Mass Comm alumna Emily McCaleb works on the Customer Experience web team at Xcel Energy in downtown Minneapolis. The two sides of the hall are mirror-image duplicates of each other (Prentiss is the men's residence side and Lucas is the women's),[20] linked by a common lobby and lower level. After graduating from WSU, Mass Comm alumnus Chris Dillmann found random jobs in photography to help build experience, then accepted a newspaper internship. Using the skills he developed at WSU, he assists state representatives with press releases, email newsletters, speeches, op-eds, talking points, digital media and more. Kristin is responsible for providing guidance and support in design, process management and overall organizational improvement. Kayle Paul loves her job as a promotions assistant at KSTP FM in the Twin Cities. [7], The campus expanded with two new wings on "Old Main" in 1894, a library/gymnasium/kindergarten building—Ogden Hall—in 1909, and a women's dormitory—Morey Hall—in 1910. “I focused my study on mass media's impact on mental health stigma - which led to one of my most proud moments: a published article in “Health Communication.”. Winona State University competes in Division II NCAA athletics and its teams are called the Warriors. Its sports teams compete as the Winona State Warriors in the NCAA Division II athletics in 14 sports, primarily in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. [9] Its first class graduated in 1866. It was listed in the top 20 new shows on iTunes for 2017. He's been the radio voice of Wisconsin Badgers volleyball and women's basketball for the past several years and recently won his second straight Wisconsin Broadcasters Association award for best play by play in a large market. Morey-Shepard consists of men and women divided by floor. Chris works in the company’s energy division, Venture Fuels. He also self-published his non-fiction memoir "Doing Time in Hollywood" in September 2018, which is available on e-book and paperback on Amazon. [21] Conway Hall is a four-story building that houses all females. Students living in East Lake do not need to purchase a meal plan, but can instead choose to get a "Block meal" plan if they would like. She wears many hats and is a master problem solver, relationship builder and budget tracker. [8] In December 1922 a fire broke out in Old Main and completely destroyed it, though no one was harmed as it was the middle of a term break. She eventually transitioned to videography, becoming a 'photog' at WQAD TV, the local ABC affiliate. Maria Hall was acquired in 2000 and serves as a co-educational, and typically freshmen, residence hall, with first and third floor as female floors, and second and fourth floor as male floors. MCOM alumna Sarah (Goberville) Biondo spent her first year after WSU graduation in Minneapolis “laboring in a competitive, miserable sales position.” She married Antone Biondo and they moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. Her advice to students: “Don't ever stop being curious.”. She lives in the Brainerd area with her husband and two daughters. The photo is from Ashley’s wedding; Sarah was a bridesmaid. “I loved my time at Winona State University because of all the opportunities I was given and the people I met along the way,” she says. Winona State's baseball team played for national championship on June 4, 2011, faced West Florida in Cary, N.C., in the final of the NCAA Division II World Series, and finished second. Two runners earned All-American status and set the new school record with a time of 21:11 in the 6K race. When attending WSU, Kristin began her health care focus, working part time at Winona Health. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, (SMUMN) is a private Lasalian Catholic university with an undergraduate residential College in Winona, Minnesota, and graduate and professional programs in Winona, the Twin Cities, and Rochester; with various course delivery sites around Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as Jamaica. He is responsible for maintaining all of the graphic design, marketing materials and social media for the health system. Originally named as New Hall East and New Center West, Kirkland Hall/Haake Hall opened in 2010 and consists of two buildings adjacent and also mirror images of each other. The Warriors have also appeared in postseason playoffs 5 times. Nickname: CSU - Channel Islands Mascot: Dolphins “Realizing that wasn't going to get me up in the morning, I moved to Fort Collins and received my master's in health communication (Journalism and Technical Communication) from Colorado State University,” she says. “While earning my degree at WSU I enjoyed continually learning from both the faculty and my peers,” she says. She's the social media marketing manager for Tulip Tree's clients, as well as the in-house copywriter. Winona State University has established many sister school relations with colleges and universities around the world, including Tamkang University in Taiwan, Hebei University of Technology in Mainland China, Akita University, Tokyo International University, Toyo University in Japan, Soonchunhyang University, Chung-Ang University in South Korea, and universities in Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Egypt, Hong Kong, Australia, etc. Richards is also co-ed, the first and third floor, excluding the Richards Annex, house Men and the second and fourth being women. As art director at Minneapolis PR agency Russell Herder, Zach works with senior art directors, copywriters and a creative director to create and execute campaign concepts. She says the best part of her job is getting to know so many people and their stories. He started as a sports report and was promoted four months into the job. Maria Hall is home to just over 200 students. Each floor has a full lounge and kitchen, complete with television, furniture, stove, refrigerator, microwave, and toaster. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, written four books, and had bylines appear in "WIRED Magazine," "Healthline," "Huffington Post," "Fox News" and other outlets. Graphic Design & Mass Comm alumna Kari currently works at Bliss Direct Media & AppealMaker in St. Joseph, Minnesota, a direct marketing company for nonprofits and hospitals around the United States. 