Alumni Awards in Communications

The School of Communications periodically recognizes alumni who have achieved significant professional success.

2012: Jo Craven McGinty ’85

New York Times project editor and part of two Pulitzer Prize teams; now a Wall Street Journal columnist

2012: Doug Finberg ’94

Executive vice president for marketing at MGM Studios and formerly with Dreamworks

2013: Wes Durham ’88

Voice of Georgia Tech athletics and now play-by-play for Fox Sports South, and radio voice of Atlanta Falcons

2015: Adam Garber ’03

Video director for the White House’s Office of Digital Strategy

2016: Troy Senkiewicz ’98

CEO of DigiMax Consulting

2016: Laith Majali ’05

Co-producer of “Theeb,” nominated in Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film category

2018: Colleen Herndon Penhall ’98

Vice president for corporate social responsibility at Lowe’s

2018: Tom Mullen ’00

Vice president of marketing catalogs and podcasts for Atlantic Records

2019: Brad Holloman ’09

Corporate partnership account manager for the Orlando Magic

2020: Nneka Enurah ’11

Head of development and partnerships for FBE

2021: Maity Interiano ’07

Emmy Award-winning journalist and on-air talent at Univision Network

2022: Patrick Rees ’05

Senior vice president of communications for Madison Square Garden Sports (New York Knicks & New York Rangers)

2023: Scott McCrary ’00

Executive producer for WUSA9, Washington, D.C.

Young Alumnus of the Year

This award is given by Elon University.

2008: Laith Majali ’05

Producer and editor of “Captain Abu Raed,” recipient of World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival

2018: Tony Weaver Jr. ’16

Founder of Weird Enough Productions

2018: Angie Lovelace Walton ’10

Director of news and entertainment content at USA TODAY; part of a USA Today/Arizona Republic journalism team to receive a 2018 Pulitzer Prize

Top 10 Under 10

Elon University’s annual Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Awards recognize alumni of the past decade who have enjoyed major professional success and made a big difference in their community. Below is a list of School of Communications majors who have been recognized with Top 10 Under 10 distinction.

Recipients from 2011

Alexander Webb Bond ’08
Bruce Barclay Cameron IV ’05
Gabrielle Lauren Raymond ’06

Recipients from 2012

Dominic Barrett ’06
Maria Teresa Interiano ’07
Summur Shaikh ’03

Recipients from 2013

Amy Reitnouer ’09
Katie Sherman ’04

Recipients from 2014

Nichole Allem ’08
David Douglas ’06
Nneka Enurah ’11
Carson Foushee ’07
Kelsey Glover ’11
Jennifer Heilman ’07

Recipients from 2015

Shea Coakley ’07
Carolyn Klasnick ’09
Andrew Wilen ’08

Recipients from 2016

Hallie Kilmer Cornetta ’09
Kendra Nickel-Nguy ’08
Mitch Pittman ’09

Recipients from 2017

Kristen Kennedy Howard ’08
Julie Morse ’13
Al Drago ’15

Recipients from 2018

Andie Diemer ’10
Jasmine Turner ’15

Recipients from 2019

Emily Favret ’09
Jasmine Gregory ’12
Josh Norris ’11
Zora Stephenson ’15

Recipients from 2020-2021

Nick Dyer ’11
Ryan Keur ’12
Heather Harder ’14

Recipients from 2022

Danielle Deavens ’16
Bill Powers ’13
Mia Ginaé Watkins ’16

Recipients from 2023

Alivia Mattioli-Hodge ’15
Marisa Moody ’15
Doug Williams ’13