Graduate Placement

UVU Alumni

Upon graduation, UVU Communication alumni have excelled in their chosen field. Below is a list of companies, positions, and graduate degrees our recent graduates are pursuing or have held.


  • Jo Metcalf - Casting Director, The Conan O’Brien Show
  • Armen Sargsyon - Project Manager, Nu Skin
  • Nathaniel Gray - Public Relations Specialist, The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Angela Pickering - Public Relations/Social Media Director, Health Firm
  • Roxanne Hutchinson Wise - Producer, Super Top Secret Advertising Firm
  • Matt Peterson – Head Writer for the Phoenix Suns
  • Ryan Oaks - Account Executive, Snapp Conner PR – currently earning an MBA at BYU
  • Alyssa Perry – Director of Marketing, Goal Zero
  • Zanderia Nelson Vawser – Executive over Recruitment and Logistics, The Target Corporation
  • Landon Hallman – Media Specialist, Intermountain Health Care
  • Britnee Nguyen Johnston - Communications Manager, Thanksgiving Point
  • Nate Bagley - Social Media Director, Tony Roma’s Corporation
  • Erin Hamilton - Public Relations Specialist, Disney Parks, Walt Disney World
  • Cori Fox – Production Assistant, AEG Concerts and Production Assistant, The Ellen Show
  • Joshua Smith - Public Affairs Specialist, LDS Church Offices
  • Emily Ballstaedt - Recognition Coordinator, XANGO
  • Kyle Flanagan - Event Director, U.S. Market, Nu Skin Enterprises
  • Jon Howard - Former Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Senator Orrin G. Hatch
  • Jonathan Ingalls – Marketing Manager, Action Target
  • Kaiti Pratt Olson – Education Recruitment Coordinator, U.S. Army
  • Marlen Polito – American Idol Production Staff, FOX
  • Caleb Price – Communications and Public Relations Director, Provo School District
  • Vanessa Perkins – Communications and Marketing Assistant, Central Utah Clinic
  • Cori Fox – Press Agent, Los Angeles Theaters
  • Amie Huntsman, Marketing Coordinator, UVU Alumni Relations 
  • Lauren Adams – Public Relations Coordinator, J. Crew
  • Sarah Griener – Public Relations Director, Jamberry Nails
  • Melissa Garrett – Public Relations Coordinator, Ancestry.com
  • Jana Heywood – Marketing Coordinator, Boostability
  • Joshua Smith – Web Marketing Producer, Young Living Essential Oils
  • Brittany Fish – Administrative Assistant, Utah Valley University
  • Nate Bagley – Entrepreneur and Film Maker, The Loveumentary
  • Kelli Farley – Digital Marketing Specialist, Blendtec
  • Chad Waite – Marketing Manager at AvantLink.com
  • David Fullmer – Account Manager, Boostability
  • Nyles Alder – Personal Stylist, Nordstrom
  • Jessica Fillmore – Owner/President, Fillmore Public Relations
  • Michael Hanks – Social Media and Public Relations Director, Springboard5
  • Laurie Neff – Account Manager, RCM Investments
  • Marianna Henry – International Study Programs Coordinator, Utah Valley University
  • Matt Hansen – Customer Support Supervisor, Vivint
  • Josh Phelon – Account Supervisor, AT&T
  • Robert Pedersen – Stores Regional Supervisor - Expos & Community Relations Director, Emergency Essentials, Inc.
  • Sam Preston – Account Director, Saxton/Horne Advertising
  • Chris Bailey – Fan Relations, Utah Jazz
  • Jolynne Walkenhorst – Marketing Coordinator, Destination Homes
  • Nicholas Hansen – Sales Manager, REAL Salt Lake
  • Gavin Gustafson - Communications Specialist for Systems Made Simple, Inc.
  • Brionne Graff – Marketing Coordinator, Griffiths, Simister, and Truman Orthodontics
  • Lara Johnson – Farmington City Planning Commission Director
  • Joseph James – Independent Film Maker: Featured on the Today Show, Released with Blockbuster and Netflix
  • Jordan Rushton – Director of Public Relations, Utah College of Applied Technology