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The college's award-winning career mentoring and networking event, Access2Alumni connects undergraduate ARHU students with successful ARHU alumni to explore the variety of exciting and vital professional paths available to arts and humanities majors. Get career-ready at Access2Alumni.

Presented by the ARHU Chapter of the Alumni Association, the Access2Alumni event features insights and advice from a prominent keynote speaker followed by alumni-led breakout sessions where students can discuss their career goals and questions. Open to all ARHU students, regardless of major or year, Access2Alumni helps students chart a path forward with support and assistance from former ARHU students. 

Access2Alumni Events

Coming April 2022.

Students - For career advising, contact Kate Juhl at
Alumni - For information and involvement, contact Greg Schofer at

2021 Access2Alumni Keynote Speakers




2021 Alumni Participants

Night 1: Tuesday, April 6

Stephen Barkanic '77 English: Business-Higher Education Forum, Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer
Kathy Cowie '86 Design: Advertising-C-Squared Design, Creative Director & Partner
Denis Finnan '77 Art: American Museum of Natural History, Director, Photography Department
Kristina Friedgen '08 Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies: Young Artists of America, Education Director
Katie Friedgen '10 Art: Etsy, Senior Product Designer
Jessica Gaffney '01 Communication: WAVEWORK, Founder & CEO
Carol Brown Goldberg '62 American Studies: Carol Brown Goldberg Art, Artist
Sabriyah Hassan '02 Spanish: The Banneker-Douglass Museum, Program Director
Susan Main '96 MFA Art: VisArts-Curatorial and Gallery Program Consultant
Shirin Masica '09 Jewish Studies: ClinicalMind, Speaker Bureau Manager
Patrick Nelson '91 English: University of Maryland, Technical Writing Instructor
Noah Niederhoffer '14 Jewish Studies & Journalism: XM Satellite Radio, Producer
Michael Olmert '62 English, '80 Ph.D. English: University of Maryland, Professor, Playwrite, Author & Screenwriter
David Lloyd Olsen '11 Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies: Quintessence Theatre Group, Managing Director
Allie Silberman '13 Communication: NBC News and MSNBC, Human Resources Generalist
Corie Stretton '12 American Studies & Communication: SmithBucklin, Coordinator, Event Services
Karen Vidangos '13 Art History: Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, Social Media Specialist

Night 2: Wednesday, April 7

Cynthia Alfaro '16 Communication: Apartment and Office Building Association, Manager of Communication
Kaitlyn Belicose '08 Communication: Evoke KYNE, Senior Vice President
Brooke Cabrera '14 Communication: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Vice President/Market Director of Real Estate
Rita Cheng '91 East Asian Languages, '93 Business: Blue Ocean Global Wealth, CEO
Joe Cumello '93 English: Ciena, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications
Anne Fink '79 Design: Morgan Stanley, Vice President–Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
Veda Johnson '11 Communication: U.S. Department of Commerce, Social Media Specialist
Jamie Lee '13 English: Ernst & Young, Consulting Manager
Lexi Neaman '13 Communication: Twitter, Client Partner
Katharine O'Toole Cord '14 Communication: Tandem Sports + Entertainment/You First Sports, Senior Manager, Communications and Social Media Strategy
Zach Schoengold '13 Communication: BCW Global, Account Supervisor
Doug Schulkin '06 Communication: Travelers Global Technology, Sales Executive
Veronica Segovia '04 Communication: AARP, Senior Advisor, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Sarah Slotnick Rubin '13 Communication: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Regional Marketing Director
Charlotte Triefus '88 Communication: Pure Earth, Co-Chair and Board Member
Joseph Wilson '84 Radio Television and Film: Merrill Lynch, Vice President
Pattie Yu '77 Journalism, '82 MA Communication: The Yu Crew, Principal

Night 3: Thursday, April 8

Carlos Acosta ‘85 English, '91 MA English: District Court of Maryland, Associate Judge
Halima Adenegan '11 Philosophy: SOCAP Global, Content Manager
Blair Barrett '02 English: Federal Aviation Administration, Project Manager
Clarisse Bernardes Coble '08 Communication: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Director of Human Resources
Julie Bigham '14 French, '17 MA French: Naval Sea Systems, Logistics Management
Steve Cooper    '79 History: Federal Reserve Board, Chief, Records Program
Kevin Davis '02 English, '07 MA English: Caplin & Drysdale, Associate Attorney
Courtney Geduldig '97 English: S&P Global, Chief Public & Government Affairs Officer
Reva Gupta '97 English: U.S. Department of State, U.S. Diplomacy Center, Public Affairs Officer
Artis Hicks '03 Communication: Culmen International, Grants Manager
Joel Hinzman '93 English, '93 Radio Television and Film: Oracle, Senior Director, Government Affairs
Eileen Kessler     '75 English: Omnistudio, President
Jackie King ‘79 History: King Management Group, President
Steve King ‘79 History: American Pet Products Association, Chief Executive Officer
David Leinwand '88 History: U.S. Department of State, Staff Attorney
Mika Malone '01 English: Meketa Investment Group, Managing Partner
Erich Schwartz '80 History: Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom, Partner
Kate Slaugh '93 History: National Archives, Congressional Relations Specialist

Past Keynote Speakers

2019: Jason Reynolds, author & poet
2018: Brett Wein, sales executive, SnapFish
2017: Michelle Singletary, columnist, The Washington Post
2016: Adam Shapiro, actor
2015: Cary Hatch, marketing executive, MDB Communications
2014: John Kelly, columnist, The Washington Post
2013: Domonique Foxworth, former NFL player and analyst, ESPN
2011: Norman Steinberg, producer, writer, director
2010: Harlan Weisman, healthcare executive, And-One Consulting 
2009: Gail Berman Masters, producer and entertainment executive, The Jackal Group
2008: David Baggett, CEO and software creator, INKY
2007: George Pelecanos, author

2019 Access2Alumni Photo Gallery

2019 Access2Alumni