Easton Colvin received his Bachelor of Arts in communication with concentrations in public relations and print and digital journalism in 2017 from Mississippi State University.
Colvin grew up in Siloam Springs, Ark., and now works as the public relations coordinator at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Alena Read Sowell
Alena Read Sowell is a senior from Spring Hill, Tenn., majoring in communication. Sowell’s communication concentration is communication and media studies. She is involved in Theatre MSU, Delta Gamma Sorority, serves as a tutor for the Academic Center of Excellence and is a student worker for College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. In the future, Sowell would like to become a public information officer.
Elizabeth Keen, a junior from Vicksburg, Miss., is majoring in communication with a concentration in broadcast and digital journalism. Keen is involved in the Shackhouls Honors College and The Reflector. In the future, Keen plans to work as a sports broadcaster or a journalist.
Aaliyan Mohammed is a senior communication major from Memphis majoring in communication with a concentration in print and digital journalism. Mohammed is involved in the ultimate frisbee club and The Reflector. In the future, Mohammed’s dream job is to cover the MLB.
Zoie Henson is a senior communication and philosophy major from Philadelphia, Miss., with concentrations in public relations and religion. Henson is involved in College of Arts and Science Ambassadors, Delight Ministries where she serves as the communication chair, and in PRISM. In the future, she plans to receive a dual master’s degree in both communication and philosophy. Henson would ultimately like to work as a communication director and women’s minister in a church.
Jade Keaton is a senior communication major from Tupelo majoring in communication with a concentration in theatre. Keaton is involved in Theatre MSU serving as stage manager, assistant stage manager or assistant director. Keaton also serves as the business manager of Alpha Psi Omega and is a member of the Blackfriars Drama Society and The Scene. After graduation, Keaton plans to obtain an MFA in stage management with the hopes of becoming a professional stage manager in a theatre environment.
John Nicholson, a Memphis native, joined the MSU Department of Communication in the fall of 2008. During his time so far here at MSU, he has taught Communication Theory at the introductory and graduate level. He has also taught Nonverbal, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication. Dr. Nicholson received a bachelor’s degree in communication in 1992 at the University of Memphis. In 1993, he returned and received a master’s degree in communication. From there, he received a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Iowa in 1998.
Kristi Brown received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 1992 from Mississippi State University. Brown grew up in Collierville, Tenn. and then moved to Starkville, Miss. in the 9th grade. She has resided here ever since, now working for Tennessee Valley Authority as a Regional Consultant in Economic Development in the MS region of TVA. Brown also has her own life coaching and speaking business, Upside Brown Consulting.
Santana Brown Ware
Santana Brown Ware received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Broadcasting and Public Relations from Mississippi State University in 2008. Ware received her Master of Public Policy and Administration in 2011 from MSU as well. A native of Starkville, Miss., Ware currently resides in DeSoto, Texas and recently started working as Program Coordinator for Clayton Youth Enrichment in Mesquite, Texas.
Katie Corban received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 2008 from Mississippi State University. She returned to MSU and received her Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs in 2011. The Tupelo, Miss., native now resides in Starkville, Miss., serving as Marketing and Communications Director for Student Affairs and Access, Diversity, and Inclusion at MSU.
Ben Shannon, a junior communication major concentrating in broadcast and digital journalism, is a native of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Shannon is heavily involved in Hail State Productions and MSU’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes and would love to work in video production, specifically creative video for sports.
Emily Jones, a senior from Laurel, Miss., who is majoring in communication with a concentration in communication and media studies and minoring in psychology, is a member of Chi Omega Fraternity and Reformed University Fellowship. In the future, Jones is pursuing her Master of Counseling degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, and she is excited to combine both of her passions to help guide individuals through therapy.