Communication Spotlight

  • Erica Nolan

    May 11, 2021

    Erica Nolan is a Truman alumni that left St. Louis, MO in 2018 to take on the big city of Chicago.  She currently resides in the Northside neighborhood of Edgewater with her roommate and fellow Truman alumni, Paige Yungermann, and works in the Investor Relations department of a private equity firm as a Marketing Coordinator. … Read More

  • Olivia Louderman

    May 4, 2021

    Olivia Louderman is an experienced event professional with a background in sports, nonprofit, international travel, and overnight summer camp! Olivia’s dynamic background across multiple industries and critical eye for process improvement has guided her toward following a passion for organizational development and change management. She is currently is a Meeting Event Manager with Maritz Global … Read More

  • Laura Seaman

    April 20, 2021

    Laura is 27 years old and lives in North Hollywood, CA. She lives with her best friend, a fellow Truman alumna and our two cats.  Laura is a freelancer in the film industry.  She has worked on TV shows, internet series, and movies in both production and the art departments. She hopes to one day … Read More

  • Sarah (Burns) McKeown

    April 13, 2021

    Sarah McKeown works as a graphic designer for a Kansas City-based nonprofit. A native of St. Louis, Sarah graduated from Truman in 2016 with a BFA in Visual Communication and minors in Communication and Photography. She lives in Denver, CO with her husband Jonah and their cat, Patty. In their free time Sarah and Jonah … Read More

  • Annie Tran

    March 9, 2021

    Annie Tran was born and raised in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam – in a not-so-typical Asian family (mom never cooks and dad doesn’t watch soccer).  After growing up, 19-year-old Annie packed 2 huge suitcases, left the house and flew half of the Earth to the United States for college. After graduation, she spent … Read More

  • Paige Yungermann

    March 2, 2021

    Paige Yungermann is a higher education practitioner at National Louis University. She works with prospective students who want to study Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, and the best perk to her job is all the free food prepared by the culinary students. Paige is also working towards an MEd in Higher Education from Wilmington University. … Read More

  • Dan Mika

    February 23, 2021

    Dan Mika is a reporter for BizWest Media, a business journal covering Northern Colorado and the Boulder area. A Chicago native, he graduated from Truman State University in 2016 and has since worked for the Ames Tribune and Cedar Rapids Gazette, both in Iowa. What year did you graduate and what was your concentration? I … Read More

  • Sam Murphey

    February 16, 2021

    Samuel Murphey is chief strategy officer for Greater St. Louis, Inc., a newly created economic development organization for the bi-state, St. Louis metropolitan region. Sam has spent his career leading public affairs teams in the private and public sectors. He previously was the head of global issues management for Bayer Crop Science. His team engaged … Read More

  • Katie Smith

    February 9, 2021

    Katie Smith is located in St. Louis, MO but still believes Kansas City, MO is the superior Missouri city.  After leaving Truman, Katie experienced several different environments from corporate hospitality to SaaS startup and marketing agencies. She enjoys her time in the office but when she’s not putting her degree to work, she’s spending her … Read More

  • Anya Overmann

    February 6, 2021

    Anya Overmann is a freelance writer, a digital nomad, a Humanist, and an outspoken activist. Originally from St. Louis but now a traveling citizen of the world, she creates marketing content for businesses and ghostwrites books as she wanders. She is the President of Young Humanists International, a global humanist movement that defends human rights … Read More