Alumni Highlights


Communication Studies Grads Excel

Justin Clemmer

Justin Clemmer, Communication Studies Major, Class of 2016
First Officer Justin is making a name for himself at Endeavor Air, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. As a commercial airline pilot, Justin is the second-in-command to the captain on the aircraft he serves. It's an exciting role that allows him to take the controls and assist in the safe operation of the aircraft. Prior to joining Endeavor Air, Justin was a Certified Flight Instructor with Savannah Aviation where he trained and mentored less experienced instructors. In addition to his aviation experience, Justin also gained valuable experience as an intern with the Advancement Department at USCB. This well-rounded background makes Justin a valuable asset to the Endeavor Air team.

 

Poppy Miller

Poppy Miller, Communication Studies Major, Class of 2017

Poppy is the host of CBS Sports' Serie A coverage, a studio host for CBS Sports HQ and an analyst for CBS Sports' Concacaf coverage. She has also covered athletics for the SEC Network and Major League Soccer as well as for the Charleston Battery. Poppy joined CBS Sports as a studio host in 2020. She previously worked as a Major League Soccer reporter, network host and commentator with ESPN. She gained experience in the field while interning with WSAV and the Heritage Classic Foundation. At USCB, Poppy played on the women's soccer team.

Sophia Peach

Sophia Peach, Communication Studies Major, Class of 2022

Sophia won USCB's first Southeast Emmy Student Production Award for a Live Sporting Event/Game. She won by entering her senior Capstone project, a video entitled “Play Like A Girl: An Equitable Sports Broadcasting Production of USCB vs. Ave Maria Softball Game.” She worked with Associate Professor of Communication Dr. Caroline E. Sawyer and USCB’s Sports Information Department to complete this research project and digital production. Sophia's video production project looked at disparities in media production techniques for coverage of men’s and women’s sporting events.

 

Antonia Quintero

Antonia Quintero, Communication Studies Major, Class of 2021

Antonia was selected for South Carolina's prestigious undergraduate Washington Semester program, where she interned with Congressman James E. Clyburn. After graduation from USCB, she became a full-time staff assistant in Rep. Clyburn's office. Later, Antonia was accepted into Teach For America. This highly competitive program brings promising future leaders into classrooms by recruiting and training top college graduates who commit to teach in under-resourced public schools for at least two years.