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Marty Mahrt's miraculous rescue during his first tour in Vietnam. Mass Comm alumnus Greg White graduated in 2015, but that was far from the start of his journey. It seems that the person filling the costume of Wazoo, the beloved Winona State mascot, is a closely guarded secret. She also directs product photoshoots, oversees signage and works with printers. “This was giving me great experience and a good resume builder, but I wasn’t satisfied as I wasn’t fully and exclusively taking photos,” he says. It houses over 500 students, most of whom are freshmen. He was awarded with a Purple Heart for his injuries. Afsina now lives in Toronto with her husband and two children and teaches video and design part-time at Humber College and George Brown College. Trent currently lives in Willard, Missouri (a suburb of Springfield, Missouri) with his wife, Rachael, and their two children. Our Writer Plunges Into the World of For-Profit Ambulances,” published in the "East Bay Express." Coordinates. If she has one piece of advice it is to soak up experience in as many diverse communication channels as you can: attend meet-ups, network, try out new skills by learning from YouTube, be curious about everything, apply for internships early and often, and don't let a "no" shut the door after graduation to the pursuit of your dream of being a professional communicator. In addition to her work behind the scenes, she gets to showcase her on-air talents by filing special reports, conducting arts and entertainment interviews and leading interactive social media segments. MSC Southeast is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. Two gymnasts were also named Academic All-Americans for their outstanding academic achievements in the classroom. The film focused on his grandfather, Ret. She also was the editor of The Herald-News in Joliet, Illinois, and its sister publication the Morris Herald-News. History “There are so many amazing opportunities at WSU and all current students need to make the most of them.”. Yep, Calvin is almost a teenager! She has a Siberian Husky named Red and two cats; Boots and Tink. Morey Hall is the oldest on campus, being completed in 1911. MCOM alumna Katlyn Bourget leads the public relations and social strategy for a mid-size pediatric health care company in Roseville, Minnesota. Mass Comm alumna Jean (Sharon) Abbott is an inspirational speaker and author of "Misdiagnosed … My Thirty-Year Struggle with a Debilitating Disorder I Never Had." He currently writes for The Daily Mail, IGN and Screen Rant. She holds her team accountable for completing the brands' business objectives, managing completion of projects and creating new processes. MCOM alumnus Justin Barrientos is sports director for Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC TV 25) in Winona and is the lead play-by-play announcer for HBC's coverage of high school and college football, basketball, hockey and occasionally baseball and softball. Tau Center was acquired in 2003 and serves as a co-educational residence hall/conference center. “As a lifelong musician, this is definitely a dream job for me,” Amanda says. She is a FAA certified drone pilot and satellite truck operator. Prior to that, she worked as a News Reporter for the La Crosse Tribune. Brian is also a screenwriter who has written 20 movie and TV scripts over the past 11 years in Los Angeles. After graduating in 2014 with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and English, Mass Comm alumna Elise (Nelson) Ramsbottom moved to New York City to get her master’s degree in publishing at Pace University. Brian Krans is working as a producer at KCBS Radio in San Francisco and as editor of the "Richmond Pulse" newspaper in Richmond, California. She lives in Rock Island with her husband, Greg, and their two little blondies. She works with social media and event planning. 1979. He is a Creative Producer at KARE 11 where he has worked for a little over three years. It is a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for most sports, except for women's gymnastics (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). The Winona Normal School was Minnesota's first teacher training school and first laboratory school, and operated 1860–1971.[7]. Schmittel, formerly working in player engagement for the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders, will be responsible for creating, managing and overseeing programs to support professional and personal growth of 76ers players, staff and families, according to the Sixers. “Basically I delegate the steps it takes to get that project done and make sure team members are meeting deadlines so that the project as a whole can meet the deadline.”. Mass Comm alumnus Sam Thiel is sports editor at the "Marshall (Minnesota) Independent" newspaper. She is currently a board member on the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - Twin Cities. But when it's all done, the feeling of accomplishment can't.". “I love finding the extraordinary in the ordinary when it comes to photography,” she says. She manages public involvement on transportation projects as a consultant for the Utah Department of Transportation. Mass Comm alumna Madison (Delamarter) Fowlkes is an enterprise project manager at Self-Esteem Brands (Anytime Fitness, Waxing the City), Woodbury, Minnesota. Mindy Chin, who minored in Mass Comm (and majored in Comm Studies), is a senior executive in research at Star Media Group, which publishes the leading English-language newspaper in Malaysia. Winona State University is the second ranked public institution in the State of Minnesota according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 rankings. She works to build evidence for culturally relevant programs and services to build a cradle-to-career pathway for families living in the Frogtown and Rondo neighborhoods. “As a side note, I’d like to say that WSU’s communications program has surpassed any other communications program I’ve seen,” she says. [7], The 1915 Model School Building, now Phelps Hall, and the 1924 