BA in Communication

Layth Alwatban

Layth Alwatban, 2021

B.A. in Communication

Accelerated Master's student whose film created in COMM 331: Public Relations Campaigns won of Best Documentary at the Beyond the Curve International Film Festival.

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Jill Dail

Jill Dail, 2020

BA, Communication, 2020

Graduating with Honors in Communication and demonstrated excellence in original research.

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Matthew Odom

Matthew Odom, 2017

Taking his skills abroad

Matthew Odom's communication degree led him to a number of internships that he says provided the essential skills and experiences for his current work at a start-up company in Munich Germany.

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Lori Lawson

Lori Lawson, 2016

Landed her dream job

Lawson works as a full-time Public Affairs Specialist with the Bureau of Consular Affairs in the U.S. Department of State. She credits a great portion of her success to the opportunities she received while at Mason.

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Savannah Norton

Savannah Norton, 2016

Doing what she loves, writing every day

Taking advantage of the the educational and professional resources provided by Mason, Savannah Norton built a stellar resume that earned her an internship at Fox News and now at the leader in online K-12 education, K12.

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Hussain Al-Mutawakil

Hussain Al-Mutawakil, 2015

Handling the gamut of communication responsibilities

Hussain Al-Mutawakil's role as a communications manager allows him to work in a full range of communications responsibilities, from marketing strategy to blog editing.

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Keaton Maddox

Keaton Maddox, 2015

Guiding creative work to publication

Keaton Maddox works at a large independent press, where he manages the editorial staff and helps transform authors' manuscripts into published work.

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Jessica Farley

Jessica Farley, 2013

Using interpersonal communication skills to create lasting impressions

As a manager in the hospitality industry, Jessica Farley appreciates the diversity of her day to day interactions with people and how her coursework at Mason helps to make each of these interactions successful.

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Quincey Smith

Quincey Smith, 2011


Quincey Smith, BA Communication ’11, is an expert in leading marketing campaigns aimed at shifting policies and changing public narratives. He is currently a senior vice president with the New York hub of communications firm BerlinRosen and is the youngest member of their leadership team.

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Ben Nichols

Ben Nichols, 2010

Enhancing corporate communication at a top 10 consulting firm

Ben Nichols is still learning something every day, managing projects, analyzing data and helping a top consulting firm communicate effectively both internally and with external customers.

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Rana Novack

Rana Novack, 2006

Honoring Distinguished Alumni

In fall 2017, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Communication honored Rana Novack for her exemplary career and advocacy efforts.

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Brian van de Graaff

Brian van de Graaff, 1997

Washington DC area weather forecaster

Brian van de Graaff is currently the main weekday weathercaster for WJLA's 24-hour news outlet NewsChannel 8.

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Nicole Livas

Nicole Livas, 1990

An experienced newscaster and a member of the college advisory board

Nicole Livas has been a co-anchor at WAVY and Fox43 news in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia

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