All About CSU-Pueblo


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Daniella Cauffiel is a program coordinator in CSU-Pueblo's continuing education department.

Felix Cordova is the online/social media editor and writer at Pueblo PULP.

Anais Escobar is a Latin America recruiter in the International Student Services office at CSU-Pueblo.

Amy Ha is the front desk assistant for Vladimir Jones.

Janae Heiser is working at InGather Research in Denver, CO.

Lynnea Phillips was accepted into the postgraduate intern program at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis, IN.

Haley Sue Robinson is a morning talk show host for I-25 Talk Radio.


Javier Banuelos is an on-air personality at La Kalle, KKRG 101.3 FM, in Albuquerque, NM.

Skyler Chase is working production at KOAA-TV in Pueblo.

Jishirll Clifton is an admissions counselor at CSU-Pueblo.

Garrett Finke is the sports information director for Western State College.

Diandra Howell is a training specialist for Brinker International's corporate office, the parent company of Maggiano's Little Italy and Chili's Bar and Grill, in Dallas, TX.

Jenna Mangino is the station manager at REV 89 at CSU-Pueblo.

Nikki Martinez has been accepted to grad school at CSU-Ft. Collins and will be working on her master's degree in communication.

Ye 'Charlotte' Ming
has been accepted to grad school at Columbia University in New York and will be working on her master of science in journalism degree.

Timothy Sparks is a film director for Sparks Bros Media in Arvada, CO.

Rose Wambsganss owns her own graphic design business, Contract Graphic Design Services, LLC, in Pueblo, CO and is the marketing director for the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado.


Samantha Dosen is internal communications coordinator at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.

Nikki Grams is a graduate assistant at Central Michigan University.

Josiah Rodriguez is a media relations intern at Stanford University.

Sean Ender is an assistant video production editor at Northern Light production in Boston, MA.

Simone Peinkofer is working on her Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas in the supply chain management department and was awarded a graduate assistantship and a Doctoral Academy Fellowship (DAF). The DAF is the highest award for doctoral students at the University of Arkansas.

Jenna Smith is a news producer at television station, KWES-TV NewsWest 9 in Midland, TX.

Amanda Spicola is an investment advisor with Medallion Financial Distributors in Scottsdale, AZ.

Tracy Thompson is a language teacher and communicator for twelve schools in Japan.


Ryuta Aizawa works in all aspects of import and export business for the SENKO Japanese corporation, in their El Paso, TX office.

Devin Alfonso is marketing coordinator for the Professional  Bull Riders Association in Pueblo.

Fred Carley is co-owner of Ka-Mit Skateshop in Pueblo.

Jenny Fine is a marketing coordinator for Denver Health.

Molly Hubbard is the communications coordinator for the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce.

Toni Laurent is a family advocate for the Department of Social Services in Rocky Ford, CO.

Angelina Perez is a general assignments reporter at KFDA-TV in Amarillo, TX.

Laurie Pierce works as a client services representative at Regus, a workplace solutions provider (the largest in the world).

Rebekah Summers is the volunteer coordinator for the Pueblo Animal Shelter.

J.C. Urso does post-production work for HTV/Illuminate in Hollywood.


Jolynn Crownover is development director for the nonprofit, Environmental Learning for Kids, in Denver.

Neva Espinoza is a Girl Scout executive with Colorado Girl Scouts, located in the Pueblo area, while also continuing her broadcast work. Audrey Lundahl is getting her master’s in English in CSU-Pueblo.

Brandon Hopper is the sport editor for the Canon City Daily Record.

Matthew Maes is currently serving with Americorps.

Erica Nelms is an internet account executive with KOAA television in Pueblo.

Sareth Ney is working in Hollywood with acclaimed producer, Clive Barker.

Adena Page works for the HARP project in Pueblo.

DeAnna Power is a publications specialist for Pueblo Community College.

Nick Palmiotti is an integrated marketing strategist at The CSK Group in Colorado Springs, CO.


Gina Artioli is the marketing and communication manager for Penrose Cancer Center in Colorado Springs.

Deniz Ates
is general manager and communications director at Roos Subaru in Denver.

Jay-Michael Baker is a management analyst for the Office of the City Manager in Fountain.

Eileen Bauer moved to Dubque, Iowa, for her husband’s job and is seeking career opportunities.

Travis Bliss is a marketing manager at the Pueblo Convention Center.

Kaley Burkhalter is a direct care staff at El Pueblo…An Adolescent Treatment Community in Pueblo.

Jackie Craddock
is a news reporter on radio KVOR in Pueblo.

Cassidy Ferguson is outreach coordinator for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization in Casper, WY.

Bianca Graves Hicks is the resource development coordinator for United Way of Pueblo.

Eric Gilliland is recruiting and special projects specialist in human resources at Pueblo Community College.

Farah Pike Jadran is managing editor for Syracuse Woman Magazine and an adjunct professor at SUNY-Oswego in New York.

ShaNetta Judge is studying to be a speech language pathologist in her home state of Texas, but plans to return to Colorado after her education is complete.

Michelle Lujan is marketing contact manager with the Sam Proal Farmers Insurance Agency in Pueblo.

Bonnie Brown Monteleone is a career counselor at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

Jenna Myers is a clerk for a magistrate of the court in Alaska.

Heather O’Dorisio is marketing coordinator for Power Credit Union in Pueblo.

Nick Potter is the private scholarships administrator in the CSU-Pueblo Foundation office at CSU-Pueblo.

Megan Richmond is a banker with Wells Fargo in Pueblo.

Jen Robles is a direct care staff at El Pueblo…An Adolescent Treatment Community in Pueblo.

Soledad Sandoval is the Income Maintenance Case Worker at the Department of Social Services in Pueblo.

Tiffany Kingrey is coordinator of the Visitors Center at CSU-Pueblo.

RaeAnne Short is in advertising and public relations at the Vladimer Jones Agency in Colorado Springs.

Amber Valdez is membership coordinator at the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.

James Vaughn is an ad operations technician for Traffic Dude web marketing company here in Pueblo.


Joshua Birchfield is working towards a career in the Army Chaplain Corp.

Kristi Alfonso Bonham is the city center coordinator for Pueblo City Center Partnership. 

Maria Charles is a testing technician for students at Mesa Community College in Tempe, AZ.

Jennifer Adamson Elledge works as a program assistant for the Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network at the Catamount Institute in Colorado Springs.

Nicki Hart is CEO/creative director at Multi-Designs in Colorado.

Ali Helgoth is a reporter at the Elko Daily Free Press in Elko, NV.

Ron Koch is sales area manager for Nebraska and Kansas for the Chrysler Group, LLC based in Omaha, NE.

Nicole Kochis is an independent practitioner currently serving as marketing director for the Pueblo Performing Arts Guild and a web designer for the Teacher Education Program at CSU-Pueblo.

Korey McKenney is getting her elementary education degree from CSU-Pueblo.

