Alumni Spotlight

The College of Communication has generated some outstanding alumni who make a difference, both professionally and personally. In Alumni Spotlight, these graduates discuss their career paths, their experiences and how they've taken Marquette values with them along the way.

Thanks to Mary-Ann Bendel (BREC '57) and Lisa Balcerak (PR '96) for developing these Spotlights.

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Jennifer Roethe ('89): New to Milwaukee = New Chance to Be the Difference
Mark Miskimen (BRCC '77): Entrepreneur combines love of theater and business
Chris Placek (JOUR '10): Journalist strives to keep readers aware of their community
Mike Jakubowski (BREC '87): Broadcaster generates fan excitement for Marquette and nation-wide audiences
Ann Knabe (COMM '90): Renaissance Woman Practices Communications in Military, Academic and Private Sectors
Sue Weinlein (JOUR '91): Writer's journey encompasses many adventures, from gaming to financial advising
Michael Rivera (PR '97): Staying Connected to Be the Difference
Tom Osowski (JOUR '82): Supporting Young Talent in Sports and Journalism
Kirsten Mulvey (THAR '91 and M.A. COMM '98): Graduate dedicates life to supporting local theater and MU theater students
Adam Zeitlin (BREC '99): Alumnus uses creative talents for Emmy-winning film and broadcast editing