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Meet The Alumni

Communication and Media Studies department alumni are making their mark on the information industry as they enter careers in marketing, radio and TV broadcast, advertising, public relations, journalism and entertainment and education media.

Here’s what our Communication and Media Studies grads have to say about their Dominican experience and professional preparation:

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“ I am extremely grateful for the education I received at Dominican University of California. Each class offered through the Communication and Media Studies Department allows its students to learn skills necessary for the industry -- as well as life. In particular, the Multimedia Journalism classes have helped me become the journalist I am today. I started out as Campus Life Editor during my sophomore year, and ended my senior year as Managing Editor. I owe a lot of my success and the amazing opportunities I received to my professors. They believed in me, challenged me and supported me -- they continuously pushed me to be better than my best.”

Amanda Aguilar
Class of 2013
Staff Reporter, Pleasanton Weekly



“My four years at Dominican University provided me the knowledge and skill that shaped me into becoming a strong and independent adult. Through the leadership of my professors and the support that they gave me in my learning process, my growth in the field of communications was tremendous. I was able to shape my style in broadcasting class and worked on improving my delivery through my radio shows that I performed weekly on - Dominican University's Internet radio station. I was very fortunate to have worked with professors who were diligent and caring in their approach to education and social skills. Through DU's Internship program I was accepted by several radio stations as an intern. With the knowledge that I obtained from DU and the ability to intern, I now have secured a fulfilling and rewarding position at Clear Channel Hawaii as a full time night personality on KSSK 92.3 FM.”

Steven Nordstrom
Class of 2007
Assistant Program Director, KSSK 92.3 FM


“Dominican University of California helped build my communication background and give me experience that I might not have gained elsewhere. From working on Penguin Radio, to doing internships with the IJ, it provided me the necessary tools to succeed directly after college.”

Robert Fields
Class of 2005
Sports broadcaster for


“While at Dominican I chose to double major in Digital Arts and Communications to fuel my passion for visual arts, analytical/creative thinking, and writing. The communications department encouraged me to participate in a variety of internships during my career at Dominican, which gave me hands on experience to succeed both in my academics and ventures outside of campus. From being an enthusiastic member of the Radio Disney street team to my current position as a collaborative team player at Pixar Animation Studios, I credit the Dominican community for making my career goals possible."

Kelly Bonbright
Class of 2005
Publishing Coordinator, Consumer Products Pixar Animation Studios

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“The growing Communications Department helped me realize my potential both socially and academically. The relationships that I developed grew outside of class and I was able to network through these connections, which led me not only to close friendships but also important references I will be able to use in the future. Due to the support and guidance from Professors Melba Beals and John Duvall, I was able to secure internships and skills that helped me get to where I am today.”

Kristin Baybayan
Class of 2006


“My Communications professors Melba Beals and John Duvall taught me to become a professional. They gave me a lot of support and helped me to have more confidence in myself in pursuing a career. Thanks to Susan Fyles in the Internship office, I got an internship with KRZZ radio 93.3, which plays Mexican original music, where I now work there as a Program Director Assistant."

Elena Jovel
Class of 2006

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