Articles: Tag: Communication Arts

Alumni-Led Marketing Firm Recognized for Nonprofit Work

TrailBlaze Creative, an Allegheny College alumni-led Pittsburgh marketing and communications agency, has clinched four prestigious awards at the 19th Annual Davey Awards, as well as two Public Relations Society of America awards for their work with affordable homeownership, creative advocacy, and residential development media relations. Founded in 2015 by Tim Hindes ‘00, who later recruited

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Former Allegheny Teammates Reunite Through Organ Donation Awareness

Tucked away in a quiet corner during a family ski trip to Vermont, alumna Jess Goeller ’04 finds a moment of solitude to reflect on her time at Allegheny College. Goeller works full-time as a project manager of medical devices at Bayer in Pittsburgh. She’s also a wife and mother of four boys, which makes

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Allegheny Student Attends Athens Democracy Forum

What is democracy? How should it be pursued? These same questions were posed to Hassan Javed ’24, selected for the 2023 Athens Democracy Forum. Javed joined 21 other students from colleges in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance for the Athens Democracy Forum in Greece. Leaders from various backgrounds gathered to discuss the meaning of democracy

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Alumnus Supports Pittsburgh Steelers As Team Event Operations Manager

In November 2022, the Pittsburgh Steelers nominated John Wodarek ’93, the team’s event operations manager, for the NFL’s Salute to Service Award presented by USAA. The award honors NFL players, coaches, and personnel committed to the military community. “It’s an extremely rewarding experience,” says Wodarek, who majored in communication arts and political science at Allegheny

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People & Places: May 2023

People & Places is a monthly highlight of the ongoing professional activities and achievements of faculty, staff, and students of the College. Campus newspaper staff members Sydney Emerson ’23 and Sami Mirza ’24 were recognized with Student Keystone Awards from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. Emerson, an opinion editor for The Campus, received a first-place honor

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Alumna Features Pittsburghers During Quarantine Through Photography

As a visual communicator, photographer Anita Buzzy Prentiss ’93 takes pride in capturing beauty in all her subjects. Nevertheless, she finds that her bachelor’s degree in communication arts helps to set her apart from other photographers.  “My diverse and well-rounded education from Allegheny contributed to my successful business,” says Prentiss. “I can have conversations with all

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Allegheny Graduate’s Custom Costumes Featured In Stage, Film, And Television

Amid the whirr of the sewing machines in Allegheny College’s Costume Shop, Zoe (Aaron) Regan `13 discovered a calling — one that would lead to her work being featured in major productions like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Lion King on Broadway.  “I didn’t know that I wanted to work in a costume shop

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Three More Allegheny College Students Awarded Gilman International Scholarships

Allegheny College students Charisma Tesch ’23, Megan Dennis ’23, and Maria Cabrera ’24 have been awarded prestigious Gilman International Scholarships to help fund study abroad experiences. They join four other Allegheny students who also received Gilman Scholarships in 2021.  “Our continued success in the Gilman Scholarship competition suggests to me that Allegheny students are competitive

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Allegheny’s Playshop Theatre to Stage “Go Play Outside!” in an Outdoor Venue

While the bright lights of Broadway and theater districts throughout the nation remain mostly dark, Allegheny College’s Playshop Theatre will stage an outdoor performance festival “Go Play Outside!” on three weekends in late September and October. The festival is open only to members of the Allegheny community. It will be staged in the Vukovich Center

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Allegheny College Professor Emily Chivers Yochim Selected as Mellon Periclean Faculty Leader

Emily Chivers Yochim, Ph.D., associate professor in the Allegheny College Department of Communication, Film and Theatre, is one of 25 faculty members selected by Project Pericles to teach new, innovative courses in the Andrew W. Mellon Periclean Faculty Leadership (PFL) Program™ in the Humanities. This program connects the humanities and liberal arts learning to challenges

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