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Thank you to our mentors!

Every year, through a partnership between the School of Communication and the AU Career Center, dozens of undergraduate and graduate students are paired with alumni who are thriving in their fields. Since this program began in 2002, over 300 alumni have given their time to share their experience and wisdom. Among the many who are currently mentoring, the alumni listed below have served as mentors for at least five years. SOC, and our students, are grateful for their generosity and continued engagement.

David Allan
Saint Joseph's University

Laura Anderson
Project Manager
National Geographic

Sarah Bilodeau
Programming Manager
AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center

Rona Cherry
Media Consultant
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Heather Feit
Executive VP, Brand Communications

Richard Gall
News Director

Jason Gold
Vice President of Production

Michelle Handleman
Live News Producer

Gilbert Klein
Washington Program Coordinator
University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Rachel Levitin
NDSEG Program Director
American Society for Engineering Education

Derek McGinty
Former Co-host

Mitch Nedick
EVP, Finance & Operations
The WB Television Network

David Patterson
Senior VP MLB Network/NHL Network
MLB Network

Meghan Reese
Field Director

Hal Schild
Senior Vice President, Creative Services
PCI Communications

Matthew Triaca
Managing Director
The Harbour Group

Bram Weinstein
Host, Bram Weinstein Show





Uduak Amimo
Host, Cheche (sparks)
Citizen TV

Joshua Berg
Technical Recruiter
NYC Tech Talent Pipeline

Nutan Chada
Executive Producer, Video Team, DLA
Defense Logistics Agency

Erik Diehn
Midroll Media

Joel Fisher
VP, Talent Operations

Stuart Ginsberg
Marketing Manager
Spot Canine Club

Ricki Kaplan
Brand Supervisor
Venables Bell & Partners

Richard Leventhal
Senior Correspondent
FOX News Channel

Megan Lilly
Manager, Portfolio Retail Marketing

Michael Menachem
Buisiness Representative - Music

Katherine Oczypok
Freelance Writer

Laura Petti-Hinchy
Line Producer

Carl Schick
Supervising Producer
Indigo Films

Jes Therkelsen
Assistant Professor
California State University, Fresno

Mary Beth Volpe
Contributing Editor

Justin Wilson
Executive Masters in Diplomacy Student
London School of Economics