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Featured
Alumni

Stephen Curley

I graduated from Bloomsburg University, in the spring of 2015, with a B.A. in Communication Studies. Since I graduated I have had two jobs. In my first job, I was a Collections Specialist at Iron Mountain, which is a data management company. In my second job, I was a Media Coordinator at MayoSeitz Media. I assisted in developing marketing concepts based on seasonal and holiday trends, developed strategic media recommendations and created client presentation material. I also ensured that creative deliverables aligned with marketing initiatives, met campaign goals, and remained consistent across digital platforms. Having a background in communication has helped me find unique ways to connect and communicate with individuals which helped me a great deal in the work place. After working at MayoSeitz Media, I decided to change my career path to what I have always been passionate about, which is sports. The decision to leave my job and attend graduate school was not an easy one. However, after examining the pros and cons and talking to my family and former professors at Bloomsburg, I decided that it was in my best interest to attend graduate school. While there were several professors who gave me great advice on what to expect in graduate school, one professor in particular, went above and beyond in helping me. Dr. Shorter is the reason I am where I am at today. She was the one who gave me the idea to apply to graduate school and was such a tremendous help throughout the application process. At first, I did not give graduate school much thought but after doing research and asking her questions, I determined it was the best choice for the long-term career path I wanted to pursue. I am currently in my first semester as a graduate student at The University of Tennessee studying Sport Management. Next semester I will be a graduate teaching assistant teaching three gym classes to undergraduate students. I will also be interning with the Event Management Department in the Athletic Department. After I graduate in spring 2018, I hope to work in either collegiate or professional sports. The Communication Studies program at Bloomsburg taught me public speaking, interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and organizational skills which I utilize daily. If you are someone that does not want to limit yourself to one career, I would recommend majoring in Communication Studies because it allows students to have a broad range of careers to choose from. 


Featured Student

Audra Ortiz

I am a senior Communication Studies major with a concentration in the Organizational Communication area of concentration, and a minor in Emergent Media. This past summer, I completed an Event Planning/Public Relations internship with Turkey Hill Dairy back home in Conestoga, PA. My responsibilities focused on promoting their new flavors of ice cream and iced tea at all different kinds of events. I had the opportunity to travel to places like Charlotte, New York City, and Philadelphia. At these events, we would talk directly to the consumers and answer any questions about the new products. This internship gave me a small but mighty inside look into the corporate world and introduced me to what to expect after college! Working directly with customers and other interns 24/7 truly tested my communication skills, but after completing my internship I know my professionalism has improved and I have my internship to thank for that.

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 (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.