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The WVU Reed College of Media has thousands of graduates across the country and around the world, and each alumnus is an important member of the College of Media family.

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Where are they now?

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1970s

Michele Ash (BSJ, 1970)
Self-employed
Graphic Designer
Sun City Center, Florida

Brenda Eggert Brader (BSJ, 1972)
Freelance writer
Eggert Brader Freelance
Winter Haven, Florida

James Joslyn (BSJ, 1978)
Photojournalist
WJLA-ABC7
Arlington, Virginia

Barbara Keiling (BSJ, 1978)
Middle school principal
Fredrick County Public Schools
Fredrick County, Maryland

Paula Lichiello (BSJ, 1977)
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Lynchburg College
Lynchburg, Virginia

Charles Mason (BSJ, 1977)
Business Reporter
Daily News
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Valerie Nieman (BSJ, 1978)
Professor
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, North Carolina

Kevin Smith (BSJ, 1979)
Deputy Director
Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism
Columbus, Ohio

Vickie Tassan (BSJ, 1977)
Director of Community Investment
E*TRADE Financial
Arlington, Virginia


1980s

Jeffrey Halpern (BSJ, 1981)
Senior Vice President, Associate Creative Director of Copy
Centron Communications
New York, New York

Jeff Hertrick (BSJ, 1981)
Director of news & documentary digital video
National Geographic Studios
Washington, D.C.

Brenda Pruett (BSJ, 1980)
Extension agent
West Virginia University
Princeton, West Virginia

John Smith (BSJ, 1986; MSJ, 1988)
News Editor
The Cumberland Times
Cumberland, Maryland

Jennifer Starsick (BSJ, 1983)
Sales manager
WVjobfinder.com
Charleston, West Virginia


1990s

Tara Hun-Dorris (BSJ, 1995)
Owner of and Principal Medical Writer
THD Editorial, Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Brant James (BSJ, 1991)
Motorsports Writer
USA Today Sports
Largo, Florida

Wendi (Silcott) MacKay (BSJ, 1994)
Manager of corporate communications
Toyota Canada, Inc.
Ontario, Canada

Jessica Posel (BSJ, 1994; IMC 2006)
Direct Response Marketing Consultant
Icon Consultants at Merrill Edge
Plano, Texas

Matthew Tabeek (BSJ, 1994)
NFL editor
CBS Sports/cbssports.com
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


2000s

Leah Bogdan (BSJ, 2002)
Publications Specialist and Editor
CLG
Morgantown, West Virginia

Aubrey Buberniak (BSJ, 2009)
Manager of Digital Communications
Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Natalie Committee (BSJ, 2009)
Communications Manager
New West Technologies
Washington, D.C.

Dominick Dale (BSJ, 2007)
Senior communications analyst
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Washington, D.C.

Daniel Dudley (BSJ, 2008)
On-air Radio Host and Producer
Radio Disney Worldwide
Burbank, California

Karen Snyder Duke (BSJ, 2009)
Health Editor
Redbook
New York, New York

Sean Fluharty (BSJ, 2006)
WV Delegate / Lawyer
Harris Law Offices
Wheeling, West Virginia

W. Jesse Forbes (BSJ, 2002)
Partner and co-owner
Forbes Law Offices
Charleston, West Virginia

Shannon Blosser (BSJ, 2002)
Pastor
Claylick United Methodist Church
Salvisa, Kentucky

Dan Bullock (BSJ, 2005)
Senior PR Supervisor/Executive of Corporate Communications
5W Public Relations
New York, New York

Matt Franzblau (BSJ, 2005)
Communications Director
Jewish Federation of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida

Tamar Frumkin (BSJ, 2004)
Head of Inbound Marketing
Nanorep
Herzliya, Israel

Kathryn Gattens (BSJ, 2008)
Grants and External Relations Coordinator
Western Maryland Health System Foundation
Cumberland, Maryland

Ashley Hurst (BSJ, 2005)
Meetings and Membership Services Manager
National Mining Association
Washington, D.C.

