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Q&A with Amanda Mumphrey ‘23 (Communication)

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Leading up to May Commencement, we’re asking some of our graduates to tell us about their experience as Greyhounds and where their journey will lead them next. Meet May 2023 graduate Amanda Mumphrey who will receive a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in visual communication design at the end of this semester!

Why did you choose to study communication?

Going into college I was unsure of the path I wanted to take. Communication offers such a wide range of experiences that I knew that if I took this path, I would be happy with the outcome!

Why did you choose to study at UIndy?

I love a smaller campus because it allows for students to connect with their professors.

Are you a part of any extracurriculars (either on or off campus)? If so, what are they and what is your role?

Top Dog Communication, Firm Director

PRSSA, President 

Bondry Consulting, Public Relations Coordinator

Are there any faculty or staff members who have significantly impacted your time at UIndy? If so, who are they and how did they influence you?

Dr. Rebecca Gilliland, Chair of the Department of Communication, has impacted my time here in a positive way. She is an amazing leader, professor, and mentor.

What is one of your favorite memories from your time at UIndy?

Spending time in Top Dog Communication. Every memory I have from this course is positive and I can say it has been my favorite part of being here.

What are your plans after graduation?

I am hoping to continue working for Bondry Consulting. After that, I want to work for a PR agency.

How did your degree program prepare you for your next steps?

The curriculum was a big part, but also the opportunities provided to me. Especially in the Department of Communication, students are pushed to take leadership roles which has helped me grow so much in the past four years.

What advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

Take as many opportunities you can in your time here. College is the time for you to find who you are, take opportunities and establish friendships with other students and faculty, who will push you to be the best you can be.