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  • Izack Tenorio – President
    '17 MPA Public Administration
  • Linett Posada – Vice President
    16 BS Public Administration
  • Nicole Santero – Secretary
    '16 MA Journalism & Media Studies; '13 BA Communication Studies
  • Christian Salas – Treasurer
    '15 BA Criminal Justice
  • Yessica Palma – Member at Large
    '19 MSW Social Work

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Jon Castagnino, a graduate of the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, discusses his academic career.

Jon Castagnino, a graduate of the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, discusses his academic career.

Guy Demarco, a graduate of of the emegrency crisis management degree program, describes his experiences in the master's program.

Guy Demarco, a graduate of of the emegrency crisis management degree program, describes his experiences in the master's program. 

Class Notes

Maria Roncal

Maria Roncal, ’11 BA Journalism and Media Studies, manages the social media presence for the Palms Casino Resort where her work has resulted in up to five times the return on advertising spending and has doubled the resort’s Instagram fan base in less than a year. Previously, she worked at SLS Las Vegas, earning local, national, and international marketing awards for its grand opening media strategy, and at Caesars Entertainment where she produced new media content. Her proudest personal accomplishment is losing 50 pounds. Her hobbies include travel blogging, becoming trilingual by learning French, and many types of fitness activities.

Melissa Rothermel Biernacinski

Melissa Rothermel Biernacinski, ’06 BA Journalism and Media Studies, celebrated her 10th year at local marketing/public relations firm Imagine Communications in 2015. She is married to Marek Biernacinski, ’05 BA Communication Studies. He is president and CEO of Words by a Pro, a company that was honored at the Las Vegas Digital Media Awards by being named Best Business Blog for the second year in a row.

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