Communication Spotlight

  • 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

  • Amanda (Trosen) Luedecke

    January 26, 2021

    Since Amanda (Trosen) Luedecke left Kirksville and Truman State University, she has worked various jobs both on Capitol Hill and in corporate America. She is a third generation Bulldog (#BulldogForever) that married a fellow Truman graduate.  Amanda is proof that you can do anything with a Communication degree. What year did you graduate and what … Read More

  • Jared Young

    January 19, 2021

    Jared Young is an educator. He is the Robison Planetarium Director and Coordinator of Summer Academies at Truman State University. He has experience as an elementary school teacher and a college-level instructor. Outside of work, he can be found mountain biking on various Midwest trails, maintaining the Thousand Hills State Park trail system with fellow … Read More

  • Katelyn Casserly

    January 12, 2021

    Katelyn Casserly is a project manager in St. Louis, MO. Her career path led her through a local grocery chain as a pricing coordinator, a consulting firm supporting the Monsanto/Bayer IT integration, and her most recent role as a project manager at Centene. As a project manager at Centene, Katelyn supports the product lifecycle of … Read More

  • Shelby (Raper) Kozlowski

    January 5, 2021

    Shelby (Raper) Kozlowski is a product manager from Farmington, MO . Originally a biology major, Shelby quickly realized her passion was not in studying cells and plant life, but for studying language and meaning in the Communication Department. Shelby is currently Senior Product Lead for Fleet Technology applications at UniGroup in Fenton, MO. When she’s … Read More