The College of Media, Communication and Information was established in 2015. The CMCI alumni community includes you, your classmates and all graduates of the Department of Communication and the former School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Joshua Hernandez (Jour) is the co-founder of Impossible Possibilities, a volunteer-based education nonprofit that supports students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and abroad through college scholarships and literacy programs. He is an avid traveler, photographer and nature enthusiast, and he’s writing his first novel, Maven the Raven and the Search for the Last Imperial, which uses birds as main characters. Hernandez married Celine Gallais in August.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Aly Jamison (Comm) won a Stevie American Business Award for her work in the communications field. Jamison works for the global sales training company RAIN Group as a public relations manager. She’s also a San Diego Blood Bank gallon donor.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Aly Jamison (Comm) won a Stevie American Business Award for her work in the communications field. Aly currently works for the sales training company RAIN Group in San Diego as public relations director. She is also a San Diego Blood Bank “Gallon Donor.”

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

Erich Schubert (Jour; MA’08) has been promoted to senior director of communications and content for the Denver Broncos. In his thirteenth season with the Broncos, Schubert’s role now involves overseeing both the day-to-day functions of the public relations department as well as managing the club’s digital and social teams. While working on his master’s at CU, Eric worked as a graduate assistant under associate athletic director and sports information director David Plati (Jour’82).

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

Pat Allen (Comm) founded UNI/FORM, a menswear company committed to creating high-quality basics made in the USA. UNI/FORM sells a shirt in memory of Ben Weible (Phil’06), with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Harmony Project, which gives instruments and music lessons to underprivileged children. When he’s not working on his company, Pat can be found behind the turntables as DJ Boo Bear. He is based in Los Angeles.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Jesse Wallace (Comm) has been vice president for affiliate distribution for the NFL since August, 2018. He lives in New York City with his wife, Hayley, and his 2-year-old daughter. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Peter Booth (Jour) is a shareholder in the Denver office of Polsinelli, a national law firm. Booth lives in Boulder with his wife, Lisa Schneider (Engl'96), who is an adjunct instructor at Front Range Community College, and their children, Sidney and Sebastian. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Spencer Trierweiler (Advert) is the senior vice president of creative for the advertising agency Motive, leading brands like Mtn Dew and Pepsi. Happily married to a (gulp) Nebraska graduate, Trierweiler enjoys his time skiing, hiking and biking the trails with his dogs. He is excitedly expecting his first child.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

After serving as the station’s news director since 2013, Cara Pallone (Jour) became executive director of KOTO Community Radio in Telluride in September 2019.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

After teaching in Adams 12 and Denver Public Schools classrooms, Adam Creapo (Jour) is now an assistant principal and CareerConnect pathway director at Northfield High School. He lives in Denver with his 7-year- old son, Colt, and his wife, Amanda, whom he met as the Buff volleyball PA announcer. Adam received his master’s degree in education from CU Denver in 2013.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Darrin Chiaverini (Comm) is an offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for CU Boulder’s football team. Darrin and his wife, Shannon, have two children: Curtis, a junior in CMCI's Department of Communication, and Kaylie, a first-year student.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Kieley Taylor (Advert) is a managing partner and global head of social at GroupM, the world's largest media investment company. She lives in New York City with her husband, David. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Jessica Roy (Jour) is executive chief and owner of Shiso Kitchen, a recreational cooking school in Boston. She has appeared in on-air food segments for both local and national networks and has her own digital series, Cooking Cheat Sheet, on Food Network. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

John Barrall (Jour, Thtr) returned to Colorado from New York in 2017 and joined the CU Boulder donor relations team as a senior program manager. He also lends his event planning skills to nonprofits, including the Ronal McDonald House, 9/11 Memorial, HRC Annual Gala, GLAAD Media Awards and Denver Pride Festival. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Andrew Villegas (Jour) recently moved back to Colorado from Louisville, Kentucky. In January 2019, he started a new job as morning editor for Colorado Public Radio. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Mike Tarson (Jour) has been with CNN in New York since 2007 and is a senior producer at CNN Business. He leads production of “Markets Now,” which streams live on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. ET. He is also working on a number of other streaming projects and initiatives. Mike lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, with his wife, Allyson Valentine (Advert’06), an elementary school STEAM and gifted teacher. They have a 2-year-old son named Wesley and recently welcomed twin girls, Ryan and Emery, to their family.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Brit Stueven (Comm) is the creator of The Break Changer, which helps people break smarter, work better and live with more intention. The idea for TBC was sparked while she was living in Dusseldorf, Germany. Since June 2015, she has worked with more than 2,000 people through workshops, online programs, one-on-one coaching and sessions for companies. As the owner of Brit Stueven PR, she helps small-business owners with storytelling, email newsletters, design and community building. Since 2013, she’s worked with over 100 businesses and nonprofits. Brit lives in Lakewood, Colorado, with her husband, David (Bus’07).

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Chris Avantaggio (Advert) is an associate creative director at The VIA Agency in Portland, Maine, and founder and creative director of the Maine lifestyle brand LiveME. He and his team at The VIA Agency recently developed the “Be an Outsider” campaign for L.L. Bean. He misses the Rockies but is happily rooted back in Scarborough, Maine, with his wife and three young sons.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Victoria Doramus (Advert) is based in London with the Amy Winehouse Foundation as a self-employed director of philanthropy and is involved in the Women's Prison Association. She also volunteers for Room to Read and Best Friends Animal Society. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

The Denver Post recently profiled entrepreneur and Arvada native Scott Spears (Comm). He owns multiple businesses in Olde Town Arvada: Super Zoom Bang Bang, Scrumptious, Sock, and School House Kitchen and Libations.

Posted Mar. 16, 2018

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