Using Your Degree

"My St. Kate's degree says that I'm serious about learning and I strive for excellence." — Sheri Banitt, Evening/Weekend/Online student

A communication or communications studies degree prepares you for many career paths — just look at St. Kate's graduates, among them:

  • Teresa Morrow, senior vice president of communications at Bremer Bank and former VP of corporate communications at Wells Fargo
  • Lori Gorshe, creative communications manager at Medtronic
  • Wendy Nemitz Kokkinos, president of Ingenuity Marketing Group
  • Patricia McFadden, associate producer at Minnesota Public Radio
  • Jennifer Ibrahim Collins, realtor and founder of Friends of Education Real Estate Foundation — the nation's first nonprofit real estate agency that allocates profits to public schools
  • Ruth Goettig, volunteer coordinator at AseraCare Hospice and former program manager at Public Radio International
  • Jeannie LeMere, community relations specialist at Thrivent Financial
  • Amy Peavey, law firm consultant at Thomson Reuters

Several St. Kate's alumnae are authors, editors and freelance writers, including Jeanne Souldern and Kelly Barnhill (double major communication and English).

Our communication majors have also taken their skills in front of the camera. Polly Meyer, for example, is a media talent (actress, model and spokesperson) who has appeared in commercials for Target, 3M, Sherwin Williams, Lifetime Fitness and Shop NBC.

Graduate School

Your St. Kate's degree will open doors for graduate work in many fields.

  • Tyra Wahman, former communications and public relations manager at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, is pursuing a master's in marriage and family therapy at St. Mary's University.
  • Alison Johnson Schaub completed her graduate studies in public communication at American University in Washington, D.C. She owns a consulting company that works with nonprofit organizations.