Communication Spotlight

  • Nathan Vickers

    April 17, 2018

    Nathan Vickers grew up in El Dorado Springs, MO, where his family runs a small farm.  Currently, he is a reporter and multimedia journalist at KCTV5 News in Kansas City, MO. He shoots, writes and edits his own stories every day, covering everything from Royals baseball to city government and breaking news. Nathan enjoys bicycling, … Read More

  • Catherine Jones

    April 10, 2018

    Catherine Jones is a digital strategist who is committed to helping candidates and advocacy groups make an impact. When she’s not behind a computer, Catherine enjoys eating good food with good people, listening to live music, and spending time with friends. What year did you graduate and what was your concentration? I graduated in 2014 … Read More

  • Andrea (Hein) Guzman

    April 3, 2018

    Dr. Andrea L. (Hein) Guzman is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Northern Illinois University where her research focuses on people’s interactions with artificial intelligence and the implications of automated journalism. Andrea has been integral in the formalization of human-machine communication research within the communication discipline and is the editor of the forthcoming volume Human-Machine … Read More

  • Dana (Bruxvoort) de Andres

    March 27, 2018

    Dana (Bruxvoort) de Andres lives in Denver, CO, where she has established a career in marketing for international development nonprofits. Outside of her day job, she volunteers at the Denver County Jail, developing a program to support inmates transitioning out of jail. She is an avid rock climber and loves exploring the Rocky Mountains. She … Read More

  • Matt Bartlett

    March 20, 2018

    Matt lives in Kansas City with his wife Lindsey and two sons, Jack and Ty. Matt’s family is his world and there’s nothing he enjoys more than spending time with his two boys. Professionally, he has over eight years of experience working in account management and marketing strategy for B2C (business-to-consumer) and B2B (business-to-business) companies. … Read More

  • Kelly (Fox) Barbeau

    March 13, 2018

    Kelly lives in Fenton, MO with her husband Josh and daughter Emma. After working towards a career in Event Planning, Kelly’s senior year Career Center internship inspired her to shift her focus to helping children attain a positive futures. Now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Kelly uses her communication skills developed in her undergraduate studies … Read More

  • Susan Presley

    March 6, 2018

    Rev. Susan Presley grew up in Michigan and has lived in Texas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Illinois.  She is currently serving as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Mendota, IL.  After leaving Truman State University, Susan earned her M.Div. from Louisville Seminary, and is now pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry.  Her areas of study include … Read More

  • Jennifer (Riebold) Hess

    February 27, 2018

    Jennifer has been happily employed at Scott Credit Union for nearly seven years, currently as the Community Relations Supervisor. She has represented the credit union on a variety of Chamber of Commerce, civic, and charity boards/committees. Jennifer was a founding member of the credit union young professionals group CU*Reach and currently serves on the board … Read More

  • Becca Landwehr

    February 20, 2018

    Becca Landwehr is a design thinker, problem finder, and multipotentialite. A designer with OPX, a design consultancy, Becca has experience in workplace strategy, commercial design, and teaching at the university level. Becca has also worked in social media and brand strategy, publication design, event planning, and facilities management. She regularly mentors emerging design students and … Read More

  • Brooke Giddens

    February 13, 2018

    Brooke is a passionate and creative storyteller currently working in Global Artist Marketing for Shure, an industry leader in audio electronics. She is involved in influencer marketing, relationship management, content creation, social media marketing, branding, experiential marketing, and partnerships. Her accomplishments at Shure include: launching MOTIV sessions, a global initiative to create DIY video content with … Read More

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