Alumni News

Adam Bain, ENG/JRN ’95, was the commencement speaker at the College of Arts & Science graduation. He is the president of Global Revenue and Partnership at Twitter.

Ivy Bayer, Mass Com ‘01, was named president and publisher of Cincinnati Magazine. She has been advertising director previously.

Chris Vogt, JRN ’05 is the founder and owner of The Lindenwald Ledger. The newspaper was created in 2006 as an online news source, it is also a monthly print tabloid for the community located in Hamilton, Ohio.

David Spunt, JRN & POL ‘07, is now a reporter at KYW-TV in Philadelphia.

Chris Rule, ENG/JRN ’07, started a job at a small financial services firm called WealthStone as an Investment Operations Associate. He assists in trading, overall operations and in the high-net worth client reporting. Before this, he was at US Bank for 4.5 years and worked his way up to branch manager. He and his wife Amanda also became parents to a baby boy named Luca last year.

Kathleen Morton, JRN & PSY ’08, is the communications coordinator, Colorado School of Mines. She also is currently living small in a 140-square-foot camper trailer as an experiment in reducing her environmental footprint:

Kellyn Moran, JRN and POL ’09 taught kindergarten and first grade in Maryland through Teach for America for three years and received her master’s in education in early childhood curriculum and instruction from George Mason University in 2011. She now works in educational publishing as a project manager, for Teaching Strategies LLC in Bethesda, Maryland.

Ida Lieszkovszky Hargitai, JRN ’09 now cover Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court for the Northeast Ohio Media Group, which is and The Plain Dealer.

Lauren Pulte, JRN ‘09. After six years in Washington, DC, she began a new job as PR and Communications Manager for The Onion. As The Onion's head of PR, she handles all external PR and media relations, as well as help with B2B marketing opportunities for Onion Inc. and its other properties.

Brett Hoffland, JRN ‘10 is a now a reporter at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Adam Hainsfurther, JRN ‘11 is working as a Production Assistant at C-SPAN Radio in Washington, DC.

Mandi Cardosi, JRN ’11, is a government reporter for The State Journal in Charleston, WV. She started out at The News and Sentinel in arkersburg, WV as a crime reporter.

Ally Seibert, JRN & Mass Comm ‘12, was hired as a staff writer for the NBC drama Chicago Fire. Allie moved to LA after graduation and had been working her way up the TV ladder.

Kelly Stincer, JRN & MAC ’15, accepted a position at the Columbus-based MediaSource group. Stincer will work as a content assistant who will help create multi-platform content. She was hired by ‘87 Mass Com grad Lisa Arledge Powell.

Jessica Barga, JRN & Marketing ’15, will start in June at the University of Dayton as a Marketing Content Manager in their Marketing and Creative Services Department.

Emily Hanhart, JRN & STC ‘15, will be the assistant communications director for Nouveau Inc. Nouveau provides strategic policy, regulatory compliance, public relations, crisis management, technical expertise, project management, and litigation support services to public and private sector clients concerning all aspects of the logistics, infrastructure, energy, and transport industries. She will be assisting in creating, writing and producing all communications tactics for Nouveau's clients based in Texas and Washington, D.C.

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