What's New:

The Bloomsburg University Xi Omega chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society, has been named the 2019 Chapter of the Year by the National Communication Association.


 

Congrats to Communication Studies student Kyle Bower for serving as APSCUF’s summer government-relations and communications intern.

 

 

 

Congrats to The National Communication Association Student Club (NCASC)! NCASC was selected as the 2018 Bloomsburg University Student Organization of the Year for their outstanding work in the areas of leadership, programming, and service.


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Featured Student

Sydney Rimmer

My name is Sydney Rimmer, and I am currently a senior at Bloomsburg, double majoring in Communication Studies with a Leadership and Public Advocacy focus and Political Science with a Legal Studies focus, as well as a minor in Public Relations. This summer, I am beyond grateful to have participated in an internship at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in the Senate Republicans Communications Office, as it was an incredibly fulfilling experience.
The office had a group of employees designated to each area of communications. There were teams of employees for areas such as speech writing, webmasters, photography, film, social media, and others. I got to shadow and help complete assignments in each of these areas, and gain an appreciation for the importance of each specialty. This offered a unique opportunity to understand “a day in the life” of the employees in this office and their responsibilities, and it also gave me an opportunity to meet people outside of the office, and experience things many other people will never experience. Seeing the behind the scenes of these events was so interesting.
The brunt of my work was done in June, as that is when the Senate is in session and the budget is being passed. Once the budget passed, July slowed down and there were significantly less events occurring, therefore less events for me to shadow, as the Senators stay in their district offices as opposed to coming to the Capitol. This gave me an accurate representation of the job, both the hustle and bustle of June, and the relaxed nature of July.
This internship has also proven to be a vital step in my networking. I received a follow up luncheon with the lobbying firm who encouraged me to intern in the Capitol, as well as encouragement from my office to look for a career in the Senate when I graduate. I got a chance to work with several Senators, thereby networking with them, which was a personal goal of mine for the summer. Another strength of my internship was the bond I formed with my coworkers. I was the only intern in my office, however I fit in perfectly with the full time employees despite us being in all different walks of life. I had anticipated forming relationships with my coworkers, but I had not foreseen how close I would grow with them. I am so blessed to now call many of my coworkers my friends. We have spent time together in both the office, as well as our free time, and I am elated they have taken me under their wings, and I still stay in touch with many of them despite being many months post internship.
My internship was a wonderful experience, and truly turned out to be a highlight of my summer. I am able to walk away from this office confident that I completed assignments efficiently and to the best of my ability. I have grown from this experience, and I am excited to see how the things I have learned and the connections I have made will apply to my future endeavors.



Alumni of
Communication Studies

AlumThese examples should give you an idea of the interesting and various careers that our graduates have chosen.

Bailey, Beth Rueppel, Development Office, Intercollegiate Athletics, Penn State
University.

Barbrie, Frank,  '98. TESOL teacher working for "Berlitz" international, Kobe, Japan.  ali@kba.att.ne.jp

Barusevicius, Tracy (Brown), '85  - Pennsylvania/New Jersey Medical Field Sales Consultant, Medela, Inc.; McHenry IL.

Belvedere, Lindsay, '05 , Recruiter, Aerotek Professional Services, Wk: 201-793-1020, E-mail: lbelvede@aerotek.com.

Berman, Pamela (Ohl), '85, Instructional Designer/Developer, Institute for Interactive Technologies Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center, 240 Market Street Suite 102, Bloomsburg, PA, pberman@bloomu.edu, http://iit.bloomu.edu

Boothe, Jeremy H., 09', Neighborhood Life Leader (Non-Clinical Unit Mgr.), Inglis House, Philadelphia, Pa.  jeremy.boothe@inglis.org
http://www.inglis.org/

Brady, Caroline – ‘02. Intensive Case Manager, Central Susuquehanna Opportunities, Inc. /PA CareerLink Snyder County. Selinsgrove, PA.

Buchwald, Hallie, '11 Sales Administrative Assistant E.A. Berg Associates, Inc. Hmbuchwald@gmail.com 17 Houston Pl., Haworth NJ.

Buffington, Lori (Ulrich)  - Training Manager, Hershey Park, PA.

Campbell, Christina, Coordinator of Events and Volunteers, YWCA - Williamsport, PA.

Chapin, John  - Assistant Professor of Communication, Penn State University, Beaver Campus.

