Alumni Spotlight

Welcome Alumni!!

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The Dept. of Communication is currently compiling information from Alumni. If you would like to be featured on this page, please email Dr. Wright at combadir@gmu.edu

From Student to Alumni:  Mike Bush, #MasonCOMM 2002

From Student to Alumni: Mike Bush, #MasonCOMM 2002

Life after college can be overwhelming, challenging, and frightening. But for some students, seeing the success of those before them promotes their own success. It is no secret that George Mason University’s Communication Department has been one to breed students who create successful career paths. One of those acclaimed students is now the director of communications and brand at Cargomatic, a company that is like Uber but for shipping trucks.

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2016 #MasonCOMM Jesse Robinson Laughing His Way to Success

2016 #MasonCOMM Jesse Robinson Laughing His Way to Success

Jesse graduated in 2016 with a BA in Communication (Media Production and Criticism concentration) and a Minor in Theatre (Acting focus). During his time at Mason, Jesse served as the Program Director and General Manager for WGMU Radio, and enjoyed making things up as the President of the Mason Improv Association. Jesse was the COMM Department’s 2013 Announcer of the Year and 2014 Broadcaster of the Year recipient.

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2019 Grad Crafts Digital Strategy for Pew Charitable Trusts

2019 Grad Crafts Digital Strategy for Pew Charitable Trusts

Immediately after she completed her communication studies at Mason, she won a coveted fellowship at the global PR agency, Hill + Knowlton Strategies as a business development fellow. A fellowship is considered a short – term opportunity to develop one’s skills in a specific area. Because of this job, she realized that she is very interested in the marketing side of things.

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2011 #MasonCOMM Alum:  Roxanne Sutton

2011 #MasonCOMM Alum: Roxanne Sutton

Sutton serves as the director of communication for the National Recreation and Park Association. Starting as a marketing and communications specialist, Sutton has climbed the corporate ladder. As director of communication Sutton works on social media strategy, email marketing, media relations, all things writing, and hosts a weekly podcast.

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Alumna Chelsea Norman Bringing Communication Expertise Across the Country

Alumna Chelsea Norman Bringing Communication Expertise Across the Country

 “Interactive, resourceful, and fun” are three words Norman used to describe George Mason University’s communication program. “We have such great professors that are really engaged and are always pushing you to go beyond and push yourself,” said Norman. Norman also emphasized the numerous opportunities and resources George Mason communication students have access to, given the campus’s proximity to the D.C. area.

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2017 #MasonCOMM Alum Samantha Chavez

2017 #MasonCOMM Alum Samantha Chavez

Chavez is the Associate Director of Programs and Services at the Army Historical Foundation. She accepted her position with the foundation two months after graduating and believes the skills she learned throughout her time at Mason helped land the position.

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