Our Department boasts some of the most amazing alumni. We love sharing what our alumni are up to after graduation and beyond!
Rhett Hobart received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 2012 from Mississippi State University. In 2014, Hobart earned his master’s in business administration at Mississippi State University. Hobart grew up in Greenville, Miss., and now works as the deputy athletic director for external affairs at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.
Sheri Pape-Blythe received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 2002 from Mississippi State University. In 2005, Pape-Blythe earned her Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pape-Blythe grew up in Jackson, Miss. She now resides in Atlanta, Ga., where she works remotely as a Senior Marketing Manager at Doozy Solutions.
Marc Rolph received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Broadcasting in 2003 from Mississippi State University. Rolph grew up in Jackson, Miss., and now works as the executive director of communications and marketing at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Our department hosts four advisory boards divided by concentration areas. Each advisory board meets with its respective concentration faculty members once a year to discuss and collaborate about vision and strategy for our department.
For more information about each board, contact:
Dr. Melody Fisher / Public Relations / [email protected]
Tonya Hays, MFA / Theatre / [email protected]
Dr. Pete Smith / Communication & Media Studies / [email protected]
Dr. Kevin Williams / Broadcast & Digital Journalism / [email protected]
Dr. Philip Poe / Print & Digital Journalism / [email protected]
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We hope you will always cherish your experiences at Mississippi State University, especially the times you spent in McComas Hall. When you reflect back on your time on campus, we hope it always brings a smile to your face. We are proud of your accomplishments and grateful you represent the Department of Communication as an esteemed alumnus.
We would love to stay in contact with you and keep you informed about the department as you navigate throughout your next journey. Please update your contact information with the Alumni Association below. If you have interest in coming back for a campus visit or want to talk to students, please let us know. We would love to have you back on campus!
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