Michelle Mohnhaupt works as the accounts manager for the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce.

Jennifer Patel
is an event coordinator with the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Paul Prutch is a sales consultant and representative for Langendorf Supply, a mechanical contracting company, in St. Louis, MO.

Michelle Randall is a congressional aide with U.S. Congressman John Salazar’s office, based in Pueblo.

Maggie Roark is sales/marketing manager at the Pueblo Convention Center.

Josh Salerno is a sports reporter for the Canon City Daily Record in Canon City, Co. 

RaeAnne Short is Campaign Manager at AOL, Inc in New York city.

Sarah Wolgram Sapeda is a reporter for the City News Service in San Diego, CA.

C.J. Sidebottom is working in sales and marketing with Citadel Broadcasting.

Soledad Sandoval Tafoya works for the Pueblo County Department of Social Services in the Child Support Enforcement Unit.

Lallo Vigil is a web designer in Information Technology Services at CSU-Pueblo and married to alum, Lisa Vasquez Vigil.

Keith Willschau is the director of registrar services at Everest University Online in Colorado Springs and the 2013 Chair-Elect for the Colorado Springs Rising Professionals.

Orlando White is a residential life building manager at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. 


Andrea Austin is skating with Disney on Ice all over the United States.

Vince Autry is a photographer/news director at KKTV Channel 11 in Colorado Springs,

Nikki Carter Bougeno is assistant manager of The Villas at Pueblo West and co-owns Andy McCarthy’s in Pueblo.

Tony DiIorio is an account executive with SKC communications in Denver.

Lindsay Erskine is a claims adjuster for Pinnacol Assurance, Co. in Denver.

Christine Evans works in marketing for Estes-Cox manufacturing in Pueblo.

Kyle Fritzke works for Artistic Paper Representatives in Colorado Springs.

Rich Gallina is a sales representative at KOAA 5/30 in Pueblo.

Tyson Grahn is a computer technician and head football coach at Vilas Schools in Colorado. He also serves as assistant basketball coach and assistant baseball coach.

Dan Hardee is Creative Services Director at Wilks Broadcast Group, Kool 105, 92.5 The Wolf, and Mix100, in Denver.

Nicole Juliano is the marketing and admissions coordinator for the Belmont Senior Care Assisted Living and Adult Day Care Community in Pueblo.

Josh Kiel is an account executive with 103.5, The Fox, in Denver.

Kelly Kobylinski is manager of the men’s department at JC Penney in Denver.

Josh Koschke is a golf professional at Walkingstick Golf Course in Pueblo.

Natalie Ortiz is an advertising account representative for Yellowbook in Denver.

Krystal Pino is morning on-air talent at 98.3 FM in Tuscon, AZ.

Melodie Roberts is a reporter for the Canon City Daily Record newspaper.

Sara Shea is working in sales at Clear Channel, stations KDZA/KCCY in Pueblo.

Ira Scher is a play by play broadcaster for the Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL hockey team and an enrollment advisor at the University of Phoenix.

Anitta Skul is the advertising and promotions manager for Loaf ‘n Jug, headquartered in Pueblo.

Gina Livingston Skul is a background investigator with the Colorado Department of Social Services based in Pueblo.

Rhonda Tucker is a marketing assistant with Dividend Capital Securities in Denver, CO.

Lisa Vasquez Vigil is an admissions counselor at CSU-Pueblo and married to alum, Lallo Vigil.


Sayra Bassett is the teen and adult coordinator at the Pueblo YMCA.

Brian Dunlap is director of broadcast for the World Racing Group in Concord, NC.

Kerri Hoggatt Fundhouser  PLEASE INCLUDE WEB ADDRESS: in her statement.

Krystal Pino is a radio personality on HOT 107.1 in Denver.

Jon-Todd Baker is an intelligence analyst with the FBI in Quantico, VA.

Keri Hoggatt Funkhouser is the marketing director at Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs.

Brittany Holligan is marketing director for Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Pueblo.

Lydia Hunter has a master's degree in library science from University of Denver.

Sherri-Jo Keener is a parks marketing and projects specialist for the City of Aurora, Parks and Open Spaces Department.

Michael Masias is a producer for KOAA-TV in Pueblo.

Inge Malone Burbank is co-owner and advertising copywriter for J&J Coins in Pueblo.

Natalie Ortiz is in corporate communications for Van Gilder Insurance Company in Denver.

Mike Pettigrew is a photojournalist at KRDO television working out of Pueblo fulltime.

Lisa Seley is marketing coordinator for the Colorado Veterans Nursing Home in Florence, CO.

Tyler South is a flight attendant with Frontier Airlines.

Dalton Sprouse is executive director of the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation.

Gabe Toth is a reporter and photographer for the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle in Angel Fire, NM.

Adam Uhernik is a news anchor in the Lincoln/Grand Island, Nebraska market.

Eric Ure is an account executive with Comcast in Pueblo.


Gabe Barajas is assistant service manager for Vidmar Motors in Pueblo.

Tara Baros Crowe work for Blue Sky Enterprises, a nonprofit working with disadvantaged persons, in Pueblo.

Danielle Benge is employed in public relations and advertising at the Vladimer Jones Agency in Colorado Springs.

Ben Blecha is sports director for KSTC-AM/KNNG-FM in Sterling, CO.

Jessica Cipriani is a resource development and operations manager for NeighborWorks of Pueblo.

Wanda Foster is in management with Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Pueblo.

Mario Gernazio is a district manager in Colorado for the Fanzz Company, one of the largest sports apparel and merchandise providers in the US.

Lisa Harrison is marketing director for Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs.

Komissa Kalafatis is management coordinator for ARD, a U.S. based consulting firm working with USAID-funded agencies, located in Botswana.

Albert "Gene" Lucero is an educational development specialist CSU-Pueblo.

"Masa" Sakai Masayuki is an English teacher to middle school students in Japan.

Jenna Meyers is communications coordinator for theYMCA of South Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach, VA.

Jillian Osleson Maes is the marketing director for Penrose-St. Francis Hospital.

Adam Pocius is coordinator of the Instructional Technology Center at CSU-Pueblo.

Brittany Quintana is an account executive with 944 Magazine based out of Las Vegas, NV.

Anthony Reyes works in advertising with JWT based in Denver.

Jacob “Junior” Robinson is a filmmaker in LosAngeles.

Afton Rossi is marketing director for Land Title in Pueblo.

Gabe Toth left his sports editor position to work at the Santa Fe Brewing Company in Santa Fe, NM.

Adam Uhernick is evening anchor at KNBN in Rapid City, S.D., an NBC affiliate.

Brian Wheeler is the Radio and Television Department Chair at Pikes Peak Community College, in Colorado Springs.


Ben Blecha is sports director and education specialist for Track 1 Media of Sterling radio corporation in Sterling, CO.

Amy Brockman is sales manager for Quality Inn Valley Suites Hotel in Spokane, WA.

