Journalism Education Association Certifies Three Jostens Yearbook Sales Representatives

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Fourth year of elite certification program brings total of Jostens accredited reps to 56

Jostens, the leading provider of publications, jewelry and consumer goods serving the K-12 and college market, announced that three of its yearbook sales representatives have earned the Journalism Education Association’s (JEA) designation of Certified Journalism Educators (CJE). The newly certified group joins an exclusive group of 53 other Jostens sales representatives, bringing the company’s CJE total to an industry-leading 56.

The designation allows certified yearbook representatives to partner with educators to enhance students’ experience in developing Common Core and 21st Century Skills.

Jostens has endorsed the JEA’s rigorous accreditation process as part of its formal sales representative training program. Earning the certification requires weeks of preparation and passing a three-hour exam focusing on journalistic writing and editing, graphics and design, legal and ethical considerations, fiscal management, leadership training, conflict resolution and more.

"Certification from the Journalism Education Association helps signify the top performers in our profession—those individuals who possess the education and experience to teach journalism and advise student publications," said Kelly Furnas, JEA executive director. "Jostens has shown its commitment to schools and students by making this level of excellence a standard for its representatives who interact with classrooms."

The newly certified Jostens CJEs are: Chelsea Harlan, Brian Fessler, and Jason Kaiser.

For more information about how Jostens CJEs can partner with schools and educators to provide Common Core and 21st Century Skills, visit Jostens at the Journalism Education Association (JEA) Convention in Los Angeles, California April 14-15, 2016 in booth #12.

About Jostens
Jostens is a trusted partner in the academic and achievement channel, providing products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include yearbooks, publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Founded in 1897 and based in Minneapolis, Minn., Jostens is a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and can be found online at

About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a diversified, global consumer products company with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, authentic brands. Jarden’s record of strong financial performance and organic growth is supported by a focused operating culture coupled with value enhancing acquisitions and shareholder focused capital allocation. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Envirocooler®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew-Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, Waddington, Yankee Candle® and YOU®; Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, Dalbello®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Gulp!®, Hardy®, Invicta®, Jostens®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Neff®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Squadra®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; and Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Cadence®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rainbow®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #348 on the Fortune 500 and has over 35,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit

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