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Alumni Updates Across the Country 2014

Tonya Oaks Smith (MA-2008) is now the Director of Marketing at Henderson State University.

Andrew Pyle (MA-2009) accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Clemson University.

Kristina Godfrey (BA-2012; MA-2013) is a Public Information Specialist at Arkansas Department of Health.

Lauren Lee (MA-2013) accepted a position as the Digital Solutions Coordinator at Acxiom.

Ashley McNatt (MA-2007) has a new role as Health Communications Section Chief at Arkansas Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program.

Mike Hemphill (BA-1977) is now Director for Academic Programming at The Clinton Foundation.

Alyssa Sloan (MA-2006) is the Associate Dean of Applied Sciences & Technology /Associate Professor & Program Director of Communication. Dr. Sloan recently published “Message convergence as a message-centered approach to analyzing and improving risk communication” in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41(4), 346-364.

We are proud of our alumni and current students. You may continue to send your updates to Dr. Driskill at Also, know that our alumni are doing more to connect on to improve networking.

Updated 7.30.2014