Once you graduate from Slippery Rock University,
you become a part of an elite group of alumni, representing
various fields of study and career choices. Alumni
are a part of our success as a department. Their
ability to impact our campus community is very important
to us. Their experiences within various fields of
communication can not only help you, but it can
show you that your degree in communication can lead
you in various directions. Take a look at some of
our alumni and where they are now
Keith E. Tagliaferri, 2003
- IPS/Microsoft. PA
Job description: I am an Online Security Analyst for Microsoft's
Anti-Spam Team. I search for and investigate high-volume spammers who abuse
Microsoft's Hotmail and MSN e-mail accounts. After concluding my
investigations I create detailed reports on the spam activity and present my
cases to high officials at Microsoft, along with the law firms who then take
my cases and pursue legal action.
Nicole Keeler, 2001
- GE Consumer Products, Europe
Job description: Based in Budapest, Hungary I am one of two communicators leading the Communications for GE Consumer Products Europe, with a focus on internal communications. One of my most important tasks is writing the weekly "CEO Message." I research, collect, write, and format this message that focuses on various topics such as finance and community service. This message, completely written by me, is sent out by the CEO - usually virtually unchanged. I am also responsible for writing and designing a number of other communications, with a heavy focus on community service communications. Additionally, I am a valuable asset to the company as a native English speaker correcting texts written by other employees here. I use skills every day that I learned from my time at SRU - my education there was priceless.
Holly McDonald, 2001
- Intuit Inc. San Diego, CA
Job description: I am a Project Assistant in the Image Design department of Intuit. I create and proof various forms that our department puts out for the software we create. Intuit is second in the nation for the product it produces. I'm using the desktop publishing skills I learned through classes and internships with the department. I feel fortunate to have landed this job, as it is a very large and reputable company in San Diego.
Brian Thomas, 2001
- Crest National Film Laboratories
Job description: DVD Compression.
Joe Sager, 2000
- New Castle News
Job description: I work as a sports writer
and I cover Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, University
of Pittsburgh basketball, Westminster College football
and many high school sporting events in Lawrence
County. I also edit, copy and design sports pages.
Work number: (724) 654-6651 ext. 629.
Cell phone: (814) 671-0826.
Steven R. Simons, 1999
- Greater Philadelphia Radio Group. Philadelphia, PA
Job description: Residing in Cheltenham Pa, I am working for Greater Media's, Greater Philadelphia Radio Group, consisting of 102.9 WMGK, 950 WPEN, 93.3 WMMR, and 95.7 WMWX. As Creative Services Director, I write commercials and promotional copy as well as some production responsibilities. I also am in charge of traffic and continuity for the broadcast of Philles baseball. On the side I am running my own commercial production business.
Other contact information:
Steven R. Simons
WMGK/WPEN Creative Services
One Bala Plaza, Suite 339
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Jared K. Yerg, 1999
- J.A. Jones International. Charlotte, NC
Job description: I work for J.A. Jones International, a Fluor Company, in the
International Government Division as a procurement specialist. They are the second largest construction firm in the United States.
Andrew "Jerky" Seder, 1998
- The Scranton Times and Tribune. Scranton, PA
Job description: I have been a journalist since graduating and the Scranton Times and Tribune is the third paper I've been with, following the Pocono Record in Stroudsburg in 2000/01 and the Allied News in Grove City in 98/99. The Rocket and WRSK helped me get a taste for the media and I use my experiences from those two organizations to become the professional I am today. I've lived in Mt. Pocono since Dec. of 1999 and have been at the Times since April of 2001. My job description changes weekly but it always entails writing quality community news stories for our seven-county coverage area. Murders to school board meetings appear under my by-line. I've also covered sporting events like the Pocono NASCAR race and the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Work Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Email: email@example.com
Cell phone: (570) 470-5908
Kristen Bourke, 1997
- Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association
Job description: I am responsible for keeping
content fresh and updated on the SOCMA website.
I also work on the weekly e-newsletter we send out
as well as other communication functions including
sending out news releases, covering special events
and then producing web copy of the event, and anything
else web or communications related.
Work number: (202) 721-4121
Gwen Buchanan, 1997
- FOX 47 TV. Madison, WI
Job description: Currently I work as News
Producer at an ABC/FOX affiliate in Madison, Wisconsin.
I produce the main Fox newscast at the station.
Since graduating I've worked as a camera operator,
a promotion's assistant, an editor, and also a producer,
and have worked in television in 3 different markets.
Adam Gearhart, 1997
- Centre Daily Times. State College, PA
Job description: Sports page and special
sports section designer.
Work number: (814) 231-4679
Timothy J. Hess, 1997
- ZEO Radio, WBZZ 93.7 FM
Job description: Affiliate Relations Director
of Mixshow Programming for Zeo Radio / Zeo Mix Radio
Network based in Denver, Colorado. Music Design
Specialist, specializing in music atmospheric creations
for various clubs, lounges and bars throughout the
City of Pittsburgh. Co-host and mixer for the WBZZ
93.7 FM Saturday Night Shout Out Party with Adam
Bomb weekly from 7:50 to 9:50.
Phone number: (412) 512-1515
Dana L. Hoffman, 1997
- Reading Eagle Company. Reading, PA
Job description: Editor
Work number: (610) 236-4744
Lauri J. Durnin, 1996
- ExecuTrain of Philadephia
Job description: Training Specialist. Instruct
individuals in the use of a variety of software
applications. These applications include the Microsoft
Office Suite, MS Project, MS FrontPage, Adobe Pagemaker
& Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and others.
Al Jones, 1996
- ClubCom, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
Job description: Broadcasting. Music Video
Programmer/Central Library Manager for ClubCom.
Clubcom is the nation's leader in place-based media
and broadcasts music video entertainment to venues
such as health clubs, restaurants, and retail. Responsibilities
include programming the various music channels on
the ClubCom Network, managing the database of the
music video library, and working with record labels
to acquire video content.
Other contact information:
6 Penn Center West
Pittsburgh, PA 15276
(412) 787-2221 x341