2018 Alumni Award Honorees

Each year, the college’s Alumni Board recognizes outstanding alumni and faculty to be honored at the annual Celebration event for their outstanding achievements, service to the community and enduring impact on students. 

We are pleased to announce the 2018 class of alumni honorees

Outstanding Alumni

Recognizes alumni who have obtained the highest level of professional or academic accomplishment and demonstrated service to the College of Communication Arts & Sciences and the community.

  • Andrea Brimmer, B.A. Advertising '87 – Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer, Ally Financial
  • R. Matt Davis, B.A. Journalism '86 – President, Dow North America; and SVP, Global Public Affairs & Government Affairs, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Jeffrey Lambert, B.A. Advertising '93 – President and Managing Partner, Lambert, Edwards & Associates
  • Laura Lawson, B.A. Advertising '99 – Chief People Officer, United Shore Mortgage
  • Jeffrey C. Rachor, B.A. Communication '83 – President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Automotive Inc.
  • Kristy Schena, B.A. Audiology and Speech Sciences '93 – Executive Director and Founder, Kids on the Go
  • Laurence B. Stone, B.A. Television and Radio '64 – Executive Director, Ohio Judicial College, Emeritus

Rising Star

Honors an alumnus or alumna who graduated within the past 10 years and has a strong record of accomplishment and service to the community.

  • Erica Hughes, B.A. Communication/PR '08 – Media Manager, Conagra Brands

Faculty Impact Award

Given annually to a current ComArtSci faculty member whose dedication to teaching and mentoring has had a noteworthy and enduring impact on the lives and careers of students.

  • Allison Eden, Ph.D. Communication '11 – Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, College of Communication Arts & Sciences

We look forward to hosting our outstanding alumni during awards week in April, when they will be recognized for their achievements at The Celebration alumni awards ceremony and strolling dinner on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in the WKAR Studios at the College of Communication Arts & Sciences. 

If you have questions about the 2018 alumni award honorees or The Celebration, please reach out to casalum@msu.edu