April Candelario Emilio is a promotions and marketing director for Clear Channel Communications in Pueblo.

Pierre Carrillo is an editor and photog in the news department at KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs. 

Jennifer Bergles Castelli is a media buyer at Zenith Media in Denver, CO.

Lisa Checketts is handling publicity for group and convention marketing at Disneyworld.

Joe Fox is an implementation specialist, deploying software for school districts nationwide for Pearson Publishing.  He received his master’s degree in 2004.

Dan Harkness
completed his graduate degree at Abilene Christian University.

Matt Hart
continues his goal of becoming a professional golfer.

Shelly Heaston
is managing a WalMart in Salida, CO.

Emma Hopkins Roe is executive director of the Rape Crisis Center in Pueblo.

Scott Lewis
is a project manager for ServiceMaster, Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT.

Chris Mascarenas is a graphic designer for an action sports company called Volcom Stone Wear in California.

Gena Molello
Alfonso works in student life at CSU-Pueblo.

Aaron Moore
is the general manager of the Chicago Bandits and a member of the Women’s National Pro Fastpitch Softball league.

Michelle Oreskey
is an account manager at Land Title Guarantee in Pueblo.

Trisha Pocius is the administrative​ assistant for Mass Communications department and Center for New Media at CSU-Pueblo and a development assistant for Rocky Mountain PBS.

Becky Penrod has been hired by the promotions department at "Alice 106" in Denver.

Anthony Sandstrom is sports information director at CSU-Pueblo.

Apryl Stone has a master's degree in integrated marketing communications from Emerson College in Boston.

Robyn Stone is a golf professional at the Pueblo Country Club.

Jeffery Sutherland is web developer/desktop application specialist for the Madison Metropolitan School District in Madison, WI.

Deb Wall is a district court clerk for Judge Victor Reyes in the Tenth Judicial District located in Pueblo.

Ashleigh Wilson is in the United States Air Force and is currently studying foreign languages.


Danielle Banks received her nursing degree from CSU-Pueblo.

Maria Briceno is an advertising consultant for Miami Today, a business development publication in southern Florida.

Danielle Brown is a case management coordinator for the Denver Health Medical Center.

Amanda Burns is working at Disneyworld in Orlando, FL.

Matt Centner is an account executive in the Southern Colorado area for Comcast Spotlight, the advertising division of Comcast.

Jen Freeman Myers is the social networking coordinator for InPueblo Magazine & Marketing Systems.

Karin Kyte is the public relations and marketing specialist at El Pueblo an Adolescent Treament Community in Pueblo.

Kenny Maestas
has completed his master's degree in communication at UCCS.

Melissa Martinez is a sales manager for JCPenney in Independence, Mo.

Jason McLaughlin is starting a restaurant in Los Angeles, CA.

Robyn Mikunda is in public relations and marketing with the Chicago Wolves professional hockey team.

Aaron Moore is president of Lowe Entertainment and general manager of the Rockford Thunder Pro Fastpitch team in Rockford, IL

Juan Muniz is a local quality assurance executive with Wordbank in Denver specializing in localizing marketing communications for global companies.

Jenniffer Newby is public relations director at Complete Care Health Services in Denver.

David Ortiviz is the Public Outreach Manager for the Pueblo Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office. He also serves as a board member for Pueblo Rape Crisis Services.

Joey Perrone is the finance manager for Southwest Motors in Pueblo.

Seb Sheldon continues to work with Montina Growers Cooperative but is based in Pueblo.

Jessica Green Shown is currently a branch manager for Spherion Corporation in Vancouver, WA.

James David Smith works for CALF News and Travel Hosts magazines in Blackforest, CO. as ad coordinator.

Ryann Thaxton moved to Chicago to get married and pursue new career options.

Joey Thomas is a media relations manager with JCPenny in Plano, TX.

Deb Wall is a judicial assistant for the 10th Judicial District in Pueblo.

Joe Wilson is currently working on a docudrama.

Adam Woullard is public relations coordinator for the Green Bay Packers football team.


Ryan Billiet is in communications for the Pueblo Association of Home Builders.

Mindy Chapman is technical editor for the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo.

Carrie Chase is administrative assistant at Kavley's Business and Technology Center

Deanna Cordo is community relations manager for the American Cancer Society based in Colorado Springs.

Daneya Esgar is the lead community organizer at Colorado Progressive Coalition in Pueblo.

Matt Garbiso works in promotions for Chrysler in South Dakota.

Shane Hale received his Master's Degree in political science with an emphasis in public policy administration. He is currently city manager of Grand Lake, CO.

Dave Kleiber is a manager at Enterprise Car Rental in Denver.

Matt Miller is manager for AKKA Karate in Pueblo.

Masami Okado is an associate producer for NHK in Washington, DC.

Rico Ramirez is in management with Express, a national men's and women's clothing chain, located in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver.

Troy Rivera is working on his Ph.D. while teaching English and Theatre Arts in his hometown of Rocky Ford, CO.

Jerry Rojas works in publicity for Focus Features in Los Angeles.

Matt Shumaker is an account executive at DD Marketing in Pueblo.

Jillian Starcer Lewis works at KFAN 1320 radio, home of the Utah Jazz, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Jamie Swenson Barton is public relations manager for the Real Salt Lake professional soccer team in Salt Lake City, UT.

Niki Toussaint Whitaker is the marketing and communications specialist in the external affairs office at CSU-Pueblo.

Mary Weber is a legal aide for a law firm in Colorado Springs and continuing her Democratic political activities.

Andy Wood is an automobile adjuster for Zurich Services in Colorado Springs.

Emily Yeap Wildes is the community relations manager at Springfield Victory Mission in Springfield, MO.

Lisa Younger Anderson has completed a master's degree in management and leadership, and is currently working in child support services for the state of Colorado, 4th Judicial District.


Haven Schreiber Kerchner is communications director for Congressman Larry Kissell (D-NC) based in Concord, NC.

Chris Berumen works at 1350 KGHF and 590 KCSJ calling play-by-play and also works at Edward-James Surveying.

Crystal Carson is employed at the Greenway and Nature Center in Pueblo.

Philomena Cato is a technical support representative for HealthRamp Inc in Brooklyn, NY.

Kari Conklin is an account coordinator and junior copywriter for The Creative Alliance in Lafayette, CO.

Pam Davis is a marketing materials specialist with R.W. Beck in Denver.

Stephanie Espinoza is a news designer for the Tampa Tribune in Tampa, FL.

Chris Fry is program director for KGHF AM, Clear Channel in Pueblo.

Chris Kolomitz is the managing editor at The Mountain Mail newspaper in Salida, CO.

Venita Laumbach is Branch Manager/Loan Officer at The Heritage Bank, in Hinesvile, GA.

Corry Lohse is in public relations for Hewlett-Packard Nederland, B.V. in the Netherlands.

