Savanah graduated from Concordia University in May 2016 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Spanish. She is entering her final semester in the IMC program, and she looks forward to graduating in December 2017. After graduation, she will marry her fiancé, Josh, and pursue work in social media marketing and communications for an organization with a cause (potentially a nonprofit). When she’s not doing school work, she loves to read, go for long runs and bake treats!
Emily Case is a graduate student at the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications studying professional journalism. She also works as a graduate assistant for the college teaching visual communication classes. Emily’s main areas of interest are storytelling innovations, community journalism and immigrant coverage. These interests led her to become the American Press Institute summer fellow 2017, where she developed a resource to help newsrooms cover local refugee populations.Her anticipated graduation date is May 2018, and after graduation she hopes to work for a print or web media organization as a multi-platform journalist. Originally from Gibbon, Nebraska, she graduated from Hastings College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in visual media.
Molly Chapple is a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Integrated Media Communications. This will be her first semester in the program. Her areas of interest include social media management and marketing communications. Her anticipated graduation date is May 2019. After graduation, she hopes to work in marketing communications at a nonprofit organization. She graduated from UNL in May 2016 with a bachelor’s in journalism. In her free time, Molly likes to read, binge watch "The Office" and hang out with her rescue cat, Max.
Jamdan attended UNL for undergrad and studied advertising and public relations. He is specializing in Integrated Media Communications and will graduate in Spring 2018. He likes to study design, corporate communications and social media. When he’s not doing homework, he enjoys playing guitar and basketball and watching the “Walking Dead.” After earning his master’s degree he hopes to create content for an agency/company in the Midwest and eventually teach at a small college.
Molly George is in the professional journalism track at the CoJMC. She is from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and works as a research assistant. Molly graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in philosophy. Her interests include sports, religion and art.
Alli graduated from the University of Missouri in May 2013 where she studied photojournalism. This will be her second semester in the Integrated Media Communications program and her anticipated graduation date is May 2018. Alli enjoys social media management and creating content. Upon graduating from the program she would be interested in a communications position in the outdoor industry or in higher education. When she’s not studying she enjoys hiking and being outdoors, cross stitching, yoga and visiting local breweries.
Jason McCoy is a 33 year old resident of Omaha, but he grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He is an Iraq war veteran, and he graduated from UNO with a political science degree. He has traveled and/or lived in over 30 countries, and he has scuba dived in many of those countries, so he considers scuba diving and traveling his life passions. His other passions include learning and seeking the truth, which is why he’s a graduate student with a double major in political science and journalism at UNL. Upon graduation he will most likely pursue a Ph.D., then possibly work in academia.
Jake Miller is an IMC graduate student originally from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He works as a graduate assistant for Associate Professor Rick Alloway and Assistant Professor Brandon Nutting, and his tasks include conducting research, assisting in undergraduate courses and working at the KRNU and KRNU2 radio stations. Jake graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English and hopes to finish the IMC program in 18 months so he can attend law school shortly after his time at the CoJMC.
Taylor received his bachelor’s in psychology from the University of South Dakota in May 2016. He is beginning his first semester in the Integrated Media Communications program after serving as an interactive media specialist for the past year. He hopes to continue his studies on perceived time dilation while taking in mediated messages, as well as start to delve into how social media affects psychological well-being among adolescents. His ultimate goal is to continue pursuing higher education in the communications field. When he’s not focusing on his studies, he spends his time critiquing movies, playing video games and participating in pick-up sports.
Bill Wendl is a graduate student in professional journalism from Omaha, Nebraska, and works as a graduate assistant in advertising and public relations classes. He received a B.S. in political science from the University of Nebraska Omaha. His goal is to develop expertise in the areas of videography and photography in order to create documentaries focused on the natural world. By doing this he hopes to nudge the planet in an infinitesimally small way toward positive change. Although sustainability is a buzzword, it is perhaps the only path that humankind has if it wants to live in a stable, peaceful world. When not writing overly dramatic personal biographies for UNL, he likes going to movies, playing chess, traveling and making guacamole.
Ashley graduated from Midland University in 2015, receiving her bachelor’s of science in biology and marketing while competing as a member of the women’s volleyball team for four years. This will mark her fifth semester in the Integrated Media Communication program as well as working as a teaching assistant for various instructors and courses in ADPR. She has found social media management and analytics to be very interesting. Upon graduation she hopes to stay involved with athletics and communication. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, coaching/playing volleyball, fishing and being outdoors.