Cheek, Kristen ’05, University Relations Strategist, QVC Talent Acquisition, Wk 484-701-8535, E-mail Kristen.M.Cheek@Qvc.com

Clarke, Johnetta  '04 - Universal Associate - The Vanguard Group - 1001 Cedar Hollow, Valley Forge PA 19482. (610) 503-5159. Johnetta_Clarke@vanguard.com.

Clarke, Lori - Office of Development, LaSalle College, Philadelphia, PA.

Coffman, Georgia  - Vice-President for Human Resources - Geisinger Medical Center, PA.

Coleman, Tamara, '03 - Resident Director, Western State CollegeGunnison, CA 81231. tcoleman@western.edu.

Conely, Marie - Deputy Director of Finance, State Republican Party of PA. Formerly Director of Scheduling, Office of the Governor - Tom Ridge.

Cooper, Norman - 4012 Elizabeth Avenue New Bern NC 28562 ngcooper2009@gmail.com

Cregan, Maryann, ‘05 Human Resources Generalist
Accu-Sort Systems (Danaher Corporation)
Telford, PA maryann.cregan@accusort.com

DeMelfi, Christine – ‘04,  Vice President - Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce,  238 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. cdemelfi@columbiamontourchamber.com, www.columbiamontourchamber.com

Duffield, Christina '05, Systems Trainer, Bally Technologies.

Engles, Maria (Maciejewski) '04
Young Lawyers Division Coordinator
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Harrisburg PA
maria_engles@yahoo.com

Erney, Sean - General Manager, Brown Distributing Co./Budweiser Inc. Dallas TX : Part-time Communication Instructor at Temple College, Temple, TX.

Feldman, Fatima '16 - Solution Developer, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Mechanicsburg, PA.

Fiege, Bill - Director of Forensics, Longwood College, VA.

Ford, L. Evelyn (Thompson) '90.
Empire BCBS as a Fraud Project Analyst, 
Harrisburg, PA. Louise.Ford@empirehealthcare.com

Frey, Jamie L. 04' Marketing & Event Planning Manager, ActionCOACH of Pennsylvania
jamiefrey@actioncoach.com www.actioncoachpa.com

Girton, Mary - Business owner - Napoli Pizza, Bloomsburg, PA.

Gotta, Ed - Project Manager, RTC Advertising Inc. Washington D.C.

Greene, Kristen - '05. Admissions Counselor, Keystone College, PA

Haggerty, Debra - E-commerce Account Manager, Digital Renaissance, Toronto, Canada.

Harris, Robert, '75, President/Creative Director, Cloud8 Designs, LLC, Mebane, NC, rharris@cloud8designs.com, www.cloud8designs.com

Harris-Brown, Melissa, Director of Advancement, Faith in the Future Foundation, King of Prussia, PA 19406, mharris-brown@faithinthefuture.com,
267-844-0001

Kellam, Lauren  ‘03, Human Resources Specialist, American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Alexandria, VA  lkellam@astd.org

Kelly, Bill - President of WVIA TV, Scranton PA - Board of Trustees, Bloomsburg University.

Krasucki, Kaitlyn (Black) - 2011
Career Services Coordinator, Penn State Hazleton
76 University Drive, Hazleton, PA 18202
kak6071@psu.edu

Kovalchik, Jeffrey '99,   Marketing Manager,  Lorillard Tobacco Company, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.    E-mail:  JeffMKov@aol.com

Kramer, Heather (Bennicoff), '00,  Marketing Associate, Neuromonics, Inc., Bethlehem, PA.

Kramer, Scott - '00
Senior Analyst
General Dynamics Information Technology
Health and Civilian Solutions
750 1st Street NE, Suite 1040
Washington, DC 20002-8022
Scott.Kramer@gdit.com
www.gdit.com

Kushmar, Lori '00, Admission Counselor, Immaculata College, PA.

London, David - Associate Professor of Speech Communication, Penn College of Technology.

Lord, Lisa (Pernacciaro) – M.A. ‘93
Lead Production Coordinator,
Books Division-Continuing Legal Education,
State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
ljlord@tds.net

Loy, Nikayla - '12 Assistant Director of Freshman Admissions Drexel University Nikaylaloy@gmail.com Collegeville, PA 19426.

Lynch, Liz '89 Employee Communications Advisor, BP Exploration Alaska, Anchorage, AK, e-mail: lynche2@bp.com.

Marmorowski, Claudia '14, Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

Matthews, Colleen - Management Assistant, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Orlando, Florida. camatt24@aol.com.

