Communication Spotlight

  • Kanna (Taylor) Rook

    February 19, 2019

    After graduating from Truman 10 years ago, Kanna (Taylor) Rook has become well-versed in the world of PR, marketing, and communication with a diversified background in higher education, non-profit, government, and now healthcare. Most recently, she spent a year in the communications department with the City of St. Peters, and prior to that she spent … Read More

  • Michael Dijak

    February 12, 2019

    Originally from Nebraska, Michael is a proud 2012 graduate of Truman State University and a successful entrepreneur in the Kansas City area.  He is currently the Managing Partner of SGC Enterprise Holdings.  His professional background is in business management, relationship selling, operations, and strategic acquisitions.  He’s proud to be an Eagle Scout, board member of … Read More

  • Maggie (Young) Harl

    February 5, 2019

    Maggie (Young) Harl left Truman State University in 2015. Since then, she has moved to Columbia, MO with her wonderful husband, Nick.  She works at the University of Missouri in the College of Education and serves as an advisor for students seeking to earn their teacher certifications, both in-state and out-of-state. While she and her … Read More

  • Krisha Shrestha

    January 29, 2019

    Krisha is currently a Product Manager at a non-profit called AnnieCannons.  At AnnieCannons she works with developers and clients to help them build tech products. She is passionate about tech.  For her, being able to make impact in the lives of others through technology is rewarding.  When she is not working, Krisha loves books, Netflix, … Read More

  • Carrie Nelson

    January 22, 2019

    Carrie Nelson is a former Midwesterner who now considers herself a bonafide desert rat living in Tucson, AZ. She is currently the Development Director of Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona (CHRPA) where she works a four day week, writes grants, uses power tools as often as possible, and tries to avoid rattlesnakes on her … Read More

  • Allie Shetler

    January 15, 2019

    Allie Shetler currently works in Communications and Member Services at Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) in Lancaster, MO. Prior to joining TCEC, Allie interned at their national headquarters in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2015. There she learned the importance of the cooperative industry and the community it builds in rural America. Outside of work, … Read More

  • Avishek Banskota

    January 8, 2019

    Avishek (Avi) is originally from Nepal, and grew up in Nepal and India before moving to Truman for college.  After Truman, he moved back to Nepal and worked for a couple of years and then moved to Denmark to complete his Master’s degree.  Since then, he has worked in Laos and is currently working in … Read More

  • John Whiteman

    January 1, 2019

    John T. M. Whiteman practices in the areas of bankruptcy, entrepreneurial, and tax law.  He is currently Legal Counsel for the Missouri Department of Revenue. In his first year with the Department, John received special recognition from the General Counsel for his exceptional work. John has been crucial to the Department’s Summer Legal Internship Program. … Read More

  • Emily (Lowndes) Prauner

    December 25, 2018

    Emily (Lowndes) Prauner seeks to live each day with gratitude, to be a lifelong learner, and to be a catalyst for connectedness in her community. Emily is passionate about the nonprofit sector, hiking in national parks, and working on 1,000+ piece puzzles. One day, Emily hopes to open a B&B in the mountains. When she … Read More

  • Sarah (Neuman) Brewer

    December 18, 2018

    Sarah (Neuman) Brewer is a talent development consultant at UMB Financial Corporation where she has worked in Human Resources for over six years. In addition to her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Truman State University, Sarah holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A proud native of St. Louis, … Read More