Stay in Touch

The School of Mass Communication alumni association wants you to get in touch. If you are an alumni of either the School’s programs in Journalism or Radio, Television, and Film, you share an exciting academic history with us and we want to hear from you. Presently we are contacting our graduates who want to be a part of this exciting opportunity to build a strong network of alumni who are interested in an active role with the association and the School.

There are many wonderful advantages and opportunities that can be derived from an alumni association, among them a website
that would reunite graduates and facilitate mutual contact, fellowship, and professional networking. We’re considering the development of an alumni directory, interactive chat room, and an annual reunion event for our alums.


The association may also provide School alumni with the opportunity to serve as guest lecturers, field trip coordinators, and in other School partnership capacities. Alumni may enjoy hosting internships or shadow and mentor programs designed for students interested in media who want to learn more about media professions.

Alumni may also be interested in serving on various committees and counsels or assisting in School events such as the High School Journalism Symposium and Communications Day . There may also be opportunities for alumni to help with special projects, productions, fund raisers, or scholarship development.

If you are interested and want to be involved, please contact Dr. Jamie Byrne, Director, School of Mass Communication at: or call (501) 569-3250.

Listen to our Alumni

Listen now: Lindy Blackstone, the Promotions Director from Arkansas’ #1 Sports Radio Station, 103.7 The Buzz, tells us about how her experience in the UALR Mass Communication Department helped her be successful today.
Lindy, who graduated with a masters degree and was awarded the “Journalism Student of the Year” in 2000, talks about why she chose UALR, how she handled the workload, how the professors and the SMC helped her get where she is today, and how much her experience at UALR means to her. Listen