William Rice Chandler received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 1998 from Mississippi State University. The Starkville, Miss., native now resides in Guntown, Miss., serving as Territory Manager with Oyster Point Pharmaceuticals. Chandler’s job territory covers northwest Miss., West Tenn., and northeast Ark.
Chelsea, Ala., native Jordan Smith is a senior communication major concentrating in public relations and minoring in business administration. In 2021, Smith served as director of New Maroon Camp, a campus organization that seeks to help freshmen acclimate to Mississippi State, learn traditions and find their place at MSU.
Alicia Margerum is a senior communication major from Poplarville, Miss., majoring in communication with concentrations in theatre and communication studies. Margerum is involved in Theatre MSU and works as the organization’s scenic designer. In the future, she plans to work in scenic design professionally.
Chris Misun, a native of Ashland, Wis., joined the faculty of MSU’s Department of Communication in 2016 as a lecturer and then as full-time broadcast instructor 2.5 years ago. Misun received an Associate of Science in film and video production, a Bachelor of Science in entertainment business and a Master of the Arts in new media journalism, all from Full Sail University.
Tanner Marlar is a junior communication major concentrating in print and digital journalism. Originally from Kossuth, Miss., Marlar always had a passion for writing and sports, so he chose to combine the two, with hopes of covering sports for a major news outlet after graduation.
Emmie Perkins is a junior majoring in communication with a concentration in public relations and minoring in music. A native of Hattiesburg, Perkins is a mentor for ACCESS, a Road Runner, a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Concert Choir Schola Cantorum and PRSSA.
Tonya Hays joined the Department of Communication’s faculty in the fall of 2020 and worked the previous semester as a listing professor. Hays received her B.A from Oklahoma Baptist University and her MFA in Texas Christian University. At MSU, Hays teaches acting, playwriting, directing, theatre for young audiences and theatre for change.
Greg Barker received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Journalism in 1988 from Mississippi State University. The Meridian, Miss., native now resides in Birmingham, Ala., serving as the president of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.
Brittany Young received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Journalism from Mississippi State University in 2013 and received her Master of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences with a concentration in Telecommunication & Film from the University of Alabama in 2015.
John Arledge received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 1990 from Mississippi State University. A native of Gautier, Miss., Arledge currently resides in Brandon, Miss., and works as Vice President of Public Affairs at Entergy in Jackson, Miss.