Graduate Student Achievements

The School of Communication at Western Michigan University is proud to announce our alumni who are pursuing their doctoral programs.

Ph.D. program placement

Class of 2018

  • Henry Goble, accepted to Michigan State University's communication program

Class of 2017

  • Austin Beattie, accepted to University of Iowa's communication program
  • Randrika Henderson, accepted to University of Southern Mississippi's communication program

Class of 2016

  • Eric Mishne, accepted to Ohio University's communication program
  • Riley Richards, accepted to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's communication program

Class of 2015

  • Lacey Brim, accepted to Wayne State University's communication program
  • Brett Stoll, accepted to Cornell University's communication program

Class of 2014

  • Dana Borzea, accepted to University of West Virginia's communication program
  • Jennifer Ptacek, accepted to Pudue University's communication program
  • Seeser Mou, accepted to North Dakota State's communication program

Professional positions

Class of 2018

  • Brooke Seevers, Accounting Specialist, Edward Rose & Sons
  • Asia Baker, Branch Service & Marketing II, PNC Bank

Class of 2017

  • Maggie Baker, Senior Training Specialist, Trans-Matic Manufacturing Co., Holland, MI
  • Rachel Breden, Marketing Coordinator, Southwest Michigan College
  • Scott Shank, Assistant Basic Course Director, WMU School of Communication
  • Noelle Massey, Service Manager, Kalamazoo College

Class of 2016

  • Jessica Muzevuca, Community Relations Manager with West Michigan Whitecaps
  • Paola Maria Paniagua Tavarez, Dominican Republic Program Coordinator with Operation Smile.

Class of 2015

  • Kierstin Nall Toth, Project Manager and Communication Director with I Like Giving
  • Erin Nemastil, Communication and PR manager with ADAC Automotive
  • Bryanna Manning, Communication Instructor with Muskegon Community College

Class of 2014

  • Amy Mulhall, Director of Human Resources with InterCare Community Health Network
  • Katelyn Sandor Herrygers, Content and Community Manager, Learning to Give, Grand Haven, MI