SCMA Alumni

Recent Graduates

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Fallon Bevino
Mastercard, Marketing Analyst
“Deciding to enroll in this Master’s program was the best decision I have ever made for myself.  I left the SCPR program with the knowledge, experience, and preparati...
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Stephen Buskey
Stephen currently works for Warm Springs Productions in Missoula, MT. They produce Docudrama, Lifestyle, Outdoor and Reality content for networks such as, History Channel, HGT...
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Natalie Cioffari
ABC
The School of Communication and Media Arts has given me the resources to purse my career as a multi-media journalist. Between the hands-on work in the studio, to being able to...
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Maura Cook
Director of Community Engagement, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
The graduate program at Sacred Heart University allowed me to grow not only as a student but as a professional. I had the opportunity to work and succeed in diverse settings w...
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Janelle Cracco
Brand Management, Marina Maher Communications
Sacred Heart’s graduate program positioned me for a successful career in ways that were not apparent to me during my time at the University. It wasn’t until I dove into my...
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Kate D’Alessandro
Manager of Marketing and Operations, Syfter
The SCPR program gave me the most comprehensive education I could have asked for. I came into the program brand new to the field, and I graduated feeling confident, educated, ...
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Sarah Diamond
Associate Marketing Manager, Daymon
“The Sacred Heart SCPR program not only provided the tools to further my success in the workplace, but also presented an opportunity for me to strengthen my voice as a c...
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Mike Dominguez
NBC Universal
As a professional in the Film and TV Industry, the Masters in Communications program provided not only the training, but also the networking opportunities to help advance my c...
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Kelly Elliott
Quality Assessment and Due Diligence, SeriousFun Children’s Network
Sacred Heart’s graduate program provided me with an incredible opportunity to develop new skills and refine others in a very short period of time. Through this program not o...
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Isabelle Eyre
Currently Isabelle is traveling with the Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport to Israel as a videographer, capturing footage of places significant to the Life of Christ, which ...
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Erin Falvey
Senior Associate, Site Affairs Communications, Pfizer
The graduate program opened up so many opportunities for me both personally and professionally. I was able to develop skills that landed me a fantastic internship as well as ...
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Ashley Fazzino
Digital Communication Consultant, Internal Communications, The Hartford
“The SCPR program prepared me to transition into the professional world confidently. Before entering the program, I didn’t feel as if I knew enough about communication...
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Gina Fergione
Assistant Account Executive, Matter Communications
The CCPR graduate program at Sacred Heart is what got me to where I am today. I currently work at a PR agency doing what I love, and am able to apply what I learned in class t...
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Taylor Filanowski
Community Development Manager, American Cancer Society
The graduate program at Sacred Heart provided me with incredible experience, both in and out of the classroom. Most importantly it provided me with expertise ranging from grap...
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Kelly Gilbert
Assistant Account Executive, Access Brand Communications
“The SCPR graduate program provided me with the insights and hands on experience I needed to succeed in the communications industry post-graduation. Because of the knowl...
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Kelly Grant
Connecticut State Police, Public Relations, Media Affairs, Social Media and Recruitment
“The well-structured SCPR grad program has not only helped strengthen my ability to effectively communicate with the community and media, but also provided me with the c...
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John Grosso
Social Media Leader, Diocese of Bridgeport
The graduate program helped broaden the scope of my communications knowledge. The ability to learn from established professionals was invaluable, and helped instill practical ...
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Sara Klaum
New York Post
Looking back on my five years attending Sacred Heart University as an undergraduate and graduate student, I can say with complete confidence that I would not be where I am tod...
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Elizabeth Koscinski
Sacred Heart University, Communication Specialist
“Being part of the Strategic Communication and Public Relations master’s degree program is one of the best things I have ever done for myself — and that’s before I...
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Kimberly Langin
Marketing and Development Associate, Patient AirLift Services
The CCPR graduate program at SHU provided me with invaluable practical experience thanks to a multitude of diverse courses, guest lecturers, and of course, the SHU Media Excha...
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Keith Maciog
My experience as a student in the MACOMM program at Sacred Heart University can be summed up with one phrase: life-changing. I entered the program as a novice in the field of ...
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Adora Williams Mack
Social Media Manager at CharityBuzz
The graduate program prepared me for life after grad school by allowing me to work with the most recent technology and engaging in assignments reflective of the field I want...
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Alexis McCoy
Since graduating, Alexis has started a production company called Love Is Enough Productions. This year she is producing a docu-series titled “I Love My Community”....
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Alana Miller
NBC News
Receiving my masters from Sacred Heart University’s School of Communication and Media Arts jump started my career in media. Being able to work with state of the art equ...
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Kathryn Mislow
Employee Communications Specialist, UTC Climate, Controls and Security
I was fortunate enough to have both my internships at the same company but in different departments- the first in IT and the second in Communications. This internship experien...
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Charlyn Paradis
Development Officer, Yale University School of Nursing
“The SCPR program has enhanced my ability to create compelling digital content and strategic campaigns to effectively communicate my organization’s message across mult...
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Sarah Pfeffer
Marketing Content Writer, Sacred Heart University
I only applied to one master’s program but following much research, it was clear to me that SHU had the best of all worlds: the latest technology at students’ fingertips, ...
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Connor Ring
Connor is a big part of many former alumni short films where he enjoys working as the director of photography....
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Jackie Rogers
Jackie Rogers is a Graduate of the FTMA class of 2015 and works in sunny Los Angeles. Currently, she’s working as a Post PA on a pilot for CBS and recently finished up anoth...
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Jenna Russell
WRNN TV Regional News Network
Since I was a freshman in high school, I knew I wanted to be a News Director. The accelerated School of Communication and Media Arts program allowed me to complete my Master...
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Amanda Sialiano
FOX News
Sacred Heart University and the SCMA program fully prepared me for working for the FOX News Channel in so many ways. Learning from highly professional and experienced faculty,...
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Jasmine Taylor
Communications Coordinator, University of St. Joseph
After receiving my bachelor’s degree, I knew the graduate program at Sacred Heart would help me reach my career goals as a Public Relations professional. The classes helped ...
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Megan Telford
CloserStill Media, Marketing Executive
“In addition to expanding my professional knowledge in corporate communications, receiving my master’s degree in Strategic Communications and Public Relations at S...
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Wayne Travers Jr.
Account Director, KNB Communications
In today’s business communications environment, it’s vital to know the difference between sharing information and crafting a compelling narrative that rises above ...
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Rudy Uhde
Rudy works as an Assistant Video Editor at Elastic Pictures in Knoxville, Tennessee. As an assistant editor, Rudy assembles and edits the first pass of commercials and opening...
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Harshal Varpe
Corporate Communications Assistant, Time Warner Inc.
As an international student, I wanted to enroll in a great public relations graduate program that was close to New York City so Sacred Heart was a perfect fit for me. The facu...
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Amanda White
Social Media Coordinator, Eleven Sports
The graduate program is a fast-paced environment that is designed to prepare you for real life experiences. The course work is meaningful and sets students up with the skills ...
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Ariana White
Publicity Coordinator, Atlantic Records
The design of SHU’s graduate program was the ideal. In a field like Public Relations you must have knowledge in every area. Here you have access to creative writing, product...
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Jennifer Zibuda
Investor Relations Manager, Alkermes
The graduate program in communications and PR at Sacred Heart gave me real-world communications skills that I could implement immediately in my job and gave me the opportunity...
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SCPR Alumni

