The Department of Communication has thousands of graduates.
Some of those are:
Promotions Producer at WFTV (ABC) in Orlando FL (DMA # 18).
News Director at WISN-TV (ABC) in Milwaukee WI (DMA #36).
Mississippi Correspondent” and Reporter for WHBQ-TV (FOX 13) in Memphis TN (DMA #51).
Meteorologist for KMTV-TV (CBS) in Omaha NE (DMA #69)
Digital Content Producer at WSAV-TV (NBC) in Savannah GA (DMA # 93).
General Manager at WCBI-TV (CBS) in Columbus MS (DMA #133)
Multimedia Journalist and Anchor at WCBI-TV (CBS) in Columbus MS (DMA # 133).
Multimedia Journalist at WCBI-TV (CBS) in Columbus MS (DMA # 133).
Meteorologist at WDTV (CBS) in Weston West Virginia (DMA #170)
Works for SEC Network.
Associate Director of Broadcast Operations at Hail State Productions at Mississippi State University.
Anchor/Reporter WTVA-TV Tupelo MS (DMA # 133).
Executive Director Mississippi Press Association Jackson Mississippi
COO Morris Multimedia Savannah GA 1985
Digital Editor Digital Strategist The Tennessean Nashville TN 2005
Director WMSV-FM radio Starkville MS 2001
Radio Personality and Production Director WWDE-FM Virginia Beach VA 2014
Copy Editor Southern Poverty Law Center Montgomery AL 2001
News Manager/Copywriter University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison WI 2013
Publications Editor Mississippi State University Starkville MS 2007
Publisher Louisville Publishing Company Louisville MS 1994
Sports Editor Starkville Daily News Starkville MS 1990
Investigative Reporter Mississippi Today Jackson MS 2014
Author and Editor-in-Chief at Dogwood Press in Brandon MS.
Director of Public Affairs at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson MS.
Senior Content Marketing Manager for INVISTA a Koch Industries fiber resin and intermediates company in Atlanta Georgia
Executive Vice President of Customer Services Alabama Power
Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith
Vice President of Strategy and Business Baptist Health Care
Gaines recognized by InvestmentNews as a “Women to Watch” honoree
Young Mississippi Power Board of Directors & Principal and Director at Cornerstone Government Affairs
Melissa 'Mel' Sparks
Class of 2022. Columbia University School of the Arts MFA Stage Management student.
Olivia Bounds Dunwoody
Theatre Teacher/Director and Broadcasting Teacher, Biloxi High School
3rd yr MFA candidate in Costume Design and Tech at USM
Education Fellow at Florida Studio Theatre. Teaching artist and tour manager for the touring Playmakers show at Florida Studio Theatre
Class of 2004. Charlotte, NC 15 years Director/Teacher at Stagedoor Manor Theatre Arts Training Camp. Freelance Director/Technician/Deck Chief/Crew
Luke Manual McFatrich
Digital Development Associate/Improv Director at Venice Theatre in Venice, FL. Freelance Director/Actor/Teacher in Sarasota.
Spinraza Ambassador for Biogen, Cure SMA advocacy chair MS/AL chapter, loan officer assistant at MS Lending, LLC.
Kristin "KJ” James
Internationally touring performer doing clown and physical acting with Cirque du Soleil and Strut & Fret (Australia) Certified mask and physical comedy teacher trained by Christopher Bayes (Head of Physical Acting, Yale School of Drama) would love to talk about coming down to teach an intensive workshop in the spring
Class of 2008 Fayetteville. AR Multidisciplinary theatre-maker working with historically oppressed communities to bring their stories to the stage. Artist INC Fellow 2019, Artist 3 60 Grant (Mid-America Arts Alliance & Walton Family Foundation), Interchange Grant (M-AAA & Andrew W. Mellon Foundation). Simonecottrell.weebly.com
Actor, film/tv/commercial currently in LA . My website
Class of 2009 Starkville, MS - Owner/Instructor, The Studio Barre & Wellness - General Manager, 929 Coffee Bar-Instructor/Choreographer, APEX Dance Company - Freelance Choreographer, mostly with MSU, SHS, Summer Scholars, etc.
Event coordinator for Airbnb Concerts, Atlanta Event coordinator for Deep Eddy Vodka, and professional musician.
Class of 2003. Facility Manager, Porthouse Theatre, Akron Ohio. 2003-2008 Florida Studio Theatre. Multiple positions including House Manager, Assistant Box Office / Cabaret Manager, Development Associate, Donor Services Coordinator. 2016-2017 Theatre Teacher, Cook Elementary School, Columbus, MS 2018- Present Theatre Director, West Point High School, West Point, MS.
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- 2018 Department of Communication Golf Tournament
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- 2013 Department of Communication Golf Tournament
- Maroon Memo: CO Golf Tourney
- 2012 Department of Communication Golf Tournament
- 2011 Department of Communication Golf Tournament
- 50th Anniversary Kickoff Tailgate - November 5, 2011
- SPRF 2011 Hall of Fame
- 2010 Department of Communication Golf Tournament
- 2010 Communication Career Fair
- 2010 High Tea Event
- 2009 Department of Communication Golf Tournament
- 2008 Department of Communication Golf Tournament
- 2007 Department of Communication Golf Tournament
- University Relations News Release