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Rachel Jaffe is currently the Site Coordinator with Reading Partners in Charleston, SC.

Erin Dempsey has recently accepted a position with Ketchum in Washington, DC. She is an Account Associate in the Public & Corporate Affairs division.

Tim Rule (master's in communication) has joined the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as marketing coordinator. 

Abigail Reed is currently the Constituent Services Representative for Senator Tim Scott.

Jack Fultz is an Associate Account Executive at Yelp located in New York, New York.

Jackie Luna-Castro is taking her basketball career overseas. Luna-Castro is traveling to Kouvala, Finland to play basketball for Kouvottaret where she will play a traditional center role.

Alexa Chiarelli is currently working with the NBA as a Project Employee for the Digital Operations Center.

Becca Starkes is currently working with Blue Corona, a marketing company located in Charlotte, NC, as a Content Marketing Specialist.


Caroline Kenny obtained her M.S. in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Ellen Spellman is currently a Benefits Administrator at Benefitfocus in Charleston, SC.

Savannah Cassidy is currently the Sales and Marketing Assistant with Time, Inc. in New York City.

Caroline Hubbell is currently working as a Media Planner at DigitasLBi in Boston, MA.


Corianna Lehrman is currently the Social Media Coordinator with 7th & Wit, a division of J Public Relations in New York City.

Mimi Striplin founded The Tiny Tassel, a collection of handmade tassel jewelry and accessories, based in Charleston, SC.


Ali Leberfinger is currently a traffic and news reporter on multiple radio stations covering New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut, including 1010 WINS and New Jersey 101.5.

Rebecca Kennelly has been promoted to senior marketing coordinator at Infinity Marketing in Greenville, SC.


Shaun Kraisman will be joining Hearst’s WDSU New Orleans team and anchoring the 4 p.m. newscast weekdays.


Samantha Flax is currently a Senior Account Coordinator with Twitter in New York city.

Simone Killoren is currently the Manager of The Scarlet Macaw, a resortwear store in Venice, FL.

Kyle Norton and Jesse Sandole (B.S. in business administration, 2010) are co-owners of 167 Raw located on East Bay Street. They were also recently featured on Zagat’s 30 under 30.

Don Squires is the Development Officer for Organizational Advancement for Winwood Family Services in Awendaw, SC.

Ben Riedmayer (B.S. in physical education) and Kristen Lawrence have announced their engagement and will be married on April 22, 2017 at Oak Pointe Plantation, on the Stono, Johns Island, SC.


Hannah Tate & Brendan Smith (B.A. in historic preservation) met at the College and got married at the Viewpoint at Buckhorn Creek. They now reside in Greenville, where Brendan is the co-owner of a marketing firm, Rooted, and Hannah works for Security Finance.

Robbin Watson married Jeff Mangano (B.S. in accounting) on July 16, 2016 in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

Sarah Flick is currently working at the Idaho Department of Commerce Tourism Development.


Lisa (Buckley) Kyle married Peter Christopher Kyle III on August 6, 2016.

Josh Langdon is currently an attorney for Wood & Lamping, LLP in Cincinnati, OH. During his time here at CofC, he was also an Honors participant.

Morgan Smoak is currently a manager at Benefitfocus in Charleston, SC.


Katie Heath has accepted a position with Porter-Gaud School (Charleston, SC) as their Director of Alumni Relations and Events.

William Herring is currently working with SunTrust Park and the Atlanta Braves since August.


Philip Levi (Flip) is currently the owner of Burlingame Fitness in Burlingame, CA. He and his wife Liz, whom he married in November 2014, also host a podcast on obstacle course racing (OCR) called The Obstacle Order. Both Flip and Liz are competitive OCR athletes.

Randall Pease is currently the Director of Strategic Marketing at the College of Charleston.

Tim Chapin labels himself as a sales expert. He runs a $2 million-dollar territory, selling products ranging from power tools to fastening equipment to commercial construction companies.

Amanda Stevenson Grover co-founded Grover Web Design based in Columbia, SC.


Laura Melonas is a local artist here in Charleston and continues to spread her love of art with others while finding gratification in painting.

Saviela E. Thorne is a Public Relations Representative for the Body of Christ and a Certified Veteran’s Service Representative for the Department of Veteran Affairs.


Keely (Clarke) Burd is currently working with Remax Advanced Realty as a realtor.

Dominique Fortune is the Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Region with Building Hope, a non-profit organization that supports charter school growth.

Megan Hubbard is principal and founder of the Lee Montessori Public Charter School in Washington, DC.

Daniel O’Harra currently holds the position of Technology Project Manager at Boeing.


Brandon Cochran is currently the Major Gifts Officer at Furman University in Greenville, SC.

Tristan Mouligne is currently a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley in Boston, MA. He also sailed in the 2016 Atlantic Cup Race.

Caitlin Shockley founded The Creative, a marketing agency offered to luxury fashion and lifestyle clients located in New York City.

Timmons Pettigrew is currently working at Edmund’s Oast as the the director of group operations.


Rhetta Cloyd is currently the Senior Vice President at iHeartMedia in Charleston, SC.


Lori Crawford is currently a Regulatory Risk Sr. Advisor with the Big 4 Consulting Firm KPMG.

Gabriel Mack is currently the Regional Manager for Masco Cabinetry. He is also married to ‘02 COMM alumna, Lesslie Jeanne Mack.


Lindsey Craft is currently the General Manager of LoLA, a restaurant, bar and catering company located in the Park Circle business district of North Charleston, SC.

Aaron Hite is currently the Advertising Sales Executive with Google.

Amy Kuenzel is has been working with the Chalmers Center (Lookout Mountain, GA) since Jan. 2008 and is currently their Training Administrator.

Stephen Chisanthus is currently the Associate Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative and the Associate Editor of Frequent Flyer Magazine.

Christina Wickliffe-Bessinger is currently the Advertising and Marketing Manager at Garden City Realty, Inc. in Garden City Beach, SC.

Whitley Boyd has joined AgentOwned Realty in Mount Pleasant as an agent. She has more than 20 years of experience in customer service, sales, and client relations.


Claire Whitlock has joined Kiawah Island Golf Resort as director of Midwest sales. Previously, she was director of sales and catering at Mansion on Forsyth Park and Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront. She has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and communication.

William Jacob Jordan III married Stephanie Lu Gullman on November 18th at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, SC.


Sherlonda Adkins currently splits her time between two PA jobs, specializing in internal medicine and psychiatry.

Eric Kasimov founded KazSource, a company that functions as a life insurance consultant for business owners that helps market your business with content creation and content distribution.


Jamie Tuttle is currently the Guidance Director at Mason Preparatory School in Charleston, SC.

Jennifer Miotke is currently working as professional matchmaker at One on One Matchmaker in Atlanta, GA.


Addie McLaurin is currently a consultant at North Highland Consulting in Charlotte, NC.

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