Communication Spotlight

  • Kelsey Smith

    October 6, 2020

    Kelsey Smith grew up in St. Louis, and after graduation moved down to Columbia, MO to start working from home for Apple. After a brief stint in Denver, she has settled into Washington DC working at the historic Apple Carnegie Library. She has worked in several roles in the technical department while at Apple, and … Read More

  • Kristel (Givogue) Hladky

    September 29, 2020

    Kristel (Givogue) Hladky is married to her high school sweetheart and former Truman Alum, JR (Mathematics, MAE). Together they live in the suburbs of Kansas City where they are generally managing the chaos of raising four active kids ages 3-9 with a 5th due in February 2021! Kristel is a passionate member of the Spark … Read More

  • John Riti

    September 22, 2020

    John Riti’s love of reading and writing led him to both the English and Communication Departments at Truman State. From planning campus events with the Student Activities Board to spending Kirksville summers as an Orientation Leader, John’s Bulldog pride has only increased over time! After graduating, John wrote for both Paste Magazine, an entertainment magazine … Read More

  • Kate Ginnard

    September 15, 2020

    Originally from southern Illinois, Kate graduated from Truman in 2016 with degrees in Communication and Spanish. She moved to State College, PA, and began working for Pennsylvania State University as a Stewardship Assistant. In 2018, Kate transitioned to frontline fundraising as a part of the Annual Leadership Gifts team. In this role, Kate travels to … Read More

  • Greg Ballesteros

    September 8, 2020

    Greg Ballesteros is from St. Louis, MO. After graduation, he moved to Kansas City and worked at AMC Theatres in the corporate headquarters in a variety of different roles for the Film Programming department.  Recently, Greg moved to Los Angeles to work as a marketing manager focusing on theatrical releases for Warner Brothers Pictures. Key … Read More

  • Rowen Sears

    September 1, 2020

    Rowen Sears works for GEHA, a federally-focused benefits provider based in Lee’s Summit, MO. With a focus in digital communications and social media, he leverages various digital mediums to create conversations around multiple facets of health and wellness including mental, emotional, physical and financial health. Growing digital communities is work that he has done since … Read More

  • Shane Mulrooney

    August 11, 2020

    Shane Mulrooney is currently the Head of Growth and Customer Experience at IgniteADR, an e-arbitration technology solution.  Shane is also Of Counsel at Litwin Law, where he provides legal counsel to entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses.  He currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI, with his girlfriend while she is pursuing her MBA at the University … Read More

  • Breanna (Rigger) Ruby

    August 4, 2020

    Breanna (Rigger) Ruby is a Business Systems Analyst at Bullhorn, an enterprise end-to-end Recruiting SAAS (software as a service) company, and is celebrating her 3-year anniversary there this summer. At Bullhorn, she’s also involved in HERd, a Women in Tech employee group. Breanna lives in South St. Louis City with her husband David (a fellow … Read More

  • Jonah McKeown

    July 28, 2020

    Jonah McKeown was born in London, England and grew up in Columbia, MO and Mexico, MO. He is the oldest of seven siblings. He attended Truman State University from 2012-2016, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Communication and a Minor in Film Studies. He went on to earn a Master’s in Journalism at the University of … Read More

  • Abbey Northcutt

    July 14, 2020

    Abbey is a nonbinary (pronouns: they/them) web developer currently working on entertainment industry software at Intercard, Inc., where I specialize in Angular and .NET Core. I’m currently living in St. Louis with my fiancé, and fellow Truman graduate, Andrew Peake. I’ve held a variety of very odd jobs since graduating, including a telephone operator, legal … Read More