Michael Macias is the news editor at KOAA-TV, Channels 5&30, Pueblo/Colorado Springs.

Rory Malone is a news photographer in Grand Junction, CO.

Patricia Mansfield-Sammons and her husband own Greenhorn Valley True Value in Colorado City, CO.

Chris Mascarenas is a graphic designer for My Friend the Printer in Pueblo.

Anthony Mestas is a correspondent for the Pueblo Chieftain covering the lower Arkansas Valley region.

Candi Miell is editorial director for three newspapers that include the LaJunta Tribune-Democrat, Fowler Tribune, and the Bent County Democrat. She resides in LaJunta, CO.

Greg Mueller has left KKTV to become an editor/photographer for WB, channel 2, in Denver.

Brenna Myers is teaching 6th grade language arts and social studies at Skyview Middle School in D49 in Colorado Springs.

Deb Pargaetzi is a graphic designer doing tourism and travel publications in Kamloops, Canada.

Amy Richardson is Relay for Life Director for the American Cancer Society in Denver.

Moritz Rossbach left his job as producer/director with KVBA-TV, Channel 8, in Vail to return to Germany where he is completing his MA in American Studies.

Marlaina Scalese Quintana is a senior account executive in public relations for Hoffman York, Inc. in Milwaukee, WI.

Haven Schreiber is production editor for the National Speed Sport News in Charlotte, N.C. She recently won design awards from the International Media Design Awards.

Ember Talent works as a business systems analyst for the state of Oregon in Portland.

Erica Vecchio is a state public defender located in Pueblo.

Anthony Welch is a community journalist and page designer for the Rocky Mountain News community website/newspaper called


Sarah Angel-Hewitt is area director of sales for the Hyatt Summerfield Suites in Morristown, NJ.

David Arduini is on studio crew and graphics for KOAA, Channels 5/30 in Pueblo.

Ruth Baranowski completed a master's degree in technical communications from CU Denver and is communications coordinator for the Wind Powering America program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO.

Maja Belamaric is outreach director for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA.

Justin Bregar is working in web development in Denver, CO.

Maile Brown Horner is travel industry sales manager for the Kaua'i Visitors Bureau in Lihu'e, HA.

Shawn Cook is a recruiter for Creighton University in the master’s of science programs in Omaha, NE.

Greg Dirito left broadcasting to work in his family restaurant business in Canon City.

Lyle McCartee is a videographer for the CBS affiliate in Austin, TX and has covered the Columbia disaster, and hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Johnnie Meinzer Echer
is in admissions and orientation for Otero Junior College in LaJunta.

Beth Eden is project coordinator for Bond & Pecaro.

Norma Engelberg is reporter/editor for two newspapers in the Woodland Park, Co. area. Norma writes for both the Ute Pass Courier and the Gold Rush.

Chris Lightcap is a producer and technical director at KOAA television in Pueblo/Colorado Springs.

Chad Logan is pursuing a master’s degree in leadership at Regis University in Denver.

Angela Maestas Mabe is an interactive media consultant for KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs.

Brad May is a student financial counselor in the CSU-Pueblo Financial Services Office.

Victoria Miller is the curator of the Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture and the Bessemer Historical Society in Pueblo.

Zach Parry is a ceramic artist and backstage caterer in Washington state.

Anson (A.J.) Rhodes is the director of mobile strategy and marketing for Disney Interactive Media Group in Los Angeles.

Rebekah Spenst
Eppley is employed by the Bristol Development Group in Nashville, TN.

Casey Sumpter is communications and marketing director with the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers in Denver.

Ember Talent is an account executive on the advertising staff of the Portland (Oregon) Business Journal.

Lyna Tucker is a photojournalist for the post newspaper, The Wheel, as part of the Army Public Affairs Office at Ft. Eustis, VA.

Matt Wiley is a copy editor in the Colorado Springs Gazette's sports department.


John Alexander is a broadcast operator for Direct TV in Pueblo.

Ben Auch is working for the city of Greeley as as facility service tech. Ben recently returned from Bulgaria where he had been serving as a Peace Corp volunteer.

Eileen Bauer Anderson is teaching 5th grade at St. Bernadette School in Lakewood.

Corilyn Berndt works at Lockheed Martin in Littleton as an editor in the Proposal Development Center.

James Brown is the traffic reporter and weather forecaster for KKTV, Channel 11, in Colorado Springs.

Armando "Mundy" Burciaga is regional manager for the Daniels College Prep Program dedicated to helping promising, low-income students attend college. He is headquartered at CSU-Pueblo.

Melanie Christensen Burns is a public relations consultant and full-time mom.

Michelle Bolte Bynum is a fulltime mother of a three-year old daughter and four-month old son.

Eric Escudero is a spokesperson for AAA in Colorado Springs.

Megan Fillmore works for the District Attorney’s office in Pueblo.

Laurie Geiser is with KOZI radio in Denver.

Gloria Gutierrez is regional representative for U.S. Senator Mark Udall, covering southeastern Colorado, but based in Pueblo.

Shannon Hartsell Warren is a graphic designer for Trammell Crow, a commercial real estate company.

Scott Hovet is a journalism teacher at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs.

Koko Kadairo has joined Sanyo Corp. in Richardson, Texas, as a bi-lingual Japanese/English administrative assistant.

Vern Larson is branch manager of America Mortgage in Pueblo.

Niki Latino is completing her Ph.D. in student personnel at CU-Denver.

Melissa Maw is a corporate development officer at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver.

Luke Pachymuthu is an energy reporter covering Asian energy for Reuters in Singapore.

Richard Post is a Quality Assurance Manager for The Springs Research in Colorado Springs.

Brian Rantala is a communications specialist in aviation at the corporate level for the Boeing subsidiary, Jessesen, in Denver.

Art Razo is an account executive for RPA, a division of Rubin Postaer and Associates in Denver.

Tracie Rentzelman McKnight is a public relations assistant with Associated Advertising Agency, Inc., in Wichita, Kan.

Krista Roney is an event manager for Disney Youth Group Programs at Disneyworld.

Azuza Ryu is living in Japan.

Gina Tortessi Smith is a language arts and journalism teacher for East High School in Pueblo.

Naomi Valenti Milavec is manager and graphic designer for 6th Street Printing, a subsidiary business of the Pueblo Chieftain.

Khang Vankey is Senior Purchasing Agent for Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

John Voss is a materials handler for the Colorado Lottery in Denver.

Nathan Ward is a member of the studio crew at KOAA-TV, Channels 5/30.


Jason Adamczyk is a computer graphics designer for KOAA, Channels 5/30 in Pueblo/Colorado Springs.

Amy Armijo is a technical recruiter for The Whitaker Companies, Inc., in Colorado Springs.

Ann Boyden is a graphic artist for the Pueblo Chieftain.

Jason Crowe is new employer outreach and community education specialist for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with the Colorado Department of Human Services.  He is located in Pueblo.

