Where are they now?

photo of faculty and alumni of the grad program

We are increasing our efforts to keep in touch with the many students and faculty who have been part of the Department of Communication over the years. We want to hear from you about how you were connected to the department and what you are doing now. Complete this form, tell us what you are up to, and tell us how you'd like that information used. You can ask to be contacted about mentoring current undergrads or graduate students or have your "Then and Now" information shared on this page. Or all of the above.

We look forward to hearing from you. Below are some of the alumni we've heard from already!


 

Nancy Blaksin (formerly Nancy Samuels)

Then: Earned BA in Communication; conferred May 1986
Now: Digital Content Marketing Manager, WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, MA

Christopher Clemens

Then: Communication graduate student; Ph.D. conferred May 2013
Now: Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, San Francisco State University

Carl Ey

Then: Earned BA in Communication; conferred May 1988
After that: Twenty-five years of service in both the Armed Forces & in the U.S. Congress
Now: Chairman & CEO, Mammoth Global Partners, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business specializing in strategic communication and public affairs support

Joshua Fishlock

Then: Communication graduate student; Ph.D. conferred August 2016
Now: Assistant Professor, Arizona State University at Lake Havasu City

Lesley Harris (formerly Lesley Ross)

Then: Earned BA in Communication; conferred December 2001
After that: National Broadcast Media Negotiator
Now: Owner and Professor of ESL, Mallorca English Languages Services

Daniel Hunt

Then: Communication graduate student; Ph.D. conferred May 2012
Now: Assistant Professor of Communication, Worcester State University

Jhansi Katechia

Then: Earned BA in Communication; conferred August 2015
After that: Earned J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School
Now: Attorney

Rory McGloin

Then: Communication graduate student; Ph.D. conferred May 2011
Now: Associate Professor, Department of Communication, UConn

Nikki Narducci

Then: Earned BA in Communication; conferred May 2012
After that: Assistant Sports Information Director at Texas A&M International University; Account Executive & Graphic Designer, Laredo Lemurs Baseball; Sports Information Director, Worcester State University
Now: Director of Athletic Communications, Becker College

Lauren Rosenthal

Then: Communication undergraduate major; conferred May 2012
Now: Marketing Coordinator, Connecticut Public Broadcasting

Carl Shea

Then: Earned BA in Communication; conferred May 1975
After that: Grad student 1975-1977; Social Science Analyst/Transportation Specialist, Federal Highway Administration 1978-1985; IT , FHWA 1986-2014; Retired as Chief, IT Operations
Now: Retired; Habitat for Humanity Crew Leader (volunteer)

Stephen Stifano

Then: Communication graduate student; Ph.D. conferred August 2011
Now: Associate Professor in-Residence, Department of Communication, UConn

Robert Walker

Then: Communication graduate student; Ph.D. conferred December 2006
Now: Owner and Clinical Director of Robert A. Walker and Associates, Counseling and Consulting Center Inc

Yi Wang

Then: Communication graduate student; Ph.D. conferred December 2015
Now: Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Louisville

Tai-Yee Wu

Then: Communication graduate student; Ph.D. conferred May 2017
Now: Assistant Professor, Institute of Communication Studies, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)

Eliza Zarka

Then: Earned BAs in Communication and Human Rights with a minor in Sociology
Now: Addiction & Behavioral Health Coordinator, Office of the Governor of New Hampshire

Jacquelyn Zenhye (formerly Jacquelyn Flint)

Then: Earned BA in Communication; conferred May 2011
Now: Director of Marketing & Product Innovation, FENN Metal Forming Machinery