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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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

​​Pete Baumgartner (Jour) is the managing editor for Central Asia and the Middle East at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in Prague, Czech Republic. Baumgartner served as a senior correspondent for RFE/RL in Munich, Germany, and Washington before moving to Prague. Before moving to Europe, he was the sports editor of CU Boulder's Campus Press and worked for the Longmont Daily-Times Call and Rocky Mountain News. He enjoys traveling, skiing and attending European soccer games, and he lives outside of Prague with his wife.

Posted May. 4, 2022

Ken McConnellogue (Jour) recently retired after 15 years as vice president for communication in CU’s Office of the President. He is busy relaxing, plowing through mysteries and furiously checking off projects on the home improvement list. He has a new appreciation for the saying, “Man die. House done.”

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

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

Patrick Everson (Jour) and his wife, Annette (Bus'92), live in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he worked at the Las Vegas Review-Journal for 22 years before moving to Covers.com in 2016 as a national reporter covering the sports betting industry. In July 2021, he moved into his current role as the vice president of content for Props.com. “It’s been a long journey from the Campus Press basement offices at Mackey, spending countless hours with the best peers from 1989–91. And CU continues to set me up for success,” Patrick Everson says.

Posted May. 4, 2022

Andrew Beadle (Jour) has worked in public affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the past 16 years and currently works in the National Press Office in Washington, D.C. Before joining the FBI, he was a print reporter for several outlets, including Congressional Quarterly. He lives with his wife and two children in Maryland.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

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

Joe Nahra (Jour) is a senior business affairs executive at CAA Sports, a subsidiary of Creative Artists Agency, in New York City. He also teaches Intellectual Property and Licensing to graduate students in the Tisch Institute for Global Sport at New York University. Before joining CAA in 2010, he spent 10 years at the NFL Players Association and formerly worked at IMG. The Cleveland native lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, Meredith, and twin daughters, Cate and Lizzie.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

In 2018, Priscilla Slocum Lacy (Jour, PolSci) started a new business, Andy Lacy Art, with her artist husband. Priscilla serves as the business manager and uses her communication skills daily to launch products, develop the brand and close sales. The couple live in Louisville, Colorado, and their son, Jack, is a CMCI junior studying strategic communication. They also have two daughters, Katherine (IntlAf’09) and Megan, a 2018 Willamette University graduate. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Emmy Award-winning journalist Tim Wieland (Jour) has been the news director at CBS4 in Denver since 2004. He serves as guest faculty at the Poynter Institute and on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. In 2010, the Denver Business Journal recognized him as a 40 under 40 winner for his work in the community. 

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Christine Mahoney (Jour) is the public information officer and spokesperson for the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department. Prior to that, she spent 18 years at CU Boulder, first as an adjunct journalism instructor and then as the internship coordinator for CMCI. Mahoney continues to freelance in the industry, writing for magazines and websites, and doing voiceover work.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Jonathan Treisman (Comm) is the senior director for strategic planning for the Television Academy and Emmy Awards, where he works with Fortune 500 companies and innovative brands on sponsorship integrations within their high-profile entertainment industry events. Previously, he worked in business development at some of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, including AEG, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Co.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

JB Brockman (Jour) creates content for the multimedia and marketing teams at Scaled Agile in Boulder. She has also written copy for Ogilvy and Leopard, as well as news stories for CBS4 in Denver and various small businesses. For fun, she rides mountain bikes, plays tennis, travels and is a volunteer ski patroller at Winter Park Resort.

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

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