Communication Spotlight

  • 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

  • Jackie (McAndrew) Cintel

    February 6, 2018

    An Iowa girl at heart, I came to Truman State for the academic rigor and opportunities. I started as an English and Spanish double-major but after studying abroad in Costa Rica, I found myself fascinated with the communication field and changed my major. I went on to get my Master’s degree in Student Affairs at … Read More

  • Kristyn Potter

    January 30, 2018

    Kristyn Potter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Journalism. She relocated to Brooklyn, New York in 2012 after completing her Master’s degree at Webster University in St. Louis. Kristyn spent four years in Marketing at Sony Corporation of America, one year at New York Magazine as a Copywriter, and … Read More

  • Andrea Hewitt

    January 23, 2018

    Andrea currently works at Red Nova Labs, a tech company in Kansas City.  She met her wife, Jennifer Townsend, at Truman.  “I like to tell people that between us we graduated with three majors and three minors. I just don’t specify that she’s responsible for two majors and two minors.”  Andrea and Jennifer are fostering 3 … Read More

  • Lauren Kellett

    January 16, 2018

    Lauren lives in St. Louis, MO, where she has worked at various arts organizations and institutions, and is currently the marketing coordinator at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She is passionate about the local arts scene in her city, and in her free time, helps create a monthly publication called The Moon Zine with friends … Read More

  • Jacob Stutzman and Phyllis (Shelley) Stutzman

    January 9, 2018

    The Reverend Phyllis (Phyl) L. Stutzman is the pastor of Emporia Presbyterian Church.  Pastor Phyl is a graduate of Truman and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  She has served churches in Missouri, Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma, serves on presbytery level committees, and … Read More