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Fallon Bevino
Mastercard, Marketing Analyst
“Deciding to enroll in this Master’s program was the best decision I have ever made for myself.  I left the SCPR program with the knowledge, experience, and preparati...
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Maura Cook
Director of Community Engagement, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
The graduate program at Sacred Heart University allowed me to grow not only as a student but as a professional. I had the opportunity to work and succeed in diverse settings w...
Read More
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Janelle Cracco
Brand Management, Marina Maher Communications
Sacred Heart’s graduate program positioned me for a successful career in ways that were not apparent to me during my time at the University. It wasn’t until I dove into my...
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Kate D’Alessandro
Manager of Marketing and Operations, Syfter
The SCPR program gave me the most comprehensive education I could have asked for. I came into the program brand new to the field, and I graduated feeling confident, educated, ...
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Sarah Diamond
Associate Marketing Manager, Daymon
“The Sacred Heart SCPR program not only provided the tools to further my success in the workplace, but also presented an opportunity for me to strengthen my voice as a c...
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Ashley Fazzino
Digital Communication Consultant, Internal Communications, The Hartford
“The SCPR program prepared me to transition into the professional world confidently. Before entering the program, I didn’t feel as if I knew enough about communication...
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Gina Fergione
Assistant Account Executive, Matter Communications
The CCPR graduate program at Sacred Heart is what got me to where I am today. I currently work at a PR agency doing what I love, and am able to apply what I learned in class t...
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Taylor Filanowski
Community Development Manager, American Cancer Society
The graduate program at Sacred Heart provided me with incredible experience, both in and out of the classroom. Most importantly it provided me with expertise ranging from grap...
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Kelly Gilbert
Assistant Account Executive, Access Brand Communications
“The SCPR graduate program provided me with the insights and hands on experience I needed to succeed in the communications industry post-graduation. Because of the knowl...
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Kelly Grant
Connecticut State Police, Public Relations, Media Affairs, Social Media and Recruitment
“The well-structured SCPR grad program has not only helped strengthen my ability to effectively communicate with the community and media, but also provided me with the c...
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John Grosso
Social Media Leader, Diocese of Bridgeport
The graduate program helped broaden the scope of my communications knowledge. The ability to learn from established professionals was invaluable, and helped instill practical ...
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Elizabeth Koscinski
Sacred Heart University, Communication Specialist
“Being part of the Strategic Communication and Public Relations master’s degree program is one of the best things I have ever done for myself — and that’s before I...
Read More
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Charlyn Paradis
Development Officer, Yale University School of Nursing
“The SCPR program has enhanced my ability to create compelling digital content and strategic campaigns to effectively communicate my organization’s message across mult...
Read More
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Sarah Pfeffer
Marketing Content Writer, Sacred Heart University
I only applied to one master’s program but following much research, it was clear to me that SHU had the best of all worlds: the latest technology at students’ fingertips, ...
Read More
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Megan Telford
CloserStill Media, Marketing Executive
“In addition to expanding my professional knowledge in corporate communications, receiving my master’s degree in Strategic Communications and Public Relations at S...
Read More
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Wayne Travers Jr.
Account Director, KNB Communications
In today’s business communications environment, it’s vital to know the difference between sharing information and crafting a compelling narrative that rises above ...
Read More
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Ariana White
Publicity Coordinator, Atlantic Records
The design of SHU’s graduate program was the ideal. In a field like Public Relations you must have knowledge in every area. Here you have access to creative writing, product...
Read More
Photo of Jennifer Zibuda
Jennifer Zibuda
Investor Relations Manager, Alkermes
The graduate program in communications and PR at Sacred Heart gave me real-world communications skills that I could implement immediately in my job and gave me the opportunity...
Read More