Students & Alumni

Eric Winegardner Joins Search Wizards as President

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SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Search Wizards, a pioneer in Recruiting for Recruiters (R4R), today announced that Eric Winegardner has joined the company as President.  He will be responsible for all day-to-day operations, developing and launching new service offerings, and expanding the Search Wizards brand to offer more global coverage in all areas of Talent Acquisition.


Current Communication Students


UCommunicate Open for Business

The University of Cincinnati’s Department of Communication recently launched a new research unit called

 UCommunicate in partnership with the University of Cincinnati Research Institute (UCRI). 

UCRI is a university-wide research institute designed to connect UC faculty, staff, alumni and students with industry partners.



Alumni Spotlight

Young, Gifted and Black: Communication Alumna an Inspiring Leader

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Tiffany Peterson is a born leader. This communication graduate is leaving the University of Cincinnati with a resume packed with honors and leadership roles that illustrate her ability to inspire everyone around her. 

Peterson transferred to the College of Arts & Sciences for the last year of her UC career. It’s where she embraced her passion for communication and had the confidence to take the stage at UC’s 2016 Tyehimba, the black student graduation ceremony, where she delivered a rousing speech that revolved around a central question. 

Finding a Home and Transforming Lives in Communication

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By Marthe Church Alexander (BA 2005, MA 2009). Marthe is a Board Member and Chair of the Development Council for UC Friends of Communication. 

I use a lot of words to describe myself. I am a wife, a life-long Cincinnatian, a hard-worker at a local non-profit, Bengals fan – the list could go on and on. Another way that I describe myself isas a double graduate from the Communication Department at the University of Cincinnati. Not only did I receive two degrees from UC, I am also a faculty member as an Adjunct Instructor.  Because of my ongoing involvement with UC, it wasn’t really a question when I was asked to join the Friends of Communication board. Read More...

Sarah Curry Rathel and the Smile books Project

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Blog Post by Sarah Curry Rathel (BA, Communication, 2005)

As children, we are often asked what we want to be when we grow up. During those moments, I would have never answered that question by saying I wanted to be an author. To be honest, the thought never crossed my mind. Yet, somehow, I sit here today with ten or so books published and I guess that makes me an author. 

How one UC student inspired a campus and left her wheelchair behind

Sara Whitestone, UC Communication Alumni, BA 2016

The same campus community that helped Sara Whitestone pay for the power-assist wheels she needed to traverse UC’s hilly campus ultimately helped her find a way to park her wheelchair for good.

As the 22-year-old prepares to cross the stage on her own power as part of summer commencement August 6, she reflects on her four years on campus — a span of time that saw her become completely free of her mobility device while also becoming the face and voice of disability and a powerful advocate for accessibility at the University of Cincinnati. Read More...

Communication Alum Creates 'Cypher,' Promotes Success

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Willie Bennett didn’t start his career at the University of Cincinnati as a rapper, but he did end it that way. The McMicken College of Arts & Sciences' communication alumnus directed and starred in a group rap video focused on racial equality at the university.  Read More...