Communication Spotlight

  • Jared McNett

    August 21, 2018

    Jared is a voracious consumer of all things pop culture. A possessor of numerous pieces of useless knowledge and trivia. A basketball obsessive. He notes that depression doesn’t define you and prefers the A/C to the outdoors. He is rarely seen without headphones. Jared fancies himself a second-tier writer ambling up the ladder. Yes, he runs … Read More

  • Ashley Jost

    August 7, 2018

    Ashley Jost is a Senior Advisor to University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor Alexander Cartwright and University of Missouri System President Mun Choi. Prior to joining the world of higher education, she covered higher education for several years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Columbia Daily Tribune. A St. Louis area native, Jost came to Truman … Read More

  • Jennifer (Bradshaw) Johnson

    July 31, 2018

    Born outside Chicago, Jennifer (Bradshaw) Johnson has lived in seven different states and spent the first 15 years of her life homeschooled. Frequently engaging in political debates, she strives to live everyday like Elle Woods after Warner told her she wasn’t smart enough for law school. Jen is pursuing her J.D. at UMKC School of … Read More

  • Andi (Watkins Davis) Savage

    July 17, 2018

    Andi Savage lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, where she is a law student at the University of Colorado pursuing a career in family and juvenile law. She volunteers for the Korey Wise Innocence Project and the Women’s Law Caucus. This summer, Andi is interning with a local nonprofit taking family law cases for … Read More

  • Angela Crawford

    July 10, 2018

    Storytelling is at the heart of what Angela does in her career. The content and the medium has varied, but the end goal is always to connect with the audience in a meaningful way. After completing her graduate program in communication at the University of Kansas, Angela joined the team at the NAIA to help … Read More

  • Amanda (Goeser) Lustgraaf

    July 3, 2018

    Amanda Lustgraaf is the Marketing Communication Coordinator with Midtown Crossing, working closely with retailers to ensure their individual success, developing marketing initiatives to advance the neighborhood and leading the coordination of 150+ events in Turner Park.  She was previously part of the marketing team for RED Development at Shadow Lake Towne Center. Amanda is also … Read More

  • Hannah (Rickman) Magee

    June 19, 2018

    Hannah Magee is a CEO, salesperson, advertising executive, and PR professional all in one.  A lifelong Kansas Citian, Hannah is now the owner of Weston Wine Company, a winery in Weston, MO. She came to own that small business in 2017. In her spare time, Hannah performs with Theater Atchison, drinks entirely too much wine, … Read More

  • Shawn Shinneman

    June 12, 2018

    Shawn Shinneman is a senior editor at D CEO, a business magazine in Dallas under the D Magazine umbrella. He left Truman State for the University of Missouri, and in 2016, he graduated with a Masters degree in magazine writing. He’s covered cities and schools for newspapers, written about tech for a business journal, and today … Read More

  • Nicole Flood

    June 5, 2018

    Nicole Flood grew up in Kahoka, MO. Currently, she is a nonprofit communications strategist who works as a Communications Coordinator at Saving Sight in St. Louis. In this role, she does everything from managing social media to creating marketing materials for surgeons to writing compelling recipient stories. Nicole has also contributed articles as a freelance … Read More

  • Kat (Murphy) Fraser

    May 29, 2018

    Kat (Murphy) Fraser is an academic advisor at Loyola University Chicago in the School of Communication, where she works with upper-division students as they navigate their way through college to their career and beyond. Kat graduated from Truman in 2011 and from Loyola University Chicago in 2015 with her M.Ed. in Higher Education. In her … Read More