​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Since its founding in 1892, more than 140,000 students have received their degree from CMU.  Graduates from the department of Communication and Dramatic Arts span the globe, successfully putting their education to use in all aspects of their lives.​ ​

Over 7,000 Communication and Dramatic Arts alumni reside across all 50 states and in several foreign countries.  

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Notable Alumni and Alumni Voices

Check out the CCFA Alumni Voices web page for feature stories on the following alumni: 

  • Greg Ott

    • '08 Theatre
    • Actor, Writer, Comedian

COM Conferences and COM Connect Newsletter

Communications faculty, graduate assistants and students will be attending periodic Communication Association activities and conventions across the U.S.  If you're in attendance, please look us up!  

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  Elizabeth Carlson catches up with a COM alum at the Central States
Communication Association conference.  

CDA Alumni Updates

CMU Theatre alum, Greg Siers, will have an on-air spot airing tonight around the Oscars red carpet event.  Greg produced and directed the spot that airs during the red carpet Ryan Seacrest special tonight on E! at 6:59pm. Tomorrow another cut airs at 10:30am on NBC Today show (post Oscar special). It will air sporadically over the next few weeks on  NBC, CNBC, MSNBC and E!. The spot is for the “Stitchfix Red Carpet event” at The Grove in LA. Greg was hired by NBC.

  • CMU Theatre alum, Ryan Hopak, won a Writer's Guild Award as part of the writing team for Who Wants to be A Millionaire in the Quiz and Audience Participation category.  Information about the Writer's Guild is available at https://awards.wga.org/awards/nominees-winners.
  • CMU Theatre alum, Jeremy Meier, has accepted the position of Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Owens Community College in Toledo, OH.
  • CMU Theatre alum, Emily Mick, has received a year-long Stage Management Internship from Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.   Emily will be Stage Managing and Assistant Stage Managing in five different theatre spaces that comprise Florida Studio Theatre for Actors Equity and non-Equity productions.  Information about Florida Studio Theatre is available at https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/about-fst.
  • CMU Theatre alum, Meg Johns, is playing the role of Sally in TheatreWorks USA’s touring production of The Cat in the Hat.  The tour began in January and will continue through June, 2019.  More information about the production and the tour are available at https://twusa.org/shows-artists/on-tour/dr-seusss-the-cat-in-the-hat.
  • CMU Theatre alum, Brandon Chu, will be performing in the 2nd National Tour of The King and I, based on the Lincoln Center Revival in 2015. Brandon’s first performance date is March 9th. He will be coming to Midland, Michigan on April 18-20.  The tour is set to end on May 5th in New Haven, CT. All dates and cities can be found on the tour’s website at http://thekinganditour.com.
  • CMU Theatre alum, Sarah Bomber, is playing the role of Velma in Show Palace Dinner Theatre’s production of Chicago in Hudson, Florida.  Chicago will run through April 14.  Tickets and information are available at https://www.showpalace.net/?fbclid=IwAR30nt2oQHCHrZE2zVWvbF7KU82l3a97HC6sWMYzvNV4sbbXSBvsOk3r41U
  • CMU Theatre alum, Kyle Burch, will be playing the Cowardly Lion in the Windy City Performs production of The Wizard of Oz.  The Wizard of Oz opens on March 30th and runs through May 5th.  Tickets and Information are available at http://windycityperforms.org.
  • CMU Theatre alum, Sarah (Ledtke) McCann, will be appearing in Dames at Sea at the Midtown Arts Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Dames at Sea will run through Sunday, March 10th.  Tickets and information are available at https://midtownartscenter.com/shows-tickets.
  • CMU Theatre alum, Phil Powers, is appearing in Theatre Nova’s world premiere production of Mazel Tov, John Lennon by David Wells.  Theatre Nova is located in Ann Arbor, and the production has been extended through April 21st.  Tickets and information are available at https://www.theatrenova.org/2018-19-season.
  • CMU Theatre alum, Bob Pantalone, will be performing in The Factory Theatre's production of May the Road Rise Up.  May the Road Rise Up opens February 16th and will run through March 30th at The Factory Theatre on Howard Street in Chicago.  Tickets and information are available at http://thefactorytheater.com/portfolio/maytheroadriseup
  • CMU Theatre alum, Gabrielle (Gabby) Csapo, is the Assistant Director and Set Designer for Tipping Point’s production of The Last Five Years.  The Last Five Years opens January 24th and will run until March 3rd.  Tickets and information are available at https://www.tippingpointtheatre.com/last-five-years. Gabby is also the Prop Designer for Reap the Grove at Matrix Theatre in Detroit.  Reap the Grove opens February 1st and runs until February 24th.  Tickets and information for Reap the Grove are available at https://www.matrixtheatre.org.  Gabby is also the Set Designer for Williamston Theatre’s production of The Gin Game.  The Gin Game opens March 21st and will run until April 20th.  Tickets and information are available at http://www.williamstontheatre.org/the-gin-game.


Stay Connected!

We're interested in your story and hope you'll take advantage of one of the opportunities below t​o share, and reconnect with faculty, staff and friends from your past.

  • ​Phone or visit

    • Call us at 989-774-3177 or send us an ​email
    • Reach out to your favorite faculty (current list)
    • Drop by and see us at 333 Moore Hall  
  • ​​University Theatre email group

    • Contact Steve Berglund for information about his informal University Theatre email group.
​​​​Theatre faculty and alumni gathered in Chicago.