at Emory and Director of Market Research in the marketing department. The chapter e-mail is if you would like to contact them. Sheila's direct e-mail address is Mont's is Bios are included at the end of this newsletter. Selena Jackson has agreed to be the Atlanta Chapter contact person for prospective LSE students. You can e-mail her if you know a student who has questions about LSE. Her e-mail address is Her bio is also included at the end of this newsletter.

Chapter Events: By now you should have received the national newsletter from AFLSE describing all the wonderful events for LSE alumni in the nation. We've had two really fun events in Atlanta in the past few months. The Atlanta LSE Holiday event was a big success. This year we had 50 people attend the Atlanta Celtic Christmas Concert, the reception afterwards or both. In attendance were alumni of Cambridge, Oxford, St. Andrews and LSE. Some LSE alumni drove from as far as Chattanooga. You could spot the LSE alumni because they were the best looking ones! The St. Patrick's Day Mixer with Cambridge and Oxford alumni was very enjoyable, even if it was quieter than last year. An intimate group gathered at 5 Seasons Brewing in Roswell and caught up over drinks and snacks.

Upcoming Events: The next alumni of British universities event on our calendar is the annual Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race and Reception at the residence of the British Consul General in Atlanta on April 26. And, the Atlanta Chapter of AFLSE will have a send-off party for new LSE students in the summer. We will send out more information about both of these events.

That's all for now! Some of us have discussed getting a trivia team together to compete in some of the local matches. E-mail us if you would be interested in this.

Biographies for Chapter Contacts

Sheila Tefft, Journalism Program Director at Emory University, was a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent for almost 25 years. Prior to joining Emory, she taught journalism and writing courses at Louisiana State University. She spent 12 years in Asia where she was a correspondent and bureau chief for The Christian Science Monitor in Beijing, Bangkok and New Delhi. She attended Marquette University and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. She received a M.Sc. degree in economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1977. She has also worked for The Chicago Tribune and The Atlanta Constitution and freelanced for many other publications. Her e-mail address is


Mont Rogers joined the Emory University marketing department in December of 2005 as the Director of Strategic Market Intelligence for university marketing. Before that, he was Marketing Research Manager for Emory Healthcare from 1996 to 2005.  Mont has a great deal of knowledge about the Emory brand in Atlanta and as it is perceived in the nation. He has conducted many surveys and focus groups on the corporate Emory brand and product lines within the university and health care system. He has a Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in economics as well as a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics in Economic History.   His e-mail address is                                  

Selena Jackson is a native of Atlanta. She attended Wellesley College and continued her education at LSE in the then new Media @ LSE Masters program, MSc Global Media and Communications. This program is a two-year dual degree Masters with the second year at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her time at LSE during the 2001-2002 academic year was a wonderful experience that exposed her to many different international viewpoints regarding the media including one of the major international topics of the time, the September 11th terrorist attacks that occurred a few weeks before she moved to London. Since graduating from LSE and USC, she has worked in the media/entertainment and non-profit fields and is currently a Teaching Fellow at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta with the goal of combining media, education, and community development in her future career endeavors. Please feel free to contact her with any questions about attending LSE and beyond! Her e-mail address is

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