College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Humanities and Communication

Alumni Stories

  • Recent graduate joins Teach For America

    Michael Grimshaw was a History and New Media concentration student. He graduated in May 2019 and moved to Hawaii to teach high school history through the organization of Teach For America. More than 57,000 students apply for Teach For America every year, but only 11 percent of those who apply get accepted.

  • Danielle VandenBos '07: Attorney

    Danielle VandenBos graduated with a double concentration in Pre law and Practical and Professional Ethics in Fall 2007. After HCOM, she attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, passing the California bar exam in July 2011. She is currently an attorney in southern California.

  • Omar Hussain '08: Communications Professional

    Omar Hussain was an HCOM major with a concentration in Journalism and Media Studies. Since graduating in 2008, he has worked in the non-profit sector, attended graduate school at the University of Michigan, and now runs his own company, a full-service communications firm.

  • Leon Smith '02: Fulbright Scholar

    Leon Smith earned his BA in Human Communication after realizing one night in the IT Lab that ESSP was not his calling. His writing ability jumped light years ahead through the coaching and discipline of Professor Frances Payne Adler in poetry, writing, and haiku.

  • Lisa M. Fortier '04: Basketball Coach

    Lisa Mispley Fortier: Concentration: Journalism and Media Studies, HCOM, 2002-2004. After graduating from CSUMB in 2004, Lisa earned a master's in sport and athletic administration from Gonzaga University.

  • Lucas Bailor '15: Creative Writer

    Lucas Bailor was an HCOM major with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric. He was one of the best HCOM has to offer. After graduating in 2015, Lucas went on to CSU-Northridge and got his Master’s in English 2017.