The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies boasts an amazing community of more than 2,000 active alumni.

Graduates of our program have gone on to great success in a wide variety of career fields, including education, law/public policy/politics, media, organizational communication/business, and public relations/marketing. Many of them return to campus to speak with and provide valuable mentorship opportunities to current CRS students. We are equally proud of all our alumni and eager to share their stories.

Career Fields

Education
Law/Public Policy/Politics
Media/Entertainment
Organizational Communication/Business
Public Relations/Marketing
Other Professions

Education

2010
Daeya Tarolli Malboeuf, Director of Communications, Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences
2010
Juanita Ward, Head Girls Basketball Coach, Hartfield Academy
2008
Donathan Brown, RIT Assistant Provost & Assistant Vice President for Faculty Diversity and Recruitment
2007
Chelsea Strodel Leveille, Director of Operations, Syracuse University Women’s Lacrosse
President, Sugarfoot, LLC.
2007
Christopher House, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies, Ithaca College
1995
James Janack, Associate Professor of Communication, Eckerd College
1993
Mike Hopkins, Head Coach, University of Washington Men’s Basketball
1985
Jake Tanksley, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Syracuse University
1983
Karen Davis, Director of Career Services, Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science

Law/Public Policy/Politics

2010
Candice Celestin, Digital Communications, International Trade Administration
2009
Matthew Sonneborn, Communications & Political Strategist, U.S. House of Representatives
2005
Bridget Matty, Director for Community Partnerships at National Security Council, The White House
2005
Jacqueline Smith, Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
2003
Capt. Alvin Phillips, United States Homeland Security
2001
Mohamed Jalloh, Partner, Jalloh & Jalloh LLC
1990
Richard McAuliffe, Chairman, Mayforth Group

Media/Entertainment

2014
Zachary Weiss, Director of Public Relations & Brand Partnerships, Nice Laundry
2013
Stephanie Rose, Jr. Publicist, A+E Networks
2012
Andrew Steinbeiser, Marketing Communications Manager, Valiant Entertainment
2011
Bethany Devendorf, Sales Engineer, Hearst Magazines
2011
Amanda Fishman, Marketing Producer, Client Services, Quartz
2011
Dan Orlando, Reporter/Media Consultant, Penton
2011
Terrance D. Smith, Director of Residential Life & Community Programs, Springfield Commonwealth Academy
2010
Sable Alexis Nerette, Musician/Artist
2009
Lauren Thomas, Production and Marketing Partnerships Coordinator, the Walt Disney Studios
2009
Kerri Adler, Program Scheduling Coordinator, EpixHD
2007
Sharon Clott Kanter, Deputy Style Director, PEOPLE Magazine | PEOPLE.com
2005
Matthew Liebman, Account Executive, Television Sales, ESPN
2003
Lisa Wolk, CEO, SpectreVision
2001
Nicki Mayo, Multimedia Journalist, Nicki Mayo News, LLC
2001
Josh Altman, Realtor and TV Personality (Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing)
1999
Danielle Nottingham, Correspondent, CBS News
1998
Donovan McNabb, National Football League Quarterback; Broadcaster, NFL Network
1996
Pete Yorn, Singer-Songwriter (Musicforthemorningafter, Pete Yorn)
1993
Brian Balthazar, Vice President of Programming and Development, HGTV
1991
Kevin Chernett, Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships and Content Distribution, Live Nation
1985
Jocelyn Greenky, Brand Architect; Owner, Sider Road Media; Author, The Big Sister’s Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know
1985
Emme, Supermodel, Entrepreneur, Author, Lecturer, Women’s Advocate
1960
Ted Koppel, Broadcast Journalist (Nightline, Talk of the Nation)

Organizational Communication/Business

2013
Ian Dickerson, Enterprise Accounts Executive, Accurate Background
2013
Devin Redmond, Associate, Goldman Sachs
2012, 2014
Evin Floyd Robinson, Co-Founder, New York on Tech
Technology Consultant, Accenture
2012
Shane Kimmel, Regional Vice President, Ash Brokerage
2010
Alex Redlus, Associate Project Manager, JLL
2009
Andrew Farah, CEO, Density/Managing Partner, Rounded
2005
Jeff Skuse, Vice President, Marshall Boxes, Inc.
2004
Christine Rose, Vice President of Services, AnchorOps
2003, 2005
Andrew Lee, Industry Analyst, GSA
2002
Marc Gagnon, Financial Services, EY
2002
Graham Warner, Chief Operating Officer, Global Transaction Banking Americas, Deutsche Bank
2001
Josh Altman, Realtor and TV Personality (Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing)
1998
Matt Caruso, Director, Corporate Communication, Innovation & Enterprise Solutions, KPMG US
1996
Michelle Lane-Cull, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting
1991
Alison Gutterman, Owner, Jelmar (CLR and Tarn-X Product Brands)
1986
David Greenberg, President, Greenberg Capital LLC
1985
Phil Romain, Chief Human Resources Officer/Associate Executive Director, Health & Home Care
1983
Michelle Paige Patterson, President, MRP Global Relations, Inc.

Public Relations/Marketing

2013
George Kingma, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
2013
Juliet Maloff, Communications Manager, Central New York Community Foundation
2013
Suraj Balani, Digital Analyst, Havas Worldwide
2013
Lauren Polun, Sales Representative, Stryker
2013
Tali Simon, Education Programming, Park Avenue Synagogue
2013
John Wolohan, ITC Communications, Pratt & Whitney
2011
Priscilla-Marie Ilarraza, Public Relations Specialist, Seiko Corporation of America
2011
Terrence O’Neill, Assistant Golf Professional, Moraga Country Club
2011
Igor Carvalho, Social Strategy Manager, Nickelodeon
2011
Wei Wong, VP, Strategy Director, SS+K
2010
Algerson Andre, Marketing Manager, The Execu|Search Group
2010
Alex Adelson, Account Executive, Match Marketing Group
2009
Cory Ferreira, Senior Business Development Director, Oracle
2009
Jenn Vasquez, Proprietor/Marketing Consultant, JCV Consulting
Manager, Digital Production – Marketing & Communications, American Association of Advertising Agencies
2007
Yadira Harrison, Vice President, Civic Entertainment Group, A Seacrest Global Group Company
2004
Chapin Springer, Communications Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2004
Erin Way Website Associate, American College of Cardiology
2001
Joe Rocchio, Vice President of Sales Enablement, MasterCard Advisors
1985
Jocelyn Greenky, Brand Architect; Owner, Sider Road Media; Author, The Big Sister’s Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Must Know

Other Professions

2011
Jon Hogan, Assistant Director of Individual Giving, Huntington’s Disease Society of America
2010
Juanita Ward, Head Girls Basketball Coach, Hartfield Academy
2009, 2011
Kevin Kern, Archivist
2009
Arthur Jones, Indianapolis Colts, National Football League
2006
Gerry McNamara, Assistant Coach, Syracuse University Men’s Basketball
2004
Jenn Pedde, Global Manager, Alumni & Community, Oliver Wyman
1998
Donovan McNabb, National Football League Quarterback; Broadcaster, NFL Network
1993
Mike Hopkins, Head Coach, University of Washington Men’s Basketball
1988
Stephanie Goldman, Incoming President, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey; Board Member, Lighthouse International and Parkinson’s Foundation
1985
Emme, Supermodel, Entrepreneur, Author, Lecturer, Women’s Advocate
1985
Jake Tanksley, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Syracuse University