Alumni Stories

Sierra Searcy delivers the news at NewsNet Northern Michigan in Cadillac, Michigan.

J-School Graduate Sierra Searcy Thrives in Anchor/Producer Role

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Graphic of graduation cap with the words Spartan Strong and Class of 2020

Spartans Encouraged to Submit Video Messages to MSU Seniors

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Teresa standing with faculty Peter LaPine and friend and fellow alum Anna Blakely

Alumni Q&A: Interview with Communicative Sciences and Disorders Alumna Teresa Lyden

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Cheyna Roth on sidewalk in black and white

Alumni Q&A: An Interview with Journalism Alumna Cheyna Roth

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Jacob Roberts on set at studio

Alumni Q&A: An Interview with Media & Information Alumnus Jacob Roberts

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Lisa Register smiling in a seating area

Alumni Q&A: An Interview with Communicative Sciences & Disorders Alumna Lisa Register

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Kogler set against a backdrop of trees, smiling and holding a purse and wearing sunglasses

Alumni Q&A: Interview with Communication Alumna Stacey Kogler

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Susan on stage smiling on chair holding book

HGTV Co-founder and MSU Alumni Susan Packard Redefines the Meaning of Being ‘Fully Human’

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Photo of Steen Wichmann working behind the scenes

Camp ALEC: Spartan Filmmaker Produces Documentary Focused on Social Justice

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Are you a Spartan writer?

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Photo of Brian Bowe and Naheda Makhadmeh

Shared Interest Leads Alumni to Pioneer Research on Media and Society

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Alumna Puts Sizzle in Public Affairs Campaign with Bacon Vending Machine

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Shaniqua Davis

Combating Bias in Hiring

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ComArtSci Alumni Celebrate One Year of Entrepreneurial Advertising Success

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antonice

Antonice Strickland Jackson Named Among ‘Top 25 PR Millennials to Watch’

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Elyse Kaye, entrepreneur and founder of Bloom Bras

Communication Alumna Blossoms into an Entrepreneur of Size-Inclusivity

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Alumna Gives Thanks: Reading Beyond the Story to Write My Own

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Evan Edwards

Evan Edwards Levels Up West Coast Field Experience into Game Development Career

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‘The World is Watching’: J-School Alum Prepares for Election Night at Bloomberg Breaking News Desk

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Casey Hurbis Quicken Loans CMO

Quicken Loans CMO Casey Hurbis Builds a Career From the Ground Up

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Kristy Schena

Kids on the Go Founder Kristy Schena Recognized as Outstanding Alumni

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Erika Myers

Alumna Erika Myers Makes Waves at Stryker

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Jade Wiselogle

ComArtSci and CAL Alumna Establishes Herself in NYC

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ComArtSci Alumnus Terry Inch.

Alumnus Terry Inch Retires After 16 Years with GM

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Faculty member Bruno Takahashi presenting ICA award to Alumnus Rain Wuyu LIu

PhD Alumnus Rain Wuyu Liu Wins ICA Dissertation Award

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Journalism alumna Susan Ager.

Making a Career of Curiosity: Susan Ager Inducted into Journalism Hall of Fame

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Awards at the 2018 Alumni Celebration.

Professional Excellence Recognized at Alumni Celebration

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Advertising alumnus Jacques Chouinard.

Jacques Chouinard: Doner's Award-Winning Junior Copywriter

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Artist-In-Residence Addresses Strategies for Surviving Racism

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Alumna Helping Shape Design at 'Time' Magazine

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Telecommunications alumnus '97 Brad Sayles.

Alumnus Brad Sayles Hits a Crescendo in Audio Career with Grammy

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derek blalock

AD+PR Alumnus Derek Blalock Bikes 7,000 Miles to Raise Awareness for Heart Health

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PR alumna Andrea Poole smiles for the camera.

Alumna Promoted to Vice President

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Alumni award glass trophies lined up on a table, blue tint

2018 Alumni Award Honorees

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Advertising alumna and Miss Michigan USA 2018 Elizabeth Johnson.

Alumna Elizabeth Johnson Trades Cap for a Crown

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Jemele Hill speaks to students at ComArtSci

Alumna Jemele Hill Talks Career Success

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M&I alumna Karen Stefl looks into the camera.

Mid-Life Isn’t a Crisis for Alumna Karen Stefl

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Ally's CMO and ComArtSci alumna Andrea Brimmer.

Advertising Alumna Andrea Brimmer Leads Ally's Marketing + PR

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Tyler Oakley holding WKAR shirt

Tyler Oakley Returns to MSU

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Thea Neal

Journalism Alumna Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 for Work with Hallmark

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Margie Bauman meets with MSU Journalism students.

Students Attend Lunch Talk with Alaskan Alumna Margie Bauman

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ComArtSci alumnus Tyler Oakley stands in front of his parade car with his arm around MSU President Simon.

Tyler Oakley's Week as Homecoming Grand Marshal

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Terry Sieting

Alumnus Emphasizes the Importance of a Passion Project

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Elizabeth Ross

Why This ComArtSci Alumna Wants You to Take Risks

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Mark Bellissimo

Advertising Alumnus Stresses Importance of Finding a Balance Inside and Outside of the Classroom

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Alumnus Tony Hopp and senior Cara Murphy in front of the ComArtSci building.

William J. Hopp Scholarship Provides a Year of Free Tuition

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Andi Tonis and Lukas Miller

Mentoring Minds Wide Open

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Who Will Turn Their Passion into a Career? SPARTANS WILL.

