The School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas has produced many notable alumni from both the undergraduate and graduate programs that serve as leaders in their fields in Arkansas and across the nation.

Undergraduate Program Alumni

  • Tom Brannon – Meteorologist, KTHV 11
  • Liz Caldwell – Director of News and Communications, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Carole Cassil – APR; Director of Communications, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
  • Stephanie Harris – Communications Counsel, Arkansas Supreme Court; Founder, Women Lead Arkansas
  • Benjamin Krain – Director of Photography, UA Little Rock Office of Communications; Former photojournalist, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Melinda Mayo – Meteorologist, KATV 7
  • Deborah Robinson – Journalist
  • Judy Williams – Associate Vice Chancellor of Communications and Marketing, UA Little Rock
  • Leslie Taylor – Vice Chancellor, Communications and Marketing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Erin Hohnbaum – Founder/CEO, E.Leigh’s
  • Elyse Geisbauer Cullen – Communications Director, North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Hibblen – News Director, KUAR
  • Travis “Tre Day” Rowan – Radio Personality, Power 92.3
  • Rachel Frey – Account Executive, Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods
  • Kristen Vandaveer Nicholson, APR – Director of Public Relations, Mangan Holcomb Partners

Graduate Program Alumni

  • Amy Barnes – APR; Associate Professor, School of Mass Communication, UA Little Rock
  • Frank Fellone – Lecturer, School of Mass Communication, UA Little Rock; Former Deputy Editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • John Allen Hendricks – Chair/Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Stephen F. Austin University
  • Paul Parsons – Dean, School of Communication, Elon University
  • Richard Robinson – Associate Professor, University of Tennesse-Martin
  • Diane Jarrett – Director of Education/Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Lauren Farbough – Senior Account Executive, Team SI
  • Suzi Parker – Author; national freelance journalist
  • Angel Murphy Galloway – Director of Marketing and Communications, Arkansas Arts Center
  • Dionne King – Producer, Fox 16
  • Rachel Selby – Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army Pine Bluff Arsenal
  • Mary Hightower – Director of Communication Services, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension
  • Bryan Goodman – Director, Product/Panel Communications, American Chemistry Council (Washington, D.C.)
  • Margaret Preston Dedman – Spokesperson, St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center
  • Steve Eddington – Vice President of Public Relations, Arkansas Farm Bureau

Alumni Opportunities

If you are an alumni of the School of Mass Communication, you share an exciting academic history with us and we want to hear from you. Please fill out the form below to help us build a strong network of alumni who are interested in an active role with the school.

SMC Alumni Update

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