Michelle Lamont earned an MBA and is in Marketing and New Business Development for CPS Security Solutions in Los Angeles.

Carmi Lopez is a product development executive with Ryan Whiteman, an Internet consulting firm in Boulder specializing in ad revenue, modeling, sales and management training, and marketing.

Caroline Parra is director of the Small Business Development Center at Pueblo Community College.

Mario Romero is principal of Heaton Middle School in Pueblo.

John Snider is a director at KGUN ch. 9 in Tucson, AZ.

Bernadette Villalon is a labor employment specialist for Pueblo WorkLink.


Dana Albo is marketing director for Womack's Gold Club Casino in Cripple Creek.

Shirley Bendell passed away February 2014.

Mike Castellucci is a vice president and business banker manager at Vectra Bank of Colorado, located in Pueblo.

Earl Emery is a supervisor for Fleet Credit Card Services in Colorado Springs.

Monty Hatch is a sales representative for Western Murray Distributing, a Denver-based beverage company.

Lori Lehew Lovato is a Pueblo Chieftain advertising account executive.

Martha Martin Lockhart is in professional girl scouting with Colorado Girl Scouts in Colorado Springs.

Georgeanne Nelson is an instructional systems designer for the USAF Space Operations School in Colorado Springs.

Amy Pannells Cummings lives in Georgia and owns an Internet business which showcases mommy inventions.

Marcie Reynolds, Executive Director of Cooperative Care in Pueblo, Colorado, was named the 2009 Outstanding alumna.   

Mary Ann Roney Chevalier is media coordinator at NASA for the Kennedy Space Center in FL.

Bob Schelling is retired as editor of the Canon City Daily Record.

McNelly Torres is a consumer watchdog reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale.

Kirsten Vold manages the Harry Vold Rodeo Co., one of the largest rough stock rodeo suppliers in the nation.

Stuart Westen is vice-president of retail banking at Oak Brook Bank in Oak Brook, IL.

Ray Weston is a news director for KCSJ-KDZA radio in Pueblo.

Meredith Wilson Lanis is a paralegal for Lynn, Jackson, Schultz & LeBrun, P.C. in Rapid City, SD.

Becky Woods Rogers is employed as an EEG technician at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.


Nate Anderson is an internet marketer specializing in search engine optimization at based in Pueblo and has his own consulting business.

Mike Aragon is an educational technology specialist with the Fowler and Rocky Ford school districts.

Euclidian "Clee" Ceasar is a captain in the United States Army.

Misa Dunkel is in tutorial services at Pueblo Community College.

Jenny Ems Sherman is department chair for the Department of Visual Communication at Pueblo Community College.

Deb Fisher Eissner is a commercial real estate and banking group coordinator for Bank of the West in Albuquerque, NM.

Ted Gipson in working the cable industry and doing freelance event videography in Georgia.

Jennifer Janssen is a student loan specialist at SunWest Education Credit Union in Pueblo.

Kevin Lockhart works at Pan Studios in Denver specializing in voiceovers.

James Muller is a commercial editor/producer for KOAA-TV, Channels 5/30.

Michelle Stephens Peulen is a public relations associate for Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.

A.J. Rhodes is director of marketing in the Disney Interactive Media Group for Disney in Los Angeles.

Dana Riccatone Trujillo is director of admissions at CSU-Pueblo.


Tracy Samora is director of alumni relations at CSU-Pueblo.

Brittany Cox Kristan is provider relations coordinator at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center working with physicians.

Marc Harris works in real estate in Denver.

Jeremy Hebert is business administrator for Master Communications in Colorado Springs.

Gary Flail left Nebraska radio to pursue teacher certification at Denver University's College of Education.

Christi Lightcap is director of communications for the Colorado Department of Agriculture and lives in Denver.

Cindy McCombe Spindler started Ability Catcher in San Diego, CA.

Tammy Moore is a graphic designer at Parkview Medical Center.

Tressa Panepinto Colalancia is senior specialist, internal communications, for Kaiser Permanente Colorado in Denver.

Jill Snider is a senior programming manager at Starz Entertainment in Texas.

Tucker Samora is colorectal cancer grant coordinator for the Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo.

Chris Valentine works in public relations for the Penrose/St. Francis Health Care System in Pueblo and Colorado Springs.

Ron Vigil sold his interest in Vigil Heating and Air Conditioning, and is now general manager of Arctic Air in Pueblo.

Barbi Wolffe Moore is director of the McCandless State Veteran's Home in Florence, CO.

Michael Wong is principal producer for the News and Information Services Division at TVB in Hong Kong.  He producers a weekly program called "Money Magazine."

Maurnee Zobel Scanion is a senior manager at Capgemini in Denver.


Andrea Aragon, is executive director of the Pueblo United Way.

Lisa Aragon is vocational support services coordinator for Pueblo Community College at its Canon City campus.

Lori Bier Sisneros works in graduate admissions for University of Colorado at Denver.

Teri Bukowski Bloyd owns a travelling fitness program called Fun Bus, Fitness FUN on Wheels, for schools, daycares and privates parties in Centennial, CO.

Mike Giglio is with Georgia Pacific in Denver.

Dan Green is teaching television production at the high school level in Portland, Ore.

Carrie Gruyman Wills is a sales assistant for Comcast Cable in Pueblo.

Rhonda Hall is director of sales for Carefree Resort Hotels, based in Phoenix, AZ.

Dana Huff Cranmer is a stay-at-home mom and retail merchandiser for Hallmark in Parker, CO.

Tim Karlinger, a mass communications minor, is a financial aid advisor/loan default manager at Pueblo Community Co

Sam Lovato is an associate professor in the Mass Communications Department at CSU-Pueblo and advisor in the Electronic Media emphasis.

Barbara White Melin left her position at American Cancer Society in Denver and is retired.

Carey Parr Moreschini is an account executive with AT&T Media Services in Pueblo.

Dana Perino-McMahon is working in public policy issues with Burson-Marsteller in Washington, D.C. CSU-Pueblo named her Alum of the Year in 2003 and in 2007 Perino received the MCCNM department's Outstanding Alum award.

Michelle Nesmith is traffic coordinator for Rocky Mountain PBS and chair of the PBS Traffic Advisory Committee in Denver.

Janelle Rodriguez is a communications associate for Wells Fargo in Denver.

Brett Romero is a human resource manager in the J.C. Penney Corporation, at its Sumner, WA Store Support Center.

Sean Ryan is a career US Army officer stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany.

Michael Wong is a senior producer for a weekly half-hour television finance program called Money Magazine, for the English Channel on TVB Television in Hong Kong.


Steven Berry is senior public communications specialist for Colorado Springs Public Utilities and is accredited in Public Relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America.

Tatia Lynn Carillo has become a corrections officer with the North Las Vegas Detention Center.

Darian Dudrick is managing editor of the Cody Enterprise in Cody, WY.

