Prepare graduates for a lifetime of stories: that’s what we do.

In the Department of Mass Media, we know graduation is only the beginning of your journey. We want to stay connected and use your knowledge as we train the next generation. Whether that is guest lecturing, supervising a student intern, or supporting a scholarship, we know alumni are not only a proud part of our history but a key part of our future. 

What’s your story?

We want to know what you have done since graduation. Take a moment to fill out our short form and share some advice with our current students.

Giving Back to the Department 

The support of alumni and friends empowers the Department of Mass Media to prepare the next generation of communicators. We are proud of where we have been, but we can’t keep moving forward without your help.  

 Here’s How to Get Started: 

Professional Advisory Council 

It is important for the Department to stay connected to mass media industry professionals. Advisory Council members are recruited to represent each of the four curricular options with the Department and serve as a sounding board for educational and development issues. 

Professional advisory council
Emily Sikes Blattel  Rooted Web/Recruiters Websites 
Toni Eftink  Element 74 
Gabe Hartwig  St. Louis Post-Dispatch 
Lucus Presson  Rust Communications/Southeast Missourian 
Luke Hilgenbrinck  The Bank of Missouri 
Scott Huegerich  Aligned Media 
Amanda Bradham-Little  Marketing Director, Pace Properties 
Doug McDermott  First State Bancshares 
Jim Riley  Red Letter Communications Inc. 
Tressa Robbins  Burrelles Luce 
Jon Rust  Rust Communications/Southeast Missourian 
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