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The Last Brick

compiled by Christie Ong
The latest COLA alumni news

Rochester Institute of Technology
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Communication
The Last Brick

Communication & Media Technologies

Elizabeth Karras ’05 will begin her PhD studies at the University of Buffalo in August, 2006.

Professional & Technical Communication

Sean King ’05 recently landed a new job as PR Coordinator with BtB Marketing Communications in Raleigh, NC.

Mary Bouwens ’05 accepted a position as Creative Assistant at Jay Advertising in Rochester, NY.

Amy Chartrand ’05 is working at Golisano Children’s Hospital as Coordinator of Gift Acknowledgement.

Bradley Elsmore ’05 is a technical writer with Bio-Optronics, Inc. in Rochester, NY.

Tara Martin ’05 is an advertising coordinator at Masterminds
Advertising in Egg Harbor Twp., NJ. She is also the PR Consultant for the Cape May County branch of 4-H.

Julianne Muszynski ’05 is Account Coordinator with Manning Selvage and Lee, a PR firm in San Francisco.

Public Policy

Aida Alymbaeva ’05 is director of Social Science Research at the American University in Kyrgyzstan.

Amanda Slocum ’05 will be entering the Engineering and Public Policy Ph.D. program at Carnegie Mellon University.


Gregory DeAngelo ’05 is a PhD student at the University of California at Santa Barbara where he is receiving a full scholarship and is studying
Environmental Economics.

Milagros Concepcion '93 is a financial analyst with RIT’s College of Business and is completing his MBA at RIT.

Richard Close ’91 is Managing Director of Equity Research at Jeffries and Company in Nashville, TN.


Leah Murphy ’05 and Adam Brownfeld ’05 are at Gallaudet University pursuing Ph.Ds in Clinical Psychology.

Alexandra Popa ’05 is enrolled in RIT’s M.S. School Psychology Program.

Noah Stupak ’05 is a student in RIT’s M.S. Applied Experimental & Engineering Psychology program.

Audrey Bumanis ’03 is working at the Institute for Behavior
& Health in Rockville, MD.

Sumaiya Salim ’03 is attending UMDNJ Medical School in Newark, NJ.

Melissa Spike ’02 is working as an Associate Content Producer with Fisher-Price in East Aurora, NY.

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