COMM grads landing top spots

Posted 9-18-2014 by Barrie Hill

Department of Communication graduates in all disciplines are prepared for positions in many areas of Communication upon graduation.

"Our Comm grads are fortunate that classroom learning translates into job offers after graduation," commented Dr. Charla Markham Shaw, department chair. "Our alumni are moving into positions around the DFW Metroplex area and across the country after graduation. We are so proud of their accomplishments."

"We love to keep up with our students and hear where their education has taken them," Markham Shaw added. "It's exciting to hear how they are using their classroom learning in the job market."

Here's a round up of recent Department of Communication hires:

December 2006 BCMN and JOUR grad Candace Sweat is now working as a reporter for WRAL in Raleigh, NC.

August 2008 BCMN grad Daniel Armbruster is now a weekend co-anchor at 40/29 KHBS/KHOG-TV in Fayetteville/Fort Smith, Ark.!bQdBkL

December 2009 BCMN grad Matthew Linguist is now a full-time photographer at KCCO Fox 25 in Oklahoma City. Linquist worked previously as Digital Content Specialist at KXII in Sherman, TX.

December 2010 BCMN grad Chris Mead is working as Video Creative Services Manager for Texas Stars Hockey Club.

May 2014 ADVT graduate Himanshu Patel was hired at the Richards Group in Dallas as a brand manager.  

May 2013 BCMN grad Alyxandra (Crawford) Jones is working in production at CBS 11 alongside other UTA alum including May 2012 BCMN Sean Noell and May 2014 BCMN grad Omar Castillon.

August 2010 BCMN grad Francesca Washington is a reporter at KLTV in Tyler.

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