Comm Day 2016 - Major Possibilities

Thursday, October 20th —
Bluebonnet Ballroom in the UC.

Great Speakers

All speakers are well-established in their fields and have a passion to share their insights with you, the next generation of successful Maverick Communication graduates.

Practical Insights

Our panels will help prepare you to be engaged in your professional pursuits. Many of our panelists are Department of Communication alumni--a great chance to learn and network from our very own.


In order to be engaged for the next step in your professional journey, you will need to present yourself in the best possible manner. We have resources like professional headshots, resume critiques and professional dress advice to get you on your way. Perhaps you may even land an internship!

Keynote Speaker: Candice Huckeba BCMN '03

Candice Huckeba

Candice is an on-air personality for Radio Disney, and can be heard each weekday on the Afternoon show.

During her show, Candice keeps listeners connected to their favorite songs, opportunities to win once-in-a-lifetime prizes, and exclusive one-on-one interviews and performances with fans’ favorite stars.

Candice was most recently the evening host for Radio Disney. She joined Radio Disney as a weekend jock with Radio Disney in November 2005. Prior to that, Candice held a promotions position for KHKS-FM 106.1 KISS FM in Dallas-Ft.Worth, Texas, which eventually led to her very own hosting position for the late night shift on KISS FM.

In her free time, Candice enjoys traveling, hanging out at the beach, being with her family in Texas and taking pictures that document life in L.A.

Born in Dallas, Candice earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications at The University of Texas at Arlington. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Schedule of Events

Time Event
8:30AM Breakfast
9:00AM - 1:00PM Networking Expo
9:30AM - 10:30AM Keynote: Candice Huckeba
11AM - 11:35AM Major Strategies: Using Social Media Strategies for Personal and Corporate Branding
11:35AM - 12:10PM Major Destination: Real World Experiences from the Pros Who've Been There

Major Strategies: Using Social Media Strategies for Personal and Corporate Branding

  • Alvaro Cabal - Multicultural Communications Manager, Ford Motor Company
  • Abel Briceño BROADCASTING '14 – Grassroots Supervisor, AganarMedia

Major Destination: Real World Experiences from the Pros Who've Been There

  • Terry Wallace JOURNALISM '78 - Breaking News Staff, Associated Press (Dallas)
  • Brooke Rohmer BROADCASTING '11 - Multimedia Sales Associate, The Wall Street Journal (Dallas)

Resume Critique Stations

  1. Corey Lark - The Marketing Arm - Agency Communications Supervisor
  2. Lynne Swihart - Balcom Agency - Director, Production Services
  3. Brandon Hurtado - ANKR Agency (social media marketing co.) - President
  4. Ella Granados - Fishbowl Radio Network - Chief Administrative Officer
  5. Greg Shirley - Career Development Center - Assistant Director for Career Services & Operations , President-Elect for the Metroplex Area Consortium of Career Centers
  6. Ayanna Parker - Career Development Center - Career Consultant
  7. Nikki Dickens - Career Development Center - Assistant Director for Career Development and Programs

Professional Image Critique Stations

  1. Larry Brantley - The Company of Others (marketing firm) - Head of Talent Acquisition/Market Leader
  2. Terry Loftis - Eisenberg and Associates (design firm) - President
  3. James Cesarez - Core Talent - Talent Agent
  4. Shiraz Sultan - The Dallas Entrepreneur Center - Mentor
  5. Mei Miao - BB&T Bank - VP/Regional Multicultural Banking Officer
  6. Cait Feltch - Talent Tree Staffing - Senior Booking Agent
  7. Allyson Morris - Talent Tree Staffing - Assistant Booking Agent