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Communication Program Alumni

Communication alumni have been successful in a variety of careers

Emporia State University communication alumni have been successful in a variety of careers, and we take great pride in their accomplishments. Our graduates are contributing their expertise to both the public and private sectors within the state of Kansas, as well as nationally and internationally. Many hold professional or advanced degrees from a myriad of prestigious programs and universities. You will find examples of some of our alumni and their places of employment below.

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● JB Bauersfeld, former sportscaster and now actor (Topeka and now Los Angeles area)

● Heather Belcher, 911 Emergency Communications Specialist

● Lacie Birk Hamlin, Realtor EK Real Estate

● Meg Cannon, Director of Substance Abuse Prevention, Region 16 - NorthCare (OKC)

● Jean Cantero, Admissions Counselor, Johnson County Community College

● Dr. Seth Carter, President Colby Community College Colby

● Edward Cates, Jr., Director of Marketing ARCO Design/Build, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)

● Cara Christianson Riley, Management and Program Analyst for Department of Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service

● Brandon Danford, teaching English in Japan with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

● Dr. Mary Decker Shivley, Honors College Faculty (ESU); Assistant Professor School of Education, Leadership Studies (Baker University)

● Cass Coughlin, Dean of Students (ESU)

● Thomas Felts, Owner of Thomas Felts Photography

● Bradley L. Fisher, IT Technical Recruiter for the Addison Group (OKC)

● Bryan Foltz, On-air Personality and Producer Mix 93.3 KMXV

● Daniel George, District Executive Quivira Council, Boy Scouts of America

● Kala Glass Bosworth, American Cancer Society

● Toya Green, Director of Debate, California State University Fullerton, and Motivational Speaker

● Anne Hackman, General Manager Ulta Beauty

● Lacey Hall, Kennett Kansas Insurance Department

● Lacee Hansen Newton, Development Director, Lawrence Children’s Shelter

● Dustin Hardison, Director of Agency Services for Harvesters, the Community Food Network

● Tess Hobson, Kansas State University Interim Assistant Director of the KSU Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry

● Daniel Hubert, JD, Associate General Counsel at Century Link

● Michael Hubert, Vice-President, Global Communications, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

● Preston James, IV JD Client Specialist/Agent at JR Sports Enterprises, Executive Director at Other Side of Sports and C.E.O. at PJ4 & Associates Sports Management Consulting; Legal Educator

● Dale Masterson, Senior Director of Development University of California Berkeley

● Krissy McFarland Kearney, Registrar University of Kansas Hospital/ St. Francis

● Garion Masterson, Associate Producer at Field Station: Dinosaurs

● Thomas O’neal, Supervisor of a Child Abuse and Neglect Investigation Unit with the Missouri Department of Social Services

● Kayla Oney Savage, Education Coordinator UFM Community Learning Center/Global Campus (KSU)

● Victoria Partridge, Area Director & Communications Manager/Communities In Schools of Mid-America

● Kaylee Jo Perkins, Client Care Coordinator at Amada Senior Care

● Sarah Phillips Aligo, Development Manager (fundraiser), Chattanooga Area Food Bank

● Brian Protheroe, Strategy Manager for Leadership Learning & Talent at Macy's, Inc.

● David Register, Co-Director of Debate Bard College

● Dr. Taylor Relph Kriley, Director of Inclusion & Diversity Excellence at Fort Hays State University Hays

● Kimberly Rodebaugh, JD, Assistant District Attorney for Reno County

● Dr. Kyle Richards, Senior Consultant Kearney & Company

● Kelly Ripple, Water Access Manager for Oral Health Kansas Org (advocacy and education organization)

● Andrea Roberts Pierson, JD. Attorney and Partner Faegre Baker Daniels Law Firm

● Dr. Scott Titsworth, Dean of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University

● Sarah Van Petten, Professional Relations Coordinator. Shriners Healthcare for Children (Twin Cities)

● Jessica Velazquez Nickels, Therapist and Marketing Liaison at Resolve Counseling and Wellness

● Brett Weller, Marketing Manager at Hutton Construction