Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Alumni Profiles

Emily Hejlik Emily Hejlik (2012) Emily Hejlik (’12 journalism & communication studies) is a West Des Moines native and Cyclone women’s soccer letterwinner who currently works as the marketing manager for the Olympics and Actions Sports division at Octagon, one of the largest global sports, entertainment, lifestyle marketing and talent representation agencies in the U.S.
Kathie Obradovich (1987)
Ross Boettcher (2008) Get internships. Work at the Daily. They're going to hire the people that they know can do the job and they don't know that unless you've done that before.
Beth Levine (1998) My advice to graduates of the Greenlee School would be to network, and to use that to the best of their ability.
Randall Wreghitt (1978) “I’ve had my big hits and big failures, but that is part of working in theatre” Wreghitt said.
Duane Kibby (1960) or five years he wrote news releases and brochures for the company
Mark Honer Mark Honer (1981) In 1996, Honer took the leap and began his own production company, DHTV Productions
Edith (Lillie) Bartley Edith Bartley (1961) In my day, journalism was a small department, focused on news reporting. We were 'pre-mass communication' and 'pre-political correctness
Carol Marlow McGarvey Carol McGarvey (1967) In 2003, she was awarded the Professional Achievement Award from the College of Family & Consumer Sciences at Iowa State
Jamie Lange Jamie Lange (2002) 'Having a little bit of knowledge in each area really prepared me for slipping into that role.'
Terry Rich Terry Rich (1974) He is proof that anything is possible, going from the small town of Cooper, Iowa, to an appearance on the Johnny Carson Show. He says, 'Just keep looking up.'
Susan Mortensen (1979) 'the sheer volume of writing gave me confidence in my skills.'
Jacqui Jeras Jacqui Jeras (1992) has accomplished her dream and gone from a local broadcast meteorologist to international media giant, CNN
Sara Ruba Sarah Ruba (1993) 'Opportunity sometimes is what you create,'says Magazine Editor for the Principal Financial Group and owner of Ruba Communications, Sarah (Hagarty) Ruba
Louis M. Thompson Louis Thompson (1961) 'And curiosity, ask questions, ask the hard questions.' ... 'Journalists have to have curiosity otherwise the public loses if your not asking hard questions, the good questions'.