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Alumni Showcase

Our alumni are not afraid of taking risks and standing out. See how these alumni from the College of Information and Communications have taken their degrees to the next level.


Karen McMullen

Karen McMullen is a 1994 MLIS graduate. In addition to working as head of access services for the USC School of Medicine Library, Karen also finds time to make a difference in her community.


Free to Be

Vicky Free's office at BET Networks offers an enviable view of Midtown Manhattan, but the Spartanburg native and 1992 journalism graduate didn't come to New York to enjoy the view. As the international media company's executive vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer, she's there to do business and get things done.


Joy Callaway

Joy Callaway is a 2009 MMC graduate. Her novel, The Fifth Avenue Artists Society, was recently published by HarperCollins. See how her experience at the CIC has shaped her career today.


The perfect marriage

For Tamara King, two things have been major players in her life since day one — community and books. She finally found a way to work both into her career. 

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From the classroom to the newsroom

M.M.C. student Jennifer Blencowe credits her USC graduate education for helping her land her first job in a television newsroom. 

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John O'Hara: Spotlight on sales

What do Ellen, TMZ and the Big Bang Theory have in common? They are sales properties managed by John O’Hara, a 1982 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Baby showers and master's degrees at Davis College

The last thing one may associate with Davis College and the School of Library and Information Science is a baby shower. But that is one of many fond memories for Cecilia and Josh Hem Lee, who both earned Master of Library and Information Science degrees.


Words for the world

Laura Griner's never been to Afghanistan. She doesn't speak Dari or Pashto but the University of South Carolina graduate is hoping to bring a little peace to the country, one children's book at a time.

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PR alum opens the door for others

Stephen Brown’s parents joke that his first words were Bi-Lo and Sears. As a young child, he sang advertising jingles and could recognize a company’s logo. A pop culture fanatic, he would memorize the HBO guide and recite movie reviews for kindergarten show-and-tell.