The Celebration: 2024 alumni honorees announced

The Alumni Board of ComArtSci acknowledges an esteemed roster of Spartan graduates for their passion, contributions and professionalism each year. This year marks the 52nd class of excellent individuals honored at The Celebration.

Alumni, family and friends of ComArtSci are invited to save the date for The 2024 Celebration on Saturday, April 20.

This year's event will honor five alumni to accept the Outstanding Alumni Award - an honor recognizing ComArtSci graduates who have obtained the highest level of professional or academic achievement and demonstrated service to the college and Spartan community. One alumnus will be presented with the college's Rising Star Award for their strong record of accomplishment and service to the community. One will receive the Honorary Honoree Award for someone who is not a ComArtSci graduate but demonstrates outstanding and continued support to the college.

This year's Outstanding Alumni honorees join 245 alumni and industry professionals recognized by ComArtSci to date. The 2024 ComArtSci Alumni Award honorees include:

Outstanding Alumni

Kim Eberhardt

B.A. Journalism 2002 
Vice President and Emerging Talent Manager, Identity

Jack Ebling

B.A. Television and Radio 1973; B.A. Communication 1975 
Owner of Ebling Media | Host, “The Drive with Jack” (Radio) and “Press Pass” (TV) 

Ashton Henderson

B.A. Advertising 2010 
Deputy Athletic Director of Championship Resources & Culture, Michigan State University

Frank Tramble

B.A. Advertising 2009 
Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs, Duke University

Andy Vallentine

B.A. Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media 2010 
Film & Commercial Director, The Audio Visual Crew


Rising Star

Natasha Janiece LaGrone

B.A. Communication 2013
Producer, Host, Actress, Good Seed Media LLC


Honorary Alumni Award

Jeff Cruz

B.S. Advertising 1992, Arizona State University 
EVP, Chief Creative Officer, MRM Detroit


The Celebration will take place at the WKAR Studios inside the Communication Arts and Sciences building.

More information about this free event and a link to register will be available soon.

By: Miles Sloan

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