School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC Communications


SAMC Media + Communication alumni can be found in broadcast media, design firms, recording studios, classrooms, church ministries, film sets, and top-notch grad schools. Meet a few...

Kelcey Brade ('05)

Anchor/Reporter, TSN

"I owe much of my career success to TWU's Media + Communication program and Athletics department. My professors and instructors went above and beyond to help customize specific courses and practicum placements to give me every opportunity to gain valuable experience in writing for news and sports, along with hands-on sports broadcasting experience with Spartan Athletics. Overall, my time at TWU instilled the confidence I needed to seriously pursue my career dreams."

Leigh Boyle ('09 and '13)

Founder and Executive Director, The Lipstick Project
Development Officer, Union Gospel Mission

During her communications degree, Leigh participated in SAMC travel studies to Guatemala and Kenya. Her growing passion for cross-cultural leadership led her to an outreach opportunity in Ethiopia. Seeing a need and feeling called to fulfill it, Leigh re-enrolled at TWU with plans for medical school, hoping to one day return to Ethiopia and help people with conditions like obstetric fistula.

Joshua Burdick (’11)

Owner, Veritas Media Productions

After graduating, Joshua quickly distinguished himself as a leader in the film industry. He has produced an interstitial that aired on national television, shot and edited a film that won Best Short Documentary at the NWProjections film festival, and produced over 70 online courses for Faithlife’s Logos Bible Software.

Dillon Honcoop ('06)

Morning Show Host & Brand Manager, KGMI News/Talk 790 Bellingham

Cheri Brown ('14)

MA/PhD graduate student (University of Washington)
McNair Presidential Fellowship recipient, 2014-2019

"It was my privilege and joy to study for four years at TWU under faculty and staff who continually brought out the best in me and inspired me to achieve more than I ever could have aspired to alone. I was able to thrive thanks to SAMC's community of support and faith-based environment; it provided a strong foundation for my future studies."

Larissa Kroeker ('14)

Social Media Coordinator, Jelly Marketing
CTV and Shaw internships while at TWU

“To make the most out of your Media + Communication degree I would say, take initiative. Go out and seek internships; take every opportunity that’s given to you. Get involved with everything you can: the newspaper, student life…anything comm-related you can get your hands on, go and do it!”

Kenny Laing ('11)

Sound Engineer, Truth Media

During his Media + Communication degree, Kenny distinguished himself as a creative composer and sound engineer. While completing his MTh degree at the University of Aberdeen, he received an $85,000 scholarship to continue on to a PhD. "Thank you again for all your help in getting me here," says Kenny. "I still appreciate it!"


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