To support your career development, we will aid you in connecting with our diverse MA alumni network across your time in our program. This network includes alumni currently working in local industries (UAMS, Arkansas Department of Public Health, Bridgeway Hospital, CARDI Cancer Center, Stephens Inc, Simmons Bank, etc.) and those working for national companies and non profit organizations (such as PBS, Adobe, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Heifer International, WinRock International, and more). We also have many alumni who currently work for universities, including Florida State University, UA Little Rock, University of Kentucky, Purdue, Clemson, and others. Check out some of our alumni whose careers span internal and external communication, training/education, and influencer/corporate leadership below!
Internal Communication/Organizational Development
Director of Talent Development, Simmons Bank
Lisa Wymer, Ed.D.
Manager of Organizational Development, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Senior Organizational Development Consultant, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Katie (Batson) Swearingen
Organizational Development Advisor, CARTI
External Communication: Health Communication, Business Development, Sales
Heide Harrell, APR
Vice President, Communications, Business Development Director
Private Client Group, Stephens, Inc.
Director of Communications, Arkansas Department of Health
Chief Experience Officer, Pillar Clinical Research, LLC
Sales Manager (Specialities), Fuchs Lubricants Taiwan Corp
Associate Professor, California State University-Channel Islands
Training Specialist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Associate Professor, Clemson University
Assistant Professor, Director of Debate, Union University
Melanie Morgan, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Purdue University
Director of Learning and Development, First Union, Little Rock, Arkansas
Marquese McFerguson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Florida State University
Robert C. Mock Jr., Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Kentucky
Founder & Chief Storyteller, Black Belt Media
Director of Education, Arkansas PBS
Sasha Arjannikova, Ph.D.
People Analysis, Adobe, San Francisco, California
Global Talent Development Director, Heifer International
J. J. Pitman
University of Arkansas
4-H Center Director