College Hall, now Somsen Hall, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013 for having local significance in education. They have also participated in the Mineral Water Bowl in 2000, 2002, and 2012. The Channel 8 employee says his experience at WSU allowed him to develop his skills to become a true storyteller. It is the second oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri and works for Grantham University as an instructional designer. He also hosts WSU football, basketball and baseball/softball coaches' shows, seen on the WSU YouTube channel. Dana’s love of water and hiking trails brought her back to Minnesota, where she now works in city government as an evidence technician at the Hermantown Police Department. My job involves compiling reports for management, as well as the advertising and digital services departments,” she says. He buys and sells commodities and coordinates fuel deliveries through the Midwest. Jenny moved to the Quad Cities (Illinois/Iowa) shortly after graduation from WSU for an internship with "The Dispatch/Argus" newspaper. Mass Comm alumna Michelle Peterson has put her public relations degree to use as a content strategist for a business-to-business digital marketing firm called Br8kthru. At the college, she manages all social media accounts, crafts press releases and works with area news media, and writes/designs the college’s newspaper in print and online. “I graduated in the broadcast journalism option. “While I did not end up in Editorial as a news reporter, I still write a lot. Dana is loving life in the Duluth area with her husband and baby boy. “Being involved and part of the campus life and the WSU community was the highlight of my college years, from playing on the women's rugby team, to working in the library, the darkroom, the photo studio and even on the grounds crew,” she says. After graduation, Jake Schwarzinger took his experiences from WSU Mass Comm and the WSU Web Communications department to the University of Delaware, where he worked as a communications specialist. Mass Comm alumna Lauren Howe works as an account coordinator for PR agency The Hoyt Organization. Her favorite part of the job is getting to meet people and share interesting stories with the rest of the community. Mass Comm alumna Tina Strelau is a marketing communications manager at Ecolab Inc. in downtown St. Paul. A tunnel connects Maria to Lourdes Hall which students are able to use. “This year I won two first place in the AP Caper Awards and two first places in the Colorado Press Association Awards, as well as a second place behind my first place for general news,” Chris says. Brian recently finished his master's studies in investigative journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and was merit fellow in the Investigative Reporting Program. After graduating from WSU in 2007 with a degree in Comm Studies and a minor in Mass Comm, Lindsay Mabry moved to Utah. and more. Madelynn, active in PRSSA and the Mass Comm banquet committee, majored in organizational communication studies and minored in mass communication. The school's first national championship came in 1985 when the gymnastics team took the NAIA Gymnastics title, along with claiming four individual champions and 11 All-American honors, along with National Coach and Gymnast of the Year honors. Nina says there's no better feeling than wrapping a show. Doug Westerman, her supervisor at KQAL on campus, always told her she had a knack for the sales world. “I'm still hopeful that I'll get to contribute and write for The Star one day.”, Mass Comm alumna Kristin King is a quality manager at AT&T Mobility. Samantha, president-elect of the Iowa Broadcast News Association, encourages all WSU students to find their calling on campus: “Whether big or small, professionally or socially, find something to be a part of. She has been there full time for 12 years. The station is the CBS/FOX affiliate and is just 10 minutes outside her hometown of Marathon. “I also manage freelance writers and field story ideas from people in town. He is also a frequent guest host on Coast to Coast AM radio program. Home; News; Roster; Schedule; Coaching Staff; Stats; Photos; NCBA DII; Welcome to the home of Winona State Club Baseball! There he wrote more than 43,000 stories for and combined, while interviewing stars such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Emily Blunt, Henry Cavill, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, Simon Pegg, Mark Wahlberg and Kirk Douglas. Isaac prepared for many of these "hats" during his time at KQAL, serving as a student program director, promotions director and production director. She also does website design, writes blog copy and is networking with the Los Angeles chapter of PRSA. • MS Cognitive Experimental Psychology University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988. She also works with marketers to support new product innovation, adds sparkle to presentations and creatively finds ways to increase sales. It was one of the earliest universities in the country to offer a "Laptop University" program, now known as the e-Warrior Digital Life and Learning Program. Sarah earned her master’s degree in adult education and training, which she says gave her the educational foundation, knowledge base, and credibility to work for her entrepreneurial husband's startup companies. The official athletics website for the Winona State University Warriors The Quad has four[21] residence halls that form a square: Conway Hall, Richards Hall, Morey and Shepard Halls. Jenny covers daily assignments, shooting and editing everyday stories and doing live shots for the evening newscasts. The men's basketball team won the 2006 NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship, the first NCAA title for the University. Recently she was awarded a Kingston Fellowship by the Wilder Foundation to continue her leadership development with a Hmong leadership coach in the Twin Cities. [22] It is now co-ed residence hall, and houses the majority freshmen. Mass Comm alumna Samantha Hall Is currently employed at HorseSense, Inc. in La Crosse WI as the Executive Director. 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