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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Jessica Farris (MJour) recently published, Once Upon a Word: An Etymology Dictionary for Kids (Rockridge Press, 2020). She has worked in media and publishing for several years and has served as a content strategist, online content director and editor of several magazines, including Adweek and Writer’s Digest.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Morgan (Tholen) Dannewitz (Comm) is a suite services coordinator for the Super Bowl LIV champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. She and her husband, Ryan (Psych’12), live in Overland Park, Kansas. After five years of NFL experience, Morgan now manages business relationships and contract assets. She spent most of her college years in CU’s Sports Information Office as a student assistant.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

In October 2019, Catherine Bogart (Jour) joined the New Jersey Devils organization as an associate producer and host. She contributes to the content team’s player interviews, community features and game coverage. Previously, Catherine worked for the Boston University men's ice hockey team as a rink-side and team reporter.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Morgan (Tholen) Dannewitz (Comm'14) is a suite services coordinator for the Super Bowl LIV champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. She and her husband Ryan (Psych'12) live in Overland Park, Kansas. With five years of NFL experience, Dannewitz currently manages business relationships and contract assets to ensure clients' experiences are unmatched. She spent most of her college career in CU's Sports Information department as a student assistant.

Posted Aug. 3, 2020

Rob Denton (Jour) joined The Denver Post as a digital strategist in May. Previously, he spent five years in Eugene, Oregon, as a director of digital solution the The Register-Guard

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Lauren Lanier (Jour) is a digital sales strategist for Learfield, a sports marketing firm that manages multimedia media rights and sponsorship initiatives for more than 130 collegiate institutions nationwide. Lauren’s focus is on managing digital and social media markets for college programs in the Western region, including the Colorado Buffaloes. Before taking this position she was a communications coordinator for College Football Playoff.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Fashion photographer Sammy Keller (Comm) has always loved taking photos. She works for the Denver-based vintage shop Orenda Lou and has also worked with Urban Outfitters. When she isn’t doing freelance work, Sammy works full time at Rooster Magazine in Boulder.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

In June 2018, Adrian Garcia (Jour) joined Bankrate in New York City as a data reporter. He previously covered business and data stories for the online news startup Denverite and the Fort Collins Coloradoan.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Following graduation, Brock Anderson (Jour) began a series of postgraduate internships with NFL teams, serving as a media relations intern with the Denver Broncos in 2015, the Green Bay Packers in 2016 and the San Francisco 49ers for part of 2017. He then took a position with the newly relocated Los Angeles Chargers, where he serves as a football communications manager.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Miller Pierce (Comm) moved to New York City following graduation. After a stint at Vogue, she joined the social network Bumble as the content and special projects coordinator. In fall 2019, she moved to Austin, Texas, to work at Bumble's headquarters. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Freelance journalist Gloria Dickie (MJour) recently received a National Geographic Early Career Explorer Grant to fund her reporting on human-bear conflict in northern and western India. She previously spent two years reporting on trash management and black bears in the American West for her master’s project in CMCI. Gloria has reported on bears from around the globe, including polar bears in Svalbard, Norway, grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park and panda bears in the Min Mountains of China. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

In April, Elizabeth Hernandez (Jour) returned to Boulder to report on the university that taught her a thing or two about reporting. Prior to landing the Boulder Daily Camera’s higher education job, Elizabeth dug deep as a fellow at the Center for Public Integrity, an investigative newsroom in Washington, D.C. Before that, she called the Denver Post home for two years, first as an intern and then as a staff reporter covering breaking news and education. When she’s not filling her reporter’s notebook, she enjoys reading and writing but detests arithmetic.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Following graduation, Nicole Seles (Comm, MediaSt) moved to New York City. After a stint at Karla Otto, a public relations agency, she accepted a position at Louis Vuitton, where she is on the celebrity and influencer relations team.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Vanessa Harmoush (Jour) is the deputy communications director for the Colorado speaker of the House and the Colorado House majority. She also sits on the Denver Young Democrats board as its community liaison, and on the Policy Committee of the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Hayley Sanchez (Jour) is an afternoon and weekend general assignment reporter and producer with Colorado Public Radio. She joined CPR full time after completing a yearlong fellowship with the station. Before that, she was a digital producer with The Arizona Republic in Phoenix.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

After graduation, Hanna Whirty (Jour) worked as a digital marketing strategist for Pure Strategic in Boulder. In April, she became a marketing director for the Golden-based company Icelantic Skis, which manufactures its skis in the U.S. and is committed to sustainability. 

Posted Nov. 14, 2019

Zoe Beard-Fails (Advert’17) moved to New York City after graduation, where she works as a page at NBC Universal assisting with audience services on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers. During her time at CU, she was a forward on the women’s basketball team. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

In 2018, Sepp Kuss (Advert), a professional cyclist, won the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and debuted in a grand tour, the Vuelta a España. He also represented the U.S. in the World Championships held in Innsbruck, Austria. In 2019, he’ll be based in Girona, Spain, while racing for Team Jumbo-Visma. His goals for the season are the Volta Catalunya, Amgen Tour of California, and he’s hopeful for another grand tour. Sepp returns to Boulder as often as possible to train at altitude, visit friends and enjoy the Colorado lifestyle.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Austin Braun (Advert) is the digital media strategist at CU Boulder’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, using social and digital media to advance research, elevate reputation and build community in the college. During his free time, when he isn’t distance running or climbing 14ers, he’s working to create a better future with next-generation drone software engineering as chief strategist and creative at Ascend Engineering.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

Bobby Gehlen (Jour) is a production assistant for ABC News in Washington, D.C. He writes for ABC’s digital team and field produces for Good Morning America and World News Tonight. In addition, Bobby produces for ABC News live, a streaming platform, covering politics and local stories in Washington.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

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