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Access2Alumni

The college's award-winning career mentoring and networking event, Access2Alumni connects undergraduate students with successful ARHU alumni to explore the variety of exciting and vital professional paths available to arts and humanities majors.

Presented by the college's Alumni Chapter Board, the event features a keynote speaker followed by alumni-led roundtables to discuss careers in the arts, business, social and new media, education, government, law, marketing and public relations, publishing and more. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
4 p.m., Orem Hall, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center (Directions)

Keynote Speaker: Jason Reynolds '05, English, Author & Poet

New York Times Best Selling Author of "All American Boys," the "Track series," "Long Way Down," "For Everyone," and "Miles Morales-Spiderman." 

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Alumni Participants by Round Table

Alumni Hosts

Blair Barrett '02 English FAA Safety Support, SENTEL Corporation Project Manager
Courtney Connelly '11 English Appian

Senior Manager, University Talent Acquisition

Kyna Powell '99 English Social Security Administration Systems Analyst
Taeler Wilson '15 English KPMG Senior Associate
Nina Thompson '06 Communication Nina K Photography Owner, Photographer
Artis Hicks '03 Communication American Society for Engineering Education  Program Director 
Katherine O'Toole '14 Communication  Tandem Sports + Entertainment Manager, Communications 

Art & Design

Kelsey Marotta '14 Studio Art Eleven Peppers Studios Senior Graphic Designer
John B. Lee '14 Studio Art Opower Brand Designer
Katharine Friedgen '10 Studio Art West Elm UX & Digital Designer

Arts & Culture Management

Ceylon Mitchell '16 M.Mus Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County Communications and Public Relations Manager
Brad Van Grack '82 Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies The Capitol Steps Actor, Director
William Allman '74 History White House Former Curator

Corporate & Business Management

John Bertinatti '94 English Verizon Wireless Assoc. Director
Jeff Menick '68 American Studies Merrill Lynch & Company

Senior Consultant

Digital & Social Media

Lexi Neaman '13 Communication Twitter Senior Client Account Manager
Zach Schoengold '13 Communication LinkedIn Client Solutions Manager
Veda Johnson '11 Communication Maryland State Highway Administration Social Media Coordinator

Education

Kristina Friedgen '08 Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School Fine Arts Staff
Brendan Shea '05 English Saint John's College High School Department Chair, English

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Eileen Kessler '75 English Omnistudio, Inc. President
Arlet Beckham '04 Communication Extend Yoga Owner
Brian Dunn '13 English Completely Dunn CEO

Event Management

Corie Stretton '12 American Studies & Communication SmithBucklin Coordinator, Event Services
Veronica Segovia '04 Communication  AARP Senior Advisor, Multicultural Leadership Department

Government Affairs & Public Policy

Adam Goldberg '05 History Anthem, Inc Government Affairs Director
Kerry O'Brien '09 Spanish and Government & Politics The Glover Park Group Director, Government Affairs Division

Legal & Law

Kevin Davis '02 '07 B.A. and M.A., English Caplin & Drysdale Associate Attorney
Charles Hirsch '83 History Ballard, Spahr, LLP Partner
Kenneth Minesinger '87 English Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder
Christopher Randolph '91 English US Department of Health & Human Services Board Member
Jonathan Wilan '94 History Baker & McKenzie Partner

Marketing & Sales

Jean Pirovic '81 Radio Television and Film Long and Foster Real Estate The Pirovic Team
Douglas Schulkin '06 Communication Travelers Global Technology Sales Executive 
Dennis Strzegowski '01 Communication NewDay USA Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Christian Videla '04 Communication RLAH Real Estate Realtor
Courtney Geduldig '97 English S&P Global Executive Vice President, Public Affairs

Media & Entertainment

Bryan Nehman '96 History WBAL News Radio Morning News Anchor
Michael Olmert '62 '80 B.A. and Ph.D., English University of Maryland Professor, Playwrite, Author & Screenwriter
Noah Niederhoffer '14 Jewish Studies & Journalism XM Satellite Radio Producer

Non-profits & Associations

Lisa Berglund '12 English & Communication EAB Senior Analyst
John Carlson '85 English Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center Chief of Staff

Public Relations & Communication

Cynthia Alfaro '16 Communication Chesapeake Public Strategies Communications & Project Manager
Aldo Bello '95 M.A. Radio Television and Film Mind & Media, Inc. EVP & Chief Creative Officer
Ashkon Eslami '09 Communication Edelman Senior Account Supervisor
Pattie Yu '77 '82 B.A. Journalism, M.A. Communication The Yu Crew, LLC Principal

Writing, Editing & Publishing

Stan Dambroski '82 '87 '99 B.A., M.A., Ph.D. English National Science Foundation Public Affairs Specialist
Patrick Nelson '91 English University of Maryland Technical Writing Instructor