McConnell, Lucy (DiBetta) - Product Specialist, GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp., Philadelphia, PA.

McGuigan, Sean - Grad Year: 2003
Position Title: Founder. Organization: Pipeline. Address: 2 Goldenrod Ct. Suite A Newtown PA, 18940
Email: sean@pipelinelabs.com
Web address: www.pipelinelabs.com
Phone: 215-350-9433

McVicker, Carrie (Grubb) - '92 Outreach Coordinator, Institute of the Arts, George Mason University, (703) 993-8670 / Fax (703)993-8883. grubb1@gmu.edu

Meyers, Heidi (Weaver) - SCT Software Inc: Corporate Trainer/designer of user interfaces for workflow products.

Miller, Alison (Turner) '03
Workshop Instructor, Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc.
PA CareerLink Montour/Columbia County

Minor, Mallory, '16, Corporate and Social Sales and Event Planner, One Atlantic Events, One Atlantic Ocean Unit 4106, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, mallory.minor@oneatlanticevents.com, 609-343-9902, www.oneatlanticevents.com

Mirarchi, Anna - BA - '92, MA- '95 - Application Educator, CIF 20/20, Jack Henry & Associates, 4135 South Stream Blvd., Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28217, (704) 357-0298 (Office).

Morhard, Lauren, '06, Sales Support Consultant, Aetna, Inc., King of Prussia, PA, company website: www.aetna.com, e-mail: morhardl@aetna.com.

Moyer, Nicole - 2003, Investigative Specialist, Department of Justice/FBI, npmoyer@yahoo.com, 607-857-8106.

Mulka, Meredith - Flight Attendant, Delta Airlines - graduate student - Communication, University of Cincinnati, OH.

Myslivy, Stacey - Centex Homes, Myrtle Beach  South Carolina-Sales System Administrator.

Nath (née Robbins), Meridith, '00 - Recruiter, IBM
meridithnath@us.ibm.com

Nolde, Kate - Senior Consultant for Executive Recruitment, RPA Inc., 2895 South Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701, 800-992-9277 www.rpainc.org

O’Donnell, Nicole (Giantomaso) – ’03, Marketing Manager, Cooper University Healthcare, Camden, NJ.

Osborne, Justin - '09 Lead Sales Representative Liberty Mutual Insurance Justin Osborne jfosborne531@gmail.com,Hamilton New Jersey.

Pelak, Mary - Ph.D. student - Speech Communication - and Instructor, College of Continuing Education, Penn State University Main Campus.

Reece, Connie (Gnau) - Assistant Professor of Communication, Lock Haven University, PA.

Reed, Elizabeth– '08, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at Penske Truck Leasing in Reading, Pennsylvania Telephone: 610-775-6202 Email: Elizabeth.reed@penske.com

Reed (Kanagy), Valerie, '04, Communication Coordinator, Lewistown Hospital.

Reilly, Gene - President and founder of National Pet Supply, Atlanta GA. www.rebound4dogs.com.

Righter, Scott '84 - Manager of Development, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4180 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131, scottr@pcom.edu.

Rosengrant, Bruce - Senior Development Officer, Columbia University, NY.

Ruggerio, Chris - Office of Majority Communications, PA State Senate Republican Caucus, Political campaign manager.

Scheivert, Daniel, '92, Vice PresidentOMNItech., 30 Gick Rd. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, dan@omnitechaudio.com, 518-584-5428

Schrandt, Fred - Vice-President, Rice-Cohen International (corporate executive placement services), Philadelphia, PA.

Siffert, Patrice (Nevis) - Director of Human Resources, Promus Hotel Corporation, Glendale, CA.

Silk, Kami - Ph.D. student, University of Georgia - Health Communication.

Sitler, Karen (DeLullo) - Office of Public Affairs - Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Harrisburg, PA.

Spadoni, Dan - Director of Community Relations - Pennsylvania State Department of Environmental Protection - Williamsport Region, PA.

Strausser III, Harry - Business owner, corporate trainer, Bloomsburg, PA.

Strillacci, Jodi - '95, Drama Director - Roxbury Schools, Broadway Bound - Kids summer theatre camp.

Swartz, Ilene - Children's Miracle Network Coordinator/Development Coordinator. Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, NC.

Zhang, Yingfan - Assistant Professor of Communication, Suffolk Community College, NY. Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. zhangy@sunysuffolk.edu.

Zhao, Bo - International Student Co-ordinator, Northfield Academy - Northfield, MA.