Positions currently held by our graduates:
- Radio and TV Sports Announcers
- Radio and TV Talk Show Hosts
- Communications Director for Charlotte Motor Speedway
- Communications Director for The North Carolina Transportation Museum
- Minor League Soccer Executive
- Minor League Baseball Executive
- Radio music DJs and program directorsRadio Imaging Director
- Newspaper Editor
- Newspaper Staff Writers
- In-house Corporate Advertising Specialists
- Public Relations Specialists and PR Company Owners
- NASCAR Team Executive
- Bank Executives
- U.S. Military Officers
- British Royal Navy Officer
- University Dean
- Film Actress
- Chamber of Commerce Executive
- Marketing Specialists
- College Football Coach
- Professional Soccer Marketing Executive
- Restaurant Owner
- Regional Manager for a Fitness Firm
- Communication graduates also work in a variety of other fields.
meet a few of our alumni...
Jessica Gaskill '12
"Catawba College and the Ketner School of Business gave me more opportunities than I ever dreamed possible. I was able to study abroad in Costa Rica, have personal relationships with my professors, and be involved in many activities on campus. I am so glad I chose Catawba!"
Cameron White '12
"I chose Catawba because I liked the small-campus atmosphere and I wanted to continue playing baseball. When I came to visit, everyone was very friendly and I could tell that it would feel like a home away from home. I was also drawn to the small class sizes. It was a great experience. After graduation, I want to stay involved in sports somehow, whether it's in sports journalism or some type of sports management position."
Stephanie Cook '12
Stephanie spent four weeks taking classes and studying Spanish in Madrid's Ciudad Universitaria accompanied by groups of students from different colleges and universities all across the U.S. as well as a group of her peers from Catawba. When she was not studying in the library, she devoted her time to playing tennis on the Catawba Women's Team, being a class officer in the Student Government Association, being a member of the Delphinian Society, and participating on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Brett Underwood '12
"I chose Catawba because I loved the size of the school and the community feel that it has. Catawba also has a great academic reputation which attracted me. I was given the opportunity to come and play baseball for the Indians, and I could not pass that up. Trying to decide on a major when I had no idea what career path I wanted to pursue was difficult. I had several classes my freshman year with the Communication Arts faculty, and I loved being in their classes. I also felt that learning the information in the field would benefit me regardless of what I chose to do in the future."
Alli Justice '12
"Catawba offered me the opportunity to play collegiate softball at the Division II level, where I could devote my time equally between athletics and academics. The small class sizes offered me one-on-one opportunities to interact with my professors and, honestly, I enjoyed the idea of being a name rather than a number. The "southern hospitality" of Salisbury also got me hooked me on Catawba.
I chose Communication Arts in order to pursue my interest in public relations and sports journalism. It is the epitome of a liberal arts education because it is a broad major that offers a variety of job opportunities and careers choices. In today's economy you can never be too versatile, and versatility is just what a background in Comm Arts gives you."
Erin Kidd '11
Alyssa Halter '10
Laura Jollay '08
"I first enrolled at Catawba my freshman year, not knowing I would become a Communication Arts major. Communication Arts was the perfect choice because it gave me the ability to stretch my wings and explore different fields. I've had many opportunities to observe various aspects of this major course of study and I now realize that this was the reason why I have been successful at Catawba College."
Brittany Taber '07
"As a freshman at Catawba I knew I wanted to be in the broadcast communication field. With that in mind
Hilah Teague '07
"The grand plans I had when I first entered Catawba took shape after a semester of classes. After searching for what I wanted to do with my life I found myself on the doorstep of the Communication Arts department. The friendly professors took me in and made me a part