Wendi Naylon Dammann is vice-president of corporate communications for the Centura Healthcare System in Colorado.  She is based in Pueblo.

Chris Ornelas is a general assignment reporter at KOB-TV in Albuquerque, NM.

Shannon Ressler Smith is director of admissions and recruitment at Western Nebraska Community College.

Diane Stanko is a pre-publishing supervisor at the Denver Newspaper Agency.

Jeremy Shallow is research director at KCNC-TV in Denver.

Shawna Wickman owns and manages Liz's Restaurant in Pueblo.

Annie Williams is international student advisor in the international student program at CSU-Pueblo.

James Wilson is design editor at the Colorado Springs Gazette.


Bob Quist (McQuiston) is director of sales for Vibrant Solar in Denver.

Stephanie Abeyta is a human resources specialist and assistant to the president of the Transportation Test Center in Pueblo.

Lisa Acuna is a marketing executive with Phil Long Ford in Pueblo.

Louise Burg is a public relations and advertising consultant.

Charlotte Burrous is community living editor for the Canon City Daily Record.

Ken Fujitake is a governmental policy researcher for Nihon Sogo Kenkyusho

Gina Herrera-Parker owns and operates Blue Banana Graphics, Inc. in Pueblo.

Laura Wilson Kelly Kelly is chief executive officer of Health Access Pueblo, a nonprofit dedicated to providing health insurance.

Sandra MacTavish is director of global communications for Sandoz International GmbH in Munich, Germany.

Kim Masias Passanante is associate director of Posada, a homeless shelter in Pueblo.

Chris Moore Sandoval is assistant director to human resources at the worldwide Newmont Gold Mining Corporation based in Denver.

Ken Sciacca is a producer at RMPBS/KTSC in Pueblo and directs the daily, live, Homework Hotline program, as well as producing the EL Pomar Awards for Excellence program aired on KTSC. Ken also teaches as an adjunct in the Mass Communications Department.

Rick Sciacca is a school counselor in his hometown, LaVeta, CO.

Ashley Albo Valdez is member relations manager for the San Isabel Electric Association headquartered in Pueblo West. She has recently earned national recognition with professional certification by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators.

Robert Walter is a Project Management Professional and 6-sigma Green Belt IT Project Manager at AT&T in Atlanta, GA.

Jeff Ziolkowski
is living in Cleveland, OH, where he is employed as the Audio-Visual Technical Director at Cuyahoga Valley Church. Jeff is also attending seminary.


Renee Aragon is the editor of WHERE Denver Magazine, a 35,000 circulation, four-color monthly publication distributed in upscale hotels, bookstores and other select locations throughout Denver.

Janet Baer is agent development specialist for the district office of Farmers Insurance in Colorado Springs.

Miki Burg lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.

Marcelino Dodge is a certified fund specialist with Allianz Securities in Lamar, Co.

Jen Jensen lives in Alaska.

Todd Kelly is the CEO/President of the CSU-Pueblo Foundation.

Damien Lamb is vice president of business development for Hospital Housekeeping Systems in Austin, TX.

Daniel A. Masterson is assistant curator of education for the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo.

Lou Minatta is the degree audit clerk for graduation in the admissions department at CSU-Pueblo.

Dianne Schwab Perea is director of marketing and public relations for Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, also known as the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Heather Tindall is director of public relations, media relations, and marketing for Waterbury Hospital in Hartford, CT.

Dave Toller is a member of the US Air Force Academy's sports information staff.

Kathy Walker is news director for KOA-Radio in Denver.


Jeff Bruce is a trainer at Express Scripts in Pueblo.

Chuck DeBroder is a weather anchor on KCBO TV, Channel 11 in Lubbock, TX.

Terry Freeman is teaching English in Thailand.

Troy Garnhart is a member of the US Air Force Academy's sports information staff.

Elisa Herrera Wilson is communications and marketing manager for Carter & Burgess in Sacramento, CA.

Cheryl Maser Hakimi is marketing communications coordinator for the MTS Corporation in Minneapolis, MN.

Amy Matthew is a columnist for the Pueblo Chieftain.

Shelly Monks is medical education administrative director for the Guthrie Scholars Program at the Guthrie Institute in Pennsylvania.


Dave Aguilera is an Emmy award winning meteorologist for CBS4 in Denver.

Dave Downie is a realtor with REMAX.

Jennifer Gallegos is vice president of sales for Coffee Bean International in Portland, OR.

Jeff Giadone is vice-president for the western region of United Healthcare in Denver.

Sandy Hanson is living on the western slope and serving as public information director for the Garfield County School District in Parachute, CO.

Peggy Herman is manager of the documents department at the Transportation Test Center in Pueblo.

Gretta King Thompson has recently retired as practice manager for Southern Colorado Nephrology in Pueblo.

Londa Kingery-Singer is an account executive with Advantage Network Systems in Pueblo.

Cynthia Langowski Illick is the executive director for strategy and engagement at Louisiana Community College and Technical College system.

Kim Skube is a sales representative for Seabird Publications in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rhonda Van Pelt is a copy editor in the features department of the Colorado Springs Gazette


Susie Chinn moved to Sarasota, Florida where she continues her photography business.

Deb Darrow
is executive director of Rosemont Museum in Pueblo.

Ron Eccher is program director at KOAA, 5/30 in Pueblo.

David Grant Long is a counselor at the Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center's detox facility in Durango. He also writes for the Four Corners Free Press, which is co-owned by his wife, alum, Gail Binkley, '78.

Larry McFarland is a copy editor in the sports department of the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Dolores Perea Quintana does medical public relations and marketing for Lincare, Inc. in Pueblo.

Brian Phillips is assistant dean of international relations at Mahidol University International College in Thailand.

Sean Straziscar is a statistics coordinator for the NCAA.


Jon Budd is the assistant brand manager for the Lincoln Mercury Division of the Ford Motor Company's Mercury Cougar in Irvine, Calif.

Dennis Darrow is a reporter for the Pueblo Chieftain.

Monica Lucero works in communications for the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Scott McIntyre is director of communications for the Iowa Hospital Association in Des Moines.

Mike Palmer, the mass communications department's 1998 Outstanding Alum, is development manager for the Associated Press in Washington, DC

Jack Passanante Jack Passanante passed away in January, 2012.

Gayle Perez is a reporter for the Pueblo Chieftain.

Tony Wright is sports director for KCSJ, Clear Channel Radio, Pueblo.

Cathy Zimmer is director of College Relations, University College, University of Toledo, Scott Park Campus.


Marge Cortez Behrens is an editorial writer for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, UT.

Dominic Frederico, the mass communications department's 1989 Outstanding Alum, is president and owner of Appaloosa Productions in Palmer Lake.

Viana Kelly Rockel is the director of the University of Iowa Foundation and director of development for the Henry B. Tippie College of Business.

Barbara Larsen Samuel has authored a book on Pueblo called, "No Place Like Home."

Pete May manages two radio stations in Salt Lake City, UT.

