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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Patrick Saunders (MJour) has worked for The Denver Post for two decades and is the beat writer for the Colorado Rockies. In 2018, he was named the National Sports Media Association’s Colorado Sports Writer of the Year. In 2017, Patrick served as president of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

After close to 20 years in broadcast television, Kelly (Farmer) Rostad (Jour) segued into media relations and is now a principal at KGR Media, a PR and communications agency that she founded. She works with a wide range of industries, including education, biotechnology and environmentally based companies, and recently worked with a client sponsoring the 2019 Birds of Prey World Cup in Beaver Creek. She has three children and lives on the North Shore of Boston in Wenham, Massachusetts, with her husband, Johan.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Eve Bryon (Jour) recently moved to Missoula, Montana, where she covers natural resources for the Missoulian after 25 years as a reporter in Helena.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

In 2019, Julie Gillum Lue (Jour), a former park ranger living in Montana, published her third children’s book, What I Saw in Rocky Mountain: A Kid’s Guide to the National Park. Her earlier book, What I Saw in Grand Teton, was a 2018 finalist in the High Plains Book Awards. Her writing has appeared in publications including High Country News and Montana Outdoors.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

In 2016, Jeff Shearer (Jour) joined Auburn University athletics as a senior writer. Previously, he served as sports director at WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama, for 25 years, anchoring the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. He and his wife, Rhonda, have two daughters, Sara Schiller (Chris) and Meagan, and two young grandsons, Carter and Dawson.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Patrick Ryan (Comm) is a senior director in the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at Northwestern University and has worked on the Evanston, Illinois, campus since 2012. He was a four-year starter and letter winner for the CU football team. He held development positions at Loyola University Chicago, the University of Illinois–Chicago and Miami University. Pat has a master’s degree in sports studies from Miami University and lives in Chicago with his wife, Alyson.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Brett Duffy (Comm) has worked in commercial property management, leasing and residential sales for 29 years and is a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway. He recently earned the Chairman’s Circle designation for being in the top 2% of agents nationwide. He, his wife and two children reside in Pacific Palisades, California. His daughter Carly is a sophomore studying strategic communication at CMCI. 

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Tami Dokken (Jour, Art) recently moved to Washington, D.C., to become the World Bank’s first chief data privacy officer. She previously lived in Dallas and worked as a global data privacy and protection officer and associate general counsel at MoneyGram International. Her son, Jack Sandberg, is a junior in CMCI’s Department of Information Science.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Kevin Corke (Jour; MJour’02) lives in Washington, D.C., and is a White House correspondent for Fox News. He travels the globe on Air Force One, including trips to Finland, England, Scotland, China, Canada, France and Argentina, where he covered the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Sisters Robin Beeck (Comm) and Kathy Beeck (Eng/PolSci’86) founded the Boulder International Film Festival, which will celebrate its fourteenth year next Feb. 22-25, 2018. The festival has become a hot spot for movie stars and film enthusiasts from around the country.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Mari Kim (Coleman) Novak (Comm) is chief marketing officer at YieldMo, an advertising technology and data company based in New York City. She lives in Morris County, New Jersey, with her husband of 20 years, along with her son and daughter.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

James S. Singell (Comm) just returned to Indianapolis from an assignment in Tokyo as marketing director for Eli Lilly in Tokyo, Japan. He was worked for Lilly since 1992 in a variety of sales and marketing roles in the United States and also in Shanghai, China.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Troy Rappold (Comm) released his first book, Learn to Walk, Try to Fly: A Faith that Guides for a Lifetime, last October with Credo House Publishers. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Michele Heller (Jour) recently joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as manager of communications and media relations. Previously, she was an Obama administration communications appointee at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. A journalist by trade, Michele has worked as an editor and reporter in Washington, D.C., Beijing and Hong Kong, including at The Washington Post, McClatchy newspapers, American Banker newspaper and The Standard in Hong Kong. 

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

 

B.J. (Hoeptner) Evans (Jour) is in her 10th year as communications manager for USA Volleyball in Colorado Springs. She worked her fifth Olympic Games in Rio as the U.S. volleyball teams won three bronze medals.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

David Oliver (Jour) is a senior vice president for member solutions at the Georgia Bankers Association, where he has worked since 2008. His responsibilities include media relations, member education programs, and products and services. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Rachel, and 12-year-old son, Jack. In addition to rooting for the Buffs deep in SEC country, they enjoy traveling, watching Atlanta Braves baseball and spending time with David’s sister and fellow Buff, Leslie Oliver (Jour’96).

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Moyra Knight (Jour) is vice president for communications and corporate citizenship at Astellas, where she oversees internal, external and digital communications and corporate responsibility initiatives. She lives near Chicago with her husband—a former faculty member at CU’s School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program—and two children.

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Eric Christensen (Jour) is the managing editor of sports at CBS4 in Denver. He and his wife, Megan Souther, live in Wheat Ridge. His son, Davis, is a freshman at CU Boulder. 

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Kelly Callahan (Advert) has been president of Williams Whittle Advertising in Alexandria, Virginia, since 2017. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three sons. 

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Sarah Dawson Rothenbuhler (Comm) is the owner, president and CEO of Birch Equipment Co. in Seattle. Her responsibilities include strategic positioning, employee development, financial marketing and customer outreach. Once upon a time, she worked as an intern for the Seattle Seahawks.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

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