Michael Kalany (BSJ, 2007)
Landman
EQT Production Company
Bridgeport, West Virginia

Ben Katko (BSJ, 2009)
Reporter
WXIX-TV
Cincinnati, Ohio

Tricia Kelley (BSJ, 2009)
Freelance journalist and lecturer
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia

Shalane Koon (BSJ, 2007; IMC, 2009)
Executive Director
Thirty-One Gifts
Star City, West Virginia

Kristin Meeks (MS-IMC, 2007)
Owner
WV Social Media Consultants LLC
Vienna/Parkersburg, West Virginia

Alexander Sabol (BSJ, 2001)
Program Manager
Micron Technology
Manassas, Virginia

Amanda Spangler (BSJ, 2008)
Senior Strategic Planner
Edelman
New York, New York

Kara Stoller (BSJ, 2005)
Marketing Director
Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association
Steamboat, Colorado

Audrey Taylor (BSJ, 2008)
Marketing Coordinator
Hillcrest Healthcare System
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Kelly Weikle (BSJ, 2009)
Senior Communications Specialist
Columbia Pipeline Group
Charleston, West Virginia


2010s

Samantha Fritz (IMC, 2012)
Director of Communications
Commander’s Family of Restaurants
New Orleans, Louisiana

Nicole Beagin (BSJ, 2010)
Associate Editorial Director
The American Journal of Managed Care
Plainsboro, New Jersey

Lindsey Burnworth (BSJ, 2012)
Public Information Officer
Ohio State Department of Commerce
Columbus, Ohio

Jessica Cloonan (BSJ, 2014)
Real estate sales associate
Washingtonian Magazine
Washington, D.C.

Patrick Delaney (IMC, 2013)
Director of Policy Communication
American Soybean Association
Washington, D.C.

Paul Espinosa, Jr. (BSJ, 2011)
Track announcer for Hollywood Casino
Charlestown Races
Charlestown, West Virginia

Morgan Frier (BSJ, 2013)
Sales and Marketing Assistant
KYW Newsradio 1060
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Annette Gannon (IMC, 2014)
Marketing operations manager
Proquest
Ann Harbor, Michigan

Kiersten Gardner (BSJ, 2011)
Director of marketing
Buan Consulting
Annapolis, Maryland

Diane Jeanty (BSJ, 2014)
Associate Booking Producer
HuffPost Live
New York, New York

Bryce Lyons (BSJ, 2011)
Capture/operations specialist
Sabre Systems
Alexandria, Virginia

Stephanie Marchant (IMC, 2014)
Adjunct Faculty Member
Reinhardt University
Waleska, Georgia

Sally McHugh (BSJ, 2012)
Account Coordinator
SpeakerBox Communications
McLean, Virginia

Elizabeth McMahon (BSJ, 2012)
Media Sales Consultant
Baltimore Sun Media Group
Baltimore, Maryland

Bailee (Morris) Miller (BSJ, 2010)
Project analyst
Allegheny Science & Technology
Fairmont, West Virginia

Candace Nelson (BSJ, 2011; MSJ, 2013)
Senior Writer
WVU University Relations/News
Morgantown, West Virginia

Nicole Racadag (BSJ, 2008; MSJ, 2010)
Public and Media Relations Manager
American Chiropractic Association
Arlington, Virginia

Abby Roberts (BSJ, 2015)
Graduate student
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia

Leigh Russell (BSJ, 2010)
Tournament Activation and Community Outreach Coordinator
PGA Tour

Amy Smiley (IMC, 2013)
Franchise communications and marketing manager
GNC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wesley Uhler (BSJ, 2013)
Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting
Youngstown Phantoms Hockey Team
Youngstown, Ohio

Ashlie Walter (BSJ, 2013)
Night Cops Reporter
The News & Advance
Lynchburg, Virginia

Katie White (BSJ, 2013)
Manager of Group Sales and Outreach
Maine State Music Theatre
Brunswick, Maine