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Who Will Make a Difference? SPARTANS WILL.

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Excellence Without Arrogance: SPARTANS WILL.

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Who Will Rise, Succeed and Open Doors? SPARTANS WILL.

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Who Will Change the Game? SPARTANS WILL.

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Who will take chances and build their future? SPARTANS WILL.

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Craig Custance

Beyond MSU, Custance Finds Passion at The Athletic Detroit

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Amber Lewis posing with Spartan plume.

ComArtSci Alumna Writes a Love Letter to Detroit and Secures Career in Social Media

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Molly Fletcher wearing a pink jacket and black shirt.

From Sports Agent to Business Mogul: ComArtSci Alumna Takes Leadership to a New Level

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Eason mans the camera for Watt's daughter Cecelia.

M.A. Grad Having an Award-Filled Year

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Haley Kluge standing next to Sparty.

Journalism Graduate Lands Position at Men’s Health

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ComArtSci advertising alums standing together for a group photo.

Field Experience Trip Leads ComArtSci Students to Prestigious Internships

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Jacob Kornbluth

MSU Alum Betters His Craft in Directing and Film

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head and shoulder of Melaine Reardon

AD+PR Alumna Finds Success as Producer and Development Executive

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Jamal Spencer smiling dressed in dark suit and blue stripped tie against the background of red curtains.

Spencer Gets Drafted for His Dream Job Early in the Game

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Student Liv Larsen at her desk at 4th Row Films.

Award-winning MSU Film Student Pursues Passion in New York City

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Cover photo of Chuck Werles' book "A Life Time in Reverse."

Journalism Alumnus Shares Stories of Adventure and Inspiration in His Latest Book

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Hanna Sprague working at Pro Sports

Grad Credits Full-time Position in LA to MSU Experiences and AWSM

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Geoff Johns wearing a blue t-shirt with saying, "Greetings from Michigan."

ComArtSci Alumnus Geoff Johns Named President and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment

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Head and shoulder portrait photo of Chris Kuechenmeister

MSU Advertising Alum Holds a Sweet and Savory Position with Frito-Lay

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portrait shot of Jeff McWherter at Gravity Works office

Telecommunications Alum Finds his Niche Close to MSU

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Author Patricia Kiska holding her book, "Brest Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction."

Alumna’s Career Path Leads to Publishing of Recent Book

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headshot of authors Jessica Lipowski.

ComArtSci graduate spices up her career with book on Amsterdam restaurants

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Patrick New, Steve Van Wormer, David Sakol and myself. We went to Washington, D.C. in July 1990 to pick up an award we won for THE SHOW (“Best College TV Show”).

Communication Alumnus Jeff Witzke Shares How ComArtSci Helped Launch His Career in L.A.

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Tom Hayden at the Garage, a tech incubator space.

Alumnus Tom Hayden Reflects on 10 Years of Experience

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Close up head shot of Irum Ibrahim

Journalism Grad Pursuing Career in Storytelling, Human Rights

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Craig Custance on air during ESPN interview.

Journalism Alumnus Reflects on Journalism Program and College Experience

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MSU alumni Lauren Lahrman at Microsoft.

Young Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Lahrman

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John Marcicky

Alumnus Working to Transform Detroit's Public Space

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Marc Hudson discussing Rocket Fiber

Alumnus Helps Speed Up Detroit's Downtown Resurgence

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Ben Hawala and Cris Roebuck

Alumni-Founded Company Gives Pure Michigan Campaign a Boost

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Byron Reeves in lecture hall room 147 of the Communication Arts and Sciences building.

Alumnus Attributes Start in Research to the College

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Margi Bauman at the 2015 MSU Homecoming Parade wearing a MSU sweatshirt and scarf.

J-School Alum Covers Global Fisheries from Alaska

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Colleen Hanley during her presentation of "The Power Of 2"

Alumna Newly Appointed VP for Federal-Mogul Powertrain

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Mike Healy with MSU Sparty at Detroit's Comerica Park.

Communication Alum Creates All-American Experiences at Big League Ballpark

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Head and shoulder portrait of Steve Naru.

MSU J-School Transforms Career Path for West Point Grad

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Scott Stone backpacking across Europe.

Graduation Gift Sets Alumnus on a Lifetime of Journeys

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MSU Alumni April Clobes standing in the lobby of the MSU Federal Credit Union

MSU Alumna Leads MSU Federal Credit Union

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Nancy Reihheimer Kaufman working on a language exercise with children.

Alumna Builds Exemplary Career in Speech and Language Pathology

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Headshot of Lillian Preston.

Alumna Combines Passion for Health and Broadcasting

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Rosie Quasarano at Cup and Spoon coffee shop

Alumna Living the Dream of Owning Her Own Business

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Susan Ager standing in front of the entrance to the Taking Back Detroit exhibit in Detroit.

Alumna Tells Detroit's Story for National Geographic

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Kevin Pauga taken durning MSU Spartan basketball game.

Alum an Innovator in College Basketball Analytics

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Pat Foley accepting the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.

Alumnus Enters Hockey Hall of Fame

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Susan Goldberg at the opening of the Taking Back Detroit exhibit.

Alumna First Female to Serve as Editor in Chief of National Geographic

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Headshot of Maxie C. Jackson

Alumnus Takes Over as Station Manager at Public Radio Station

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