Communication Spotlight

  • Mary Pearson

    April 26, 2022

    Mary Pearson attended Truman 2013-2017 and graduated with a degree in Communication and a minor in History. Originally from St. Louis, Mary moved to Orlando, Fla., immediately after college and has been living there since. She is currently working for Morgan & Morgan, a personal injury law firm in downtown Orlando, and she loves the … Read More

  • Burgundy (Ramsey) Hill

    April 19, 2022

    Burgundy (Ramsey) Hill lives in Quincy, IL, and serves as the Executive Director of Quincy Community Theatre. Burgundy majored in Communication at Truman State University and has a Master’s degree in Communication from Quincy University. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for Cornerstone: Foundations for Families and volunteers on the marketing … Read More

  • Aerin Johnson

    April 12, 2022

    Aerin “Ariel” Johnson is the current lead morning show producer at 5News in Fayetteville, AR. She started practicing journalism at the age of 8 and never really gave it up. She was the Executive Producer of TMN Television (now KTRM Studios) during her time at Truman State, along with doubling majoring in Communication and English. … Read More

  • Anna Soane

    April 5, 2022

    After graduation from Truman, Anna Soane moved back to Chicago to pursue a career in the social and digital marketing + advertising world.  Currently she is a Manager of Social + Digital Platform Strategy at Weber Shandwick. Anna’s 7 years of professional experience includes working with 25+ brands within a wide range of markets across … Read More

  • Jessica Hill

    March 29, 2022

    Jessica Hill is the Executive Director of the Safe House for Women, a non-profit domestic violence services agency located in Cape Girardeau, MO. She graduated magna cum laude from Truman. in 1999 with a degree in Communication and a minor in Public Administration. She also received her Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from Oral Roberts … Read More

  • Jacob “Jude” Pipta

    March 22, 2022

    Jacob Pipta (now goes by Jude) grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Kirksville to attend Truman back in 2009. After he graduated and commissioned from Truman, he moved to the Bay Area in California. Since that time, Jude has worked for the Army, Apple, and, most recently, started at Rivian Automotive. Jude deployed to … Read More

  • Kenady Moore

    March 15, 2022

    Kenady Moore works as a Proposal Coordinator for Burns & McDonnell, an engineering firm in Kansas City, MO. A native of Quincy, IL, Kenady graduated from high school in 2013. While at Truman, she was active in Greek Life along side her studies. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and … Read More

  • Bethany (Boyle) Geary

    March 8, 2022

    Bethany (Boyle) Geary is a St. Louis native and Cardinal’s fan. She was homeschooled through 12th grade before studying Communication at Truman State University. After graduating, she met and married her best-friend-for-life Matthew and became a foster mom to a sweet and spunky 12 year old. She currently lives in Sharon, PA with her family … Read More

  • Jack Derbak

    March 1, 2022

    Jack Derbak, is a Multimedia Communications Specialist for the City of St. Peters. He provides support for the City’s communications, public relations, promotions, and program marketing efforts. He also writes and prepares official news releases, as well as writing and producing publications, marketing materials, and other multimedia content. When he’s not behind a computer screen … Read More

  • Amber Draper

    February 15, 2022

    Amber Draper loves people, writing, and storytelling. She currently works in her hometown of St. Louis, MO as an External Communications Coordinator for the Special School District. Prior to that, she was a marketing coordinator and event planner for the City of Brentwood and a reporter/fill-in anchor at KTVO.  She has a master’s degree in … Read More