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Ready to Launch: New Alumni, New Jobs

"My JMC education prepared me to work in any newsroom in the country and be able to contribute right away. I learned such a diverse skill set that no matter what medium I get into, I know I'll be an asset to that company.” – Justin Rockhold, ’13.


“Without my JMC education, I wouldn't have known the value of networking and building my personal brand both online and offline. Landing a job isn't easy, but learning at JMC was one of the best decisions I've ever made." Ryan Collins, ’13.

From Akron and Cleveland, to Denver and New York – and many points in between – our 2013 graduates are making their way in the media and communication industries. Here are some highlights:


Caroline Amantea, Online Marketing & Advertising Associate, Fathom: A Digital Marketing & Analytics Agency (Valley View, Ohio)

Olivia Chapman, associate media planner/buyer, Kinetic Worldwide (New York, NY)

Lizzie Holton, event consultant, Rock the House Entertainment (Cleveland)

Caitlin Kelley, research coordinator, Hitchcock Fleming and Associates  (Akron)

Allison Rateno, account coordinator, GSW Worldwide (Westerville, Ohio)

Electronic Media

Estee Hodge, videographer, Goodyear (Akron)

Victoria Kohl, media relations assistant, Mid-American Conference (Cleveland)

Megan Melville, I-CONN Video Production (Mt. Vernon, Ohio)


A.J. Atkinson, sports reporter, Chillicothe Gazette (Chillicothe, Ohio)

Jake Corcoran, Associate Producer, WOIO (19 Action News), Cleveland

Molly Devaney, Producer, WKBW (Buffalo) 

Anthony Ezzo, New Business Specialist, User Friendly Media  (Independence, Ohio)

Cory Froomkin, video journalist, WKBN-TV (Youngstown, Ohio)

Andy Jardy, SportsTime Ohio/Fox Entertainment Group, (Cleveland)

Lance Lysowski, community website editor, Beacon Journal

Jody Michael, associate editor, Golfdom Magazine (Cleveland)

Kelsey Misbrener, marketing and communications intern, American Holistic Medical Association (Woodmere, Ohio)

Rich Pierce, Anchor (noon and 5 p.m.), WTOV-9 (Steubenville, Ohio)

Justin Rockhold, Production Assistant, SportsTime Ohio (Fox Entertainment Group) and Production assistant/web contributor at 92.3 The Fan WKRK-FM (Cleveland)

Jessica Schmidt, Reporter, WFIE-14 News (Evansville, Indiana)

Michelle Warner, Associate Producer, The Dr. Phil Show (Hollywood, California)

Monique Zappa, Gannett Producer Trainee Program, KUSA, 9 News (Denver)

Public Relations

Nana Battah, communications strategist, University Hospitals (Cleveland)

Trenton Chavez, marketing coordinator, Academy of General Dentistry (Chicago)

Ryan Collins, social media specialist, AKHIA Public Relations and Marketing Communications (Hudson, Ohio)

Evan Graening, Client Fulfillment, The Impact Group

Jenna Hedman, Online Marketing and Advertising Associate, Fathom: A Digital Marketing & Analytics Agency (Cleveland)

Christine Morgan, marketing assistant, State and Federal Communications, Inc. (Akron, Ohio)

Taylor Titus, Chic Public Relations (Annapolis, Maryland)

Megan Tomkins, Project Coordinator, Corporate Communications, The Davey Tree Expert Company (Akron/Cleveland)

Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication

Laura Fong, adjunct faculty, Department of Digital Science, Kent State Main, and School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State Stark.


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