#COMWeek2017 Alumni Panel

On the final day of COMWeek, Missouri State alumni will join us for an interactive panel. Current communication students will enjoy this opportunity to learn from the experiences of recent graduates who are making an impact in the field.

Meet the alumni panelists

Adria Baebler

Adria Baebler is a 2013 graduate of Missouri State and holds degrees in organizational communication and Spanish. She spent her first year out of college teaching English in Uruguay through the Fulbright Scholarship program, followed by a project management position for a corporate travel company, then worked as a translator for a nonprofit in Guatemala. Baebler currently works as an oncology consultant for Cerner, a healthcare IT company in Kansas City, where she meets with clients to develop and manage hospital conversions to Cerner software.

Bethany Bell

As PR & Social Media Manager at the Marlin Network, Bethany Bell develops and executes PR and social media strategies for global food brands. Before joining deep in 2013, Bell was the ‘Person in Charge of Getting the Word Out’ at Askinosie Chocolate, an artisan, bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Springfield. Growing up in the coffee industry, Bell is also a strong advocate of the local food movement.

Doug Gaehle

Formerly an account manager for Osborn Barr, a communications agency specializing in agriculture located in St. Louis, Doug Gaehle is now responsible for planning and executing tradeshow presence on behalf of the United Soybean Board. With over five years’ experience in public relations, marketing and event planning strategies. He has worked on a variety of brands, including: Green County Park Board, Anchor Poppers, Harvest Splendor, Unilever, Missouri State University Department of Communication, Monsanto and United Soybean Board.

Sara McClendon

Sara McClendon graduated from Missouri State in December 2011 with a degree in public relations. Currently, McClendon is a manager at Osborn Barr, a full-service advertising agency with offices in St. Louis, Kansas City and Nashville. She works primarily on DEKALB Asgrow brands in a hybrid public relations/account service role. She values Missouri State, not only for its role in preparing her for her career, but also for the lifelong friendships and connections it fostered, which keep her growing professionally and personally.

Key details

  • When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Feb. 24
  • Where: PSU Ballroom East
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