CSU, Chico News

School of Communication Presents CONNECT 2008 Speaker Series

Date: 04-03-2008

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Sarah C. Fry
Director of Development

Dean Phyllis Fernlund and the California State University, Chico School of Communication will host CONNECT, a two-day alumni and professionals speaker event April 9 and 10.

This will mark the third year for this event, which provides an opportunity for students to meet with and learn from graduates who have achieved success in their professions.

CONNECT brings alumni from the School of Communication (Departments of Journalism, Communication Design and Communication Arts and Sciences) who excel in their professions back to campus to share their professional experiences with current students while rekindling connections from their time spent as students on campus.

This year’s speakers include distinguished alumni Tom Saputo, president/executive creative director for Saputo Design; Ben van der Meer, business reporter for the Modesto Bee; Melissa Mikesell, senior counsel for the Alliance For Justice West Coast Office; Jill Howry, principal/creative director of Howry Design Associates; Sean Maddison, freelance producer for Fox Sports Net Bay Area; Erin Collins Butler, art department production manager of Image Movers Digital; and Joshua Hohn, associate planner with CH2MHill.