Department of Communication & Journalism


I value not only the educational advantage that I received at Missouri Western, but the relationships that were built. It means a lot to me that all of the faculty and staff in my department know me by my first and last name today, even though I have been out of school since 2002. I know they truly care."

springs_9367Angie Springs, ’02

Volunteer Coordinator, American Red Cross

After graduating from Missouri Western, I earned my master’s and Ph.D. and am eight years into a successful career as a professor. I love my career and my life, and I never forget who helped me get here – Missouri Western’s ‘guardian angels.’ I tell my Missouri Western story to my students, showing them that a bright future can be theirs. I try to help them achieve that vision, just as my own guardian angels at Missouri Western did for me.”

springs_9367Laura Shue O’Hara, Ph.D., ’92

Associate Professor of Communication Studies - Ball State University