Communication Alumni Profiles

Meet some of the Communication Department's students and alumni

Ellen Ennes

Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Graduated: 2011
Current Position: Copywriter, LivingSocial, Washington, D.C.

Chenxing Zhang

Major: Integrated Media
Graduated: 2011
Current Position: Video Journalist for Voice of America, Washington, DC

Andrea Cramer Harp

Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Graduated: 2010
Current Position: Communications Manager, Ozarks Community Hospital, Springfield, MO

Jonathan McIntosh

Major: Speech Communication/Public Relations/Theatre
Graduated: 2006; Masters in Communication, 2009
Current Position: Department Chair – Special Education, KIPP:AMP Academy, NY, NY

Rachel Hubner

Major: Speech Communication/Politics and Government
Graduated: 2009
Current Position: Juris Doctor Candidate 2012, University of Tulsa, College of Law

Logan Hoffman

Major: Integrated Media
Graduated: 2009
Current Position: Owner, New Hampshire Goalkeeping Academy and Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay.

Jon Woodson

Major: Speech Communication
Graduated: 2009
Current Status: School Support Communication Specialist for Connections Education in Baltimore, MD

"Don't view your courses as a chore or a job that you only try to survive through. They are opportunities to learn about yourself and world around you. Use those opportunities to find out what really interests you and what you're good at, instead of just what looks good on a résumé or might lead to a career filled with money."

Leanna Goesling

Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Graduated: 2008
Current Position: Marketing and Communications Specialist, Black & Veatch, Overland Park, KS

Jason Swadley

Major: Speech Communication
Graduated: 2007
Current Position: Editor at The Art of Theory; Studying Political Theory at Brown University, Providence, RI; anticipated Ph.D. 2014

Mallory (McGowin) Jarrett

Major: Integrated Media
Graduated: 2007
Current Position: Communications & Marketing Specialist for Jefferson City Public Schools



Audrey Campbell

Majors: Advertising, Public Relations and Design Arts
Graduated: 2006
Current Position: Art Director at VML in Kansas City


Darcy Mowrer

Majors: Advertising, Psychology and Public Relations
Graduated: 2005
Current Position: Customer Development Manager, Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR

"My time at Drury absolutely prepared me for the 'real world.' My liberal arts background taught me how to keep an open mind in my professional and personal life.And the experiences I gained in the Communication Department gave me all the tools I needed to step into agency life without missing a beat. I owe so much of my success to this amazing program!"


Micah McClaren Azzano

Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Graduated: 2005
Current Position: Communications Director, Kratos Learning, Washington, D.C.

"The close personal attention I received from the professors at Drury University greatly contributed to my knowledge of the Public Relations Industry. Their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty gave me a strong skill set to succeed in both professional and academic arenas. I find it hard to believe that any other school could offer the close personal attention and the advantages offered by the Communication Department at Drury University."

Sonja Garrett

Major:  Journalism
Graduated:  2004
Current Position: Associate Director, School for Continuing and Professional Studies in the Kansas City Art Institute

Carrie (DeLaquil) Richardson

Major: Public Relations
Graduated: 2003
Current Position: Director of Communications, Ozarks Community Hospital, Springfield

"Drury's Communication Department truly equipped me with the educational background and real world experience to jump right into the working world even before graduation. I can honestly say that my entire career began and continues because of the incredible networking opportunities available with other successful Drury graduates. As a professional in the communication world, I would hire a Drury graduate over any other, and I am fortunate to still work daily with other Drury Communication alums." 

Marci Bowling

Graduated: 1995
Current Position: Business Development Executive, BKD, LLP, Springfield