Alumni News

Here is where you can find the latest happenings for Communication Alumni. Please check this page often.


We're always overjoyed to hear from alumni. Alumni can contact the Office of Alumni Relations directly, or send an e-mail to

Alumni News

Anne FulcherMay 2013 Communication graduate Carol Anne Fulcher reports that, "I just found out late this afternoon I will be taking control of all social media (FaceBook, Twitter, Blog, etc.) for Rural Health Services, Inc.  It also looks like I will be writing a weekly column in the Standard regarding the Affordable Care Act.  I spoke with Haley Hughes with the paper and when the column will begin has yet to be determined.  It is exciting that all my experience as a communication major is making me a much more valuable employee."

Anne is excited about her new role, and is already working with a current USC Aiken student intern.




2010 Homecoming

Communication alumni got together at the 2010 Homecoming game. The Pacers played two great games, and alumni and professors had a chance to catch up. Professors Peggy Elliott and Charmaine Wilson once again set up a Department of Communication display table.

Homecoming Display Table Alumni with Peggy Elliott 2010
Alumnus with Charmaine Wilson Peggy Elliott and Alumna

Alumni Gathering at 2009 Homecoming

At the 2009 Homecoming Basketball games, Professors Charmaine Wilson and Peggy Elliott set up a table to receive department alumni in the VIP room of the beautiful new Convocation Center. Here's a snapshot of Communication alumni Stephanie Humphrey and Emily Dunaway, who were among the many visitors.

Stephanie Humphrey and Emily Dunaway visited the Communications table at the 2009 Homecoming Game.

Alumni Reception

The Department held its second alumni reception at Homecoming on February 9, 2008. Click here for more photos from the reception.

2007 Alumni Reception

Career Panel (October 2006)
USCA alumni Jeffrey Wallace, Tremika Pinckney, Erin Shealy, Melissa Basile, Cathy Shaw, Sarah Keeling, and Monica Hill at the 2007 communication alumni reception. Click here for more photos from the reception.

The USCA Department of Communication held its first-ever alumni reception on Saturday, February 3, 2007 just before the Homecoming basketball games. Welcome back, USCA communication alumni! The reception, held in the Greg-Graniteville Room of the library, brought alumni together with current students and faculty. Distinguished Professor Emerita Sandy Hochel came as well.

Alumni News

Andrew Murphy (2008) is a sales director at Augusta Minit Print in Augusta, Georgia.

Gabrielle Morgan (2004) is a career specialist for the Aiken County Public Schools.

Melissa Kolmar (Class of 2004) has relocated to Largo, FL and works as a graphic designer for the MLI Corporation in Tampa, FL. She is engaged to Michael Swenson and will be married on October 31, 2009.

Stephanie Fraley, a 2005 USCA graduate, gave her paper, "2004 Republican Presidential Nominating Convention Keynote Speaker: Zell Miller," as part of the Mary E. Jarrad undergraduate paper Competition at the Carolinas Communication Association Conference, September 23-24, 2006. Ms. Fraley prepared her paper as part of the requirements for the ACOM 462 Political Rhetoric class last fall. Congratulations to Ms. Fraley!

Becki (Black) Stokes (2004) has returned to Aiken to accept a position as layout designer at the Aiken Standard. A happy newlywed, Becki married Corey Stokes in September 2007.

Mary Beth Brookshire is working at Lincare, Inc.

Oliver Hadden (2006) has been hired as a full-time public safety officer with the Aiken County Public Safety Department. He is also a noncommissioned officer in the Air National Guard.

Robyn Watson (2005) is planning to attend graduate school at the University of Texas in Austin.

Huntley Edward Duryea (2004) wed Gloria Knisley on April 14, 2007. He is employed by the John Demosthenes Company, and he and Gloria reside in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Melissa Basile is working for the Aiken County United Way. She is the Director of Marketing.

Jenny Anderson (2003) is employed by the South Carolina Medical Association.

Alumni News Archive

Be sure to look at alumni news from earlier posts.

Kaleigh Collins is now a management trainee at Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

Nicholas Terry is General Assignment Reporter at the Hampton County Guardian.

Colleen Welch is now in Public Affairs at Savannah River Remediation.

Misty Sharpe is a pediatric cardiology nurse at Vanderbilt University Hospital

Brandi Harper is marketing/communication manager as Absolute Total Care. She says, "Pacer for Life!"

Lindsey Wheelon is at Aiken Neurosciences. As if that's not enough, she's working on a master's degree in School Counseling at the University of the Southwest.

Saliea Mulloy is in sales at C. Wonder and enjoys the management experience.

Kayla Yates is at the American Heart Association. She is Devleopment Director for the CSRA Heart Walk, which had over 4,000 participants.

Kathryn Hilton's environmental work was featured in a February 26, 2014 article in the Pennsylvania newspaper Herald Standard.

Anne Fulcher is in the news, too!

Ashton Randall, Amanda Platt, Tim Meeseman, Brandalyn Harper, and Melissa Hanna all participated in the Oct. 23, 2013 Career Panel on campus.

Brittany Leverette Baughman is Community Relations Coordinator at Webster University and is also President of Upstate Learn.