Communication Spotlight

  • Lauren Massey

    March 26, 2019

    Lauren Massey is an Account Supervisor at Intouch Solutions, a digital marketing agency in Kansas City, where she has been the last 4 years. In this role she has helped plan, implement and manage social media campaigns, website updates, video development, and email and media campaigns. In her free time, she enjoys attempting to do … Read More

  • Alyssa Aunspaugh

    March 19, 2019

    Alyssa Aunspaugh is the Social Media Coordinator at Oakhill Day School in the Gladstone, MO. She works to tell the school’s story, boost fundraising efforts, and document the daily lives of the students through the power of social media. When she is not working, Alyssa enjoys watching Royals baseball, eating KC barbecue, going to concerts, … Read More

  • Alec Sydlow

    March 12, 2019

    In 2016, Alec married his best friend and fellow Truman COMM grad, Nikki.  They spent 2.5 years living in Denver together after graduating, devoted as much time in the mountains as possible while still working full time.  They still get back to the mountains when they can, even though they are now back living in … Read More

  • Mary Schreier

    March 5, 2019

    Mary Schreier is a Marketing Specialist at Thrivent Financial in Minneapolis, MN. She finds digital storytelling and its potential to spread joy to fuel her passion for her career. When she’s not downtown, she enjoys spending time with 350 of her favorite dance students at Dance Esteem in Eden Prairie, MN and traveling the world. … Read More

  • Angel McGee

    February 26, 2019

    Angel McGee is the Manager of Communications and Outreach for the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy, a non-profit organization partnered with the Kansas City Royals.  It is focused on empowering underserved youth through baseball and softball, as well as providing academic and social opportunities for scholar-athletes. She previously served as the Royals’ Event Presentation … Read More

  • 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