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Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins, JMC Class of 1996Pete Souza, JMC Graduate Class of 2006John Kurtz, JMC Class of 2011Whitney Davis, JMC Class of 2006

Alumni and Friends

We value our alumni and friends in the A.Q. Miller School — you are important to us! Let us know what has been happening with you. Please share your news on jobs, promotions, awards, and other interesting information by emailing our main office at journalism@ksu.edu.

Where Are They Now?

Featuring: Kate Oxler



Kate Oxler took her love for typography and design with her to an internship at Room 214 in Boulder, Colorado. "We were able to combine my passions and skills with their clients needs to create amazing content for their brands," she wrote. "My letters are alive!”

Oxler created a cover photo for Natural Grocers’ Facebook page. “They liked it to much they printed it large to place in their stores!”

Focusing on advertising at the A.Q. Miller School, Oxler took part in the Miller School Advertising Club and worked with the Royal Purple yearbook.

She is now a junior art director at Havas Chicago where her clients include Citi Bank. Follow her work.




Featuring: Josey (Heller) Hammer

December 1, 2017

JenRus Freelance is excited to announce the hiring of Josey (Heller) Hammer as Project Manager for the company.  Josey is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Mass Communications and Photojournalism. 

alumni-update-hellerOne of her roles will be fostering projects for the ProjectWeKan crowd funding site, through a partner initiative with the Kansas Sampler Foundation.  If you represent a non-profit or community project that could benefit from a crowd funding platform, please go to www.projectwekan.com.  ProjectWeKan can be a great way to reach out-of-town contributors and/or be used as a match for Dane G. Hansen funding or other grant requests. 

Before joining JenRus Freelance, Josey operated her own photography studio, Photos by Josey, in Portis, Kan.  She specialized in wedding and engagement photography for 10 years, as well as graphic design and marketing. Originally from Hunter, Kan., Josey is married to Scandia native, Jeffrey Hammer, and they have two boys, Hutchins (7) and Halden (3).

JenRus Freelance is marketing company located in Courtland, KS.  The company specializes in marketing, website development, graphic design, economic development, and social media marketing through avenues like Facebook.  Josey joins the already existing staff of Luke Mahin and Jenny Russell. To learn more visit, www.jenrusfreelance.com.




Many alumni who recognize the role the School of Journalism and Mass Communications played in their development realize they want to give back something to the school. How can you support excellence in journalism education?


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UPDATE Magazine

Published twice a year, UPDATE keeps you up to date and informed in the latest happenings at the A.Q. Miller School, as well as news and features on JMC alumni.