Alex Jeikner, MSc Public Relations 1999
Last year, I received my PhD from the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), Newcastle University. My job title has also changed and I am now Associate Faculty, Lecturer I, at The American College of Greece – Deree.
Zoe Comyns, BA (Hons) Film & Media Studies & History 1999
I’m a multi award-winning Independent Radio Producer responsible for ‘The Book Show’ and ‘The Book on One’ on RTE Radio 1, as well as dramas and documentaries. I also train and lecture in radio and audio production.
Jonathan Alles, MBA 1999
Since July 2013, I’ve been the Managing Director and CEO of Hatton National Bank in Sri Lanka.
Rob Shorthouse, BA (Hons) Film & Media Studies & Politics 1998
After three years as Director of Communications for the successful No Campaign in the Scottish Independence Referendum I am now Communications Director for ScotRail. In my spare time, I am continuing my long-running campaign to ensure that my daughter goes to Stirling when she leaves school – in twelve years’ time!
Anders Hafsett Gullerud, BA (Hons) Business Studies 1997
After 16 years with Touch-IT as sales manager I founded Sign-IT based in Oslo, Norway. We deal mainly with electronic signature pads for several large clients such as banks, pharmacies, immigration and police departments and we went fully operational on 1 June. See www.signpad.no for more details.
Olaf Dellit, Visiting Student 1997
I started a new job in February and now work as a writer and editor for the Evangelische Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck (Evangelical Church of Hesse Electorate-Waldeck), a protestant church in central Germany. My latest book, Die Kaperfahrt der Kinderpiraten a children's novel was published in 2012 and I’m still an active member of the fencing club.
Nandita Mathur, MSc Media Management 1997
I left Google India and I’m now working as Deputy Editor for the business website Livemint.com which is the online version of Mint, India's second largest business newspaper published by HT Media Ltd. Its target readership is business executives and policy makers.
Julian Holland, BA (Hons) German & Religious Studies 1996
I would like to announce that I am taking up the position of Head of Boarding at St George's School, Cologne from August 2015 after 14 years at Framlingham College.
Craig Sergeant, BA (Hons) History 1995
Since 2004, I've been working in a government position in Nashville, Tennessee. I earned a Masters in Environmental Policy & Management from the University of Denver in 2012.
Stan Shires, BA (Hons) Marketing 1994
I recently passed my flying test so I am now a qualified pilot. After a big final push I completed the last of the nine exams, my radio test, my navigation test, my solo cross-country test and then the general skills test. I can now take people up with me and take to the skies! This is a hobby for me because I don't think any of the big airlines will be looking to train a 43 year old diabetic to fly their jumbos for them. It’s an amazing feeling of freedom, like motorcycling but on another level, literally, plus there are no speed cameras!
Melissia Schmidt, Visiting Student 1992
I’m Eastman School of Music’s assistant dean for student life, based in in Rochester, New York. I was recently awarded the Grace Dawson Wilson professional development scholarship from the Association of College Unions International. The award announcement stated, “Melissia has been innovative with a small staff to successfully build community and give students the true college union experience without a physical college union.” I accepted the award at the Community Builders Award Ceremony at the ACUI 2015 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.