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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 Alumni Association Chapter Board, 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 with professionals who were once in their position. 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. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021 
5 p.m., Three one-hour virtual sessions
Student Registration opens in March 2021

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

Alumni participants from the last A2A

Alumni Hosts

Blair Barrett '02 English FAA Safety Support, SENTEL Corporation Project Manager
Courtney Connelly '11 English Appian

Senior Manager, University Talent Acquisition

Kyna Powell '99 English Social Security Administration Systems Analyst
Taeler Wilson '15 English KPMG Senior Associate
Nina Thompson '06 Communication Nina K Photography Owner, Photographer
Artis Hicks '03 Communication American Society for Engineering Education  Program Director 
Katherine O'Toole '14 Communication  Tandem Sports + Entertainment Manager, Communications 

Art & Design

Kelsey Marotta '14 Studio Art Eleven Peppers Studios Senior Graphic Designer
John B. Lee '14 Studio Art Opower Brand Designer
Katharine Friedgen '10 Studio Art West Elm UX & Digital Designer

Arts & Culture Management

Ceylon Mitchell '16 M.Mus Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County Communications and Public Relations Manager
Brad Van Grack '82 Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies The Capitol Steps Actor, Director
William Allman '74 History White House Former Curator

Corporate & Business Management

John Bertinatti '94 English Verizon Wireless Assoc. Director
Jeff Menick '68 American Studies Merrill Lynch & Company

Senior Consultant

Digital & Social Media

Lexi Neaman '13 Communication Twitter Senior Client Account Manager
Zach Schoengold '13 Communication LinkedIn Client Solutions Manager
Veda Johnson '11 Communication Maryland State Highway Administration Social Media Coordinator


Kristina Friedgen '08 Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School Fine Arts Staff
Brendan Shea '05 English Saint John's College High School Department Chair, English

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Eileen Kessler '75 English Omnistudio, Inc. President
Arlet Beckham '04 Communication Extend Yoga Owner
Brian Dunn '13 English Completely Dunn CEO

Event Management

Corie Stretton '12 American Studies & Communication SmithBucklin Coordinator, Event Services
Veronica Segovia '04 Communication  AARP Senior Advisor, Multicultural Leadership Department

Government Affairs & Public Policy

Adam Goldberg '05 History Anthem, Inc Government Affairs Director
Kerry O'Brien '09 Spanish and Government & Politics The Glover Park Group Director, Government Affairs Division

Legal & Law

Kevin Davis '02 '07 B.A. and M.A., English Caplin & Drysdale Associate Attorney
Charles Hirsch '83 History Ballard, Spahr, LLP Partner
Kenneth Minesinger '87 English Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder
Christopher Randolph '91 English US Department of Health & Human Services Board Member
Jonathan Wilan '94 History Baker & McKenzie Partner

Marketing & Sales

Jean Pirovic '81 Radio Television and Film Long and Foster Real Estate The Pirovic Team
Douglas Schulkin '06 Communication Travelers Global Technology Sales Executive 
Dennis Strzegowski '01 Communication NewDay USA Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Christian Videla '04 Communication RLAH Real Estate Realtor
Courtney Geduldig '97 English S&P Global Executive Vice President, Public Affairs

Media & Entertainment

Bryan Nehman '96 History WBAL News Radio Morning News Anchor
Michael Olmert '62 '80 B.A. and Ph.D., English University of Maryland Professor, Playwrite, Author & Screenwriter
Noah Niederhoffer '14 Jewish Studies & Journalism XM Satellite Radio Producer

Non-profits & Associations

Lisa Berglund '12 English & Communication EAB Senior Analyst
John Carlson '85 English Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center Chief of Staff

Public Relations & Communication

Cynthia Alfaro '16 Communication Chesapeake Public Strategies Communications & Project Manager
Aldo Bello '95 M.A. Radio Television and Film Mind & Media, Inc. EVP & Chief Creative Officer
Ashkon Eslami '09 Communication Edelman Senior Account Supervisor
Pattie Yu '77 '82 B.A. Journalism, M.A. Communication The Yu Crew, LLC Principal

Writing, Editing & Publishing

Stan Dambroski '82 '87 '99 B.A., M.A., Ph.D. English National Science Foundation Public Affairs Specialist
Patrick Nelson '91 English University of Maryland Technical Writing Instructor

2019 Access2Alumni Photo Gallery

2019 Access2Alumni