Richard Mestas is an education services specialist for the Navy Recruiting Command in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Jennifer Maroney Tripodi is a computer systems analyst with the Lockheed Corporation.

Viana E. Rochel is the major gifts officer for the University of Colorado Foundation at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Troy Schwindt is editor of Skating Magazine for the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs

Lisa A. Siegel, 2002 Outstanding Alum, is director of marketing at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.

Sandy Torres Romero is communications manager for Bechtel’s office in Pueblo where the company is the main contractor in the Pueblo Chemical Demilitarization Project..


Bruce Bradshaw is the assistant principal of Wasson High School in Colorado Springs.

Jim Brooks continues to be a sports broadcaster in his spare time, working with the Center for New Media sports coverage in coordination with PCC and the Mass Communications Department.

Rochelle Kelly DeVargas is regional director for public relations and community affairs for Centura Health based in Pueblo.

Stephanie McGee is manager of Applebee’s in Pueblo and recently was awarded the 2006 Manager of the Year for Colorado.

Ricky Pavlik is a senior software engineer, developing new Army combat simulation software at White Sands Missile Range at New Mexico State University.

Dee Renfrow continues to be actively involved in Toastmasters in Pueblo.

Frank Ruybalid is district attorney for the Third Judicial District headquartered in Walsenburg, CO.

Shelby Trevithick Pickerill is currently a family advocate for the Head Start program in Limon, Colo.

Geri Weiss Koncilja is an instructional designer for the Regional Access to Graduate Education (RAGE) program at CSU-Pueblo.


Russ Boley passed away in 2004 after spending his career at KOAA, 5/30 in Pueblo.

Erin Emery is in communications and marketing at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.

June Forte works for the Air Force at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

Dave Hinton is president and CEO of the Similasan Corporation in Highlands Ranch, CO, producing Similasan and Health Relief brands for Walgreens and King Soopers.

Jon Lundberg is president and chief executive officer of The Corporate Image in Bristol, Tenn.

Jennifer Mullen retired from CSU-Pueblo in December 2013.

Bobbie Newbauer Bush passed away in August, 2008.

Paul Pumphrey continues to own Cleaver Carpets getting out of the retail side and more into the wholesale side of the business.

Steve Randall is an arena manager for Anheuser Busch in Loveland.

Joe Sajbel is creative services director and office manager for RPA, a division of Rubin Postaer and Associates in Denver.

Shelby Trevithick works in communications for the Colorado Correction System in Limon, CO.

Marilyn Trunk Eldridge is a paralegal specializing in intellectual property in Garner, NC.


Nanette Anderson is communications director for School District 20 in Colorado Springs.

Tim Bergsten is a sports editor at the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Mike Cafasso is Vice President of Operations at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo.

Erin Emery, 2001 Outstanding Alum, is southern Colorado bureau chief for the Denver Post.

Steve Fleming is the communications director for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in Colorado Springs. His wife, Terri, is the editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Patty Garnhart Knudson is an account executive at Cox Media in Omaha, NE, while she pursues a teaching certificate in secondary education.

Tallie Huber Koncilja is mother to four boys and managing the Pueblo Depot, which she owns with her husband, Joe.

Craig Hunter passed away in February 2003.

Jan Jones is the Community Outreach Representative for Evercare Hospice in Pueblo.

Keith Jones
is public relations director for Scottsdale Healthcare in Scottsdale, AZ which comprises three different hospitals in the area.

Lisa Lancaster Wheeler is media spokesperson for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, in Austin.

Rick Macaluso is marketing manager at the Villa Pueblo, a retirement community in Pueblo.

Thyrza Miller Holland is an account manager in directional marketing for TMP Worldwide in Colorado Springs.

Bob Moore, the department's 2000 Outstanding Alum, is an editor at El Paso Times in Texas.

Shelley Moreschini is director of the President's Leadership Program at CSU-Pueblo.

Susan Pfeifer has a Ph.D in Organizational Leadership from Regent University and is currently the interim director of resource development for Butler Community College in Andover, KS.

Craig Timm is manager of Communications and Government Relations for Domtar Industries, Inc. in Port Edwards, WI. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI.

Kenny Wilhite passed away in 2005.

Tom Young recently retired after 21 years with the Gillette Company, responsible for the Gillette Blade/Razor business at all Kroger stores across the nation.  He now owns American Custom Trailers and lives in Ohio with his family.  Even Jay Leno owns Tom’s trailers!


David Beauvais is a territory manager for Alliant Foodservice, Inc., in Denver.

Michael Collins is vice president of public affairs for REI, Recreational Equipment, Inc.

Mark Craddock is a website design consultant and teaches part-time for Pueblo Community College.

Rebecca Davis is an extension educator teaching health, nutrition and youth development in the University of Maryland's outreach program. She lives in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Stephanie Davis, the mass communications department's 1999 Outstanding Alum, owns Davis Communications and lives just outside San Francisco.

John Dorland is a firefighter.

Cathy Ames-Farmer is publisher/owner of Accolades, a magazine for high school students in Pueblo.

John Jaques is a photographer for the Pueblo Chieftain.

Richard Joyce is an associate professor of mass communications at the Colorado State University - Pueblo.

Rick Lozano is a sergeant with the Colorado Department of Corrections. He is assigned to the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Crowley.

John Pendleton is the art director for the Quiznos Corporation producing all work behind the counter is over 4500 stores worldwide. Along with his partner, Jodi Torpey, he is the 2006 Outstanding Mass Communications Department alumni. John and Jodi live in Denver.

Marjorie Ann Colwell Reeves has written a book, A Chapter in Pacific Northwest History.

Zella Richardson works for the Better Business Bureau in Pueblo.


Tami Cantua Morris has a master's degree in mass communications from Texas Tech University and owns her own small publishing company specializing in lifestyle and education titles. She lives with her family in Peachtree City, GA.

Bill Finch has been promoted to Lieutenant on the Denver Police Force.

Jeff Hullinger is weeknight news anchor/reporter for WXIA TV NBC in Atlanta, GA.  Jeff is a 16 time Emmy Award winner..

Jill Jamieson-Nichols is editor of the Colorado Real Estate Journal, a comercial real estate publication. She lives in Golden, CO.

Scott Jones is a producer at RMPBS/KTSC in Pueblo and is the director of Matchwits, the statewide high school academic program aired on KTSC.

Mary Alice Mandarich is chief of staff for the Colorado Senate Democrats Minority Office in Denver.

Randy Morse passed away.

Greg Mueller is an attorney practicing in Grand Junction, Co.

Glenn Perkins is communications manager for Wells Fargo's Corporate Transition Services group in support of ongoing mergers and acquisitions.


Michelle Boedecker Latka is owner of Sunrise Travel Agency in Pueblo.

Nancy Gerlock, the Mass Communications department's 1982 Outstanding Alum, is a Social Security Administration officer in Canon City.

Robin Hill is president/founder of Friendly Harbor Drop in Center, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring hope, dignity, and direction to those with a mental illness. Robin also has a master's degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma.

Tim Howk Jeffreys handles weekdays 3-7 on the classic rock station, KSAN in San Francisco. He also hosts a motor sports show Saturday mornings on sister station KNBR. He's been in California since 1989.

Tim Lannon is vice-president of operations for the McKesson Corporation in Denver.

Judi Schreiber works in a volunteer capacity for non-profit organizations. She resides in Irmo, SC.

Lori Sword Vialpondo is religion editor for the Pueblo Chieftain.


Gail Binkly is co-owner and editor of the Four Corners Free Press, a monthly alternative newspaper published in Cortez, CO. Her publication has garnered awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She is married, to alum, David Grant Long, '87.

Ray Edelstein is news director for KCSJ-KDZA radio in Pueblo.

Robert Farries was killed during summer 2003, when his motorcycle was hit by an oncoming car. He was employed in computer processing at the Pueblo Chieftain.

Eulice Kogovsek earned her MBA in Counseling and is retired.

Steve Trivette is lead sports columnist for the Villages Daily Sun in Florida.


Greg Boyce has retired from his news and internet operations manager at KOAA, 5/30 in Pueblo.

Bob Campbell owns Ideas Advertising and Public Relations in Pueblo.

Lee Douglas (aka Doug Cooley) passed away in February 2012.

James Fetig is associate vice-president of communications and public affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Tom Hitchcock died of cancer in February 2007.

Sandra Mann is the spokesperson for Colorado Springs cable company Adelphia.

Jody Torpey is co-owner of She Writes, He Draws in Denver with John Pendleton,'81.

Karen Vigil is weekend city editor at the Pueblo Chieftain.


George Dushan, the Mass Communications department's 1997 Outstanding Alum, is retired from his job as a senior public communications specialist for the Colorado Springs Department of Utilities.

Steve Henson is managing editor at The Pueblo Chieftain.

Debra Hill is Pueblo's assistant city manager for information.

Jerry Marcantonio left radio broadcasting and is a CPA and vice president of finance for Everton Mattress Factory in Twin Falls, ID.

Patricia Santos Marcantonio has written, Red Ridin’ in the Hood and Other Cuentos, a collection of children’s stories.  She is the community editor for The Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Larry D. Thompson is a realtor with

Phil Tortessi passed away in 2005.


Bob Cherry is the owner of Cybergrass - The Internet’s Bluegrass Music Magazine.

Ernest Gurule, the mass communications department's 1994 Outstanding Alum, is communications director for The Bell Policy Center in Denver.

Dave Moore is the co-owner and general manager of KIQN 106.9 FM and KWRP 690 AM radio stations for Southern Colorado.

Mike Spence is editor of the Pueblo West View.

Ken Swann lives in Thailand and owns his own firm called Development Communication Services, which services clients all over Southeast Asia in all forms of communication initiatives, technical development, and training. Ken was the 2003 recipient of the department's Outstanding Alumni award.


Diana DeLuca is an advertising consultant in Pueblo, primarily working with Armstrong Jewelers.

Kim Langley is a systems engineer for DynCorp in Chantilly, VA. He is also a colonel in the reserves and currently mobilized in Kuwait.

John Merola is president of John Merola Enterprises in Long Beach, Calif. He also plays drums professionally and is a substitute teacher in the Long Beach school system.

Mike Salardino is vice president-wealth management and a certified financial planner for The MSP Group, Smith Barney in Pueblo.

Evelyn Tripp Weir is retired after a career in technical writing. She and her husband gifted the department with a scholarship in 2011.


Hereward Bradley is the copy desk chief for the Denver Rocky Mountain News. He and his wife, former mass comm. major, Mary Mutz, reside in Englewood.

Barclay Clark sold his interest in Clark's Western Wear to go into real estate.

Don Goss owns his own communications consulting business and is an adjunct faculty teaching communication courses at the University of Phoenix and Valencia Community College, in Orlando, FL.

Len Gregory is retired from Pueblo Chieftain and St. Mary Corwin Hospital.

Sally McGill-Egan passed away in April 2013.


Paul Caffrey is the manager of the Media Production Center at the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. He is also the recipient of the Mass Communications Department 2005 outstanding alum award.

Doug Carlson has retired as a guard at the Department of Corrections.

Chuck Hart is a stockbroker employed as a senior financial consultant with Security Service Federal Credit Union in Pueblo.

Glenn Miller has retired from his position as assistant professor of mass communications at the University of Southern Colorado.

Ray Sullivan is senior publisher with Freedom Newspapers c/o Clovis News Journal in Clovis, NM


Larry McCurry is executive director of industry development for Unilever Home and Personal Care-USA.


Jack Carter, aka J. Ralph Carter passed away in 2009.

Judy Hildner has retired from her sports editor position with the Pueblo Chieftain in 2012.

Patty Giarratano Price is director of development for The Federalist Society in Washington, D.C.

Robert Mobeck is an agency management specialist for the Farmers Insurance Group.

Bill Scharton, the Mass Communications department's 1979 Outstanding Alum, is a public affairs specialist at the U. S. Air Force Academy in charge of Cadet Wing media.

Don Shafer is station manager for WEYI, an NBC affiliate television station in Flint, MI.

Frank Slak is court commissioner for the Washington State of Appeals in Spokane, WA.


Steve Page is the sports editor of the Pikes Peak Journal.

Tim Simmons coordinates media operations for ESPN events in Puerto Rico, Anaheim and Fort Worth. Tim, a 1972 recipient of the department's Outstanding Alumni Award, resides in Longmont. Tim is a member of the selection committees for the Colorado Sports and CSU-Pueblo Athletic Hall of Fames.


Paul Cowan, the mass communications department's 1977 Outstanding Alum, is a booking agent for MPI Talent Agency in Nashville.

Tom McAvoy has returned to Pueblo as research director and editorial board member of the Pueblo Chieftain.

Frank Ragulsky, Ph.D. is director of student media and professor of journalism at Oregon State University.

Gus Sandstrom is the former district attorney for the 10th Judicial District in Pueblo.


Jeanne Munn Hickman, the mass communications department's 1970 Outstanding Alum and first graduate of the department, is housing and community development coordinator for Pueblo's Department of Housing and Community Development.

Tom Hickman is an independent insurance company photographer based in Pueblo.

Patricia Prijatel, director of Drake University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Des Moines, IA, and the E.T. Meredith distinguished professor of journalism, retired from teaching in 2007.

Jim Simmons, is retired in Green Valley, AZ after a career working in public relations capacities for such organizations as the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, Johns/Manville Corporation, Coors Brewing Company, and Intercollegiate and Professional Sports Liaisons. Jim earned the department’s outstanding alum award in 1993.

Mary Kay Tanner Valencia owns her own dry cleaning business in Broomfield, Colo.