Meet a few of our exceptional students.
Outstanding Fall 2016 Graduates
Moody College celebrates the Fall Class of ‘16
B.S., Public Relations
Hailing from Cypress, Forrest Wolfe chose the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations to combine his interests in writing, integrated brand promotion, strategy and consumer psychology.
Wolfe said faculty members Dave Junker and Minette Drumwright positively influenced his critical thinking and that Terry Hemeyer taught his favorite class, “Public Relations Strategies,” which trained him in strategy and crisis management.
Outside the classroom, Wolfe was involved in Texas Blazers, Communication Council, Public Relations Student Society of America and the Senate of College Councils. He was also a student ambassador for Communication
Career Services and a mentor in the Freshman Interest Group program.
He interned at FleishmanHillard, Archer Malmo, Cohn & Wolfe, Shelton Interactive, and Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas. Upon graduation, Wolfe plans to join a public relations agency and practice a broad set of communication skills on a variety of accounts.
B.S., Communication Studies
A double-major in Communication Studies (Corporate Communication) and Journalism, Brianna Holt chose Moody College because of its diverse range of studies.
Originally from Dallas, Holt credits the faculty and staff for supporting students inside and outside the classroom. Among those who influenced her are journalism faculty members R.B. Brenner, Robert Quigley, Robert Jensen, Bob Buckalew and Renita Coleman.
She also participated in women’s rowing, Texas Darlins, Texas Student Television, The Daily Texan, KVRX student radio and the ministry organization Texas Cru. After multiple internships at organizations including BET Networks, The Daily Dot, KXAN News, Blackbaud and Fons PR, Holt plans to move to New York City and complete a fellowship with Buzzfeed.
Kim Tran’s parents were refugees from Vietnam who arrived in the U.S. as teenagers, working to get an education and make a better life for their family.
Born in Austin, Kim adopted the same mindset and graduates this semester with a double-major in Radio-Television-Film and Biochemistry. Tran chose Moody College based on the reputation of the faculty and the high ranking of its film program.
While at the Forty Acres, she cycled in the Texas 4000 from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, to raise money for cancer research, performed with SNAFU improv troupe, mentored freshmen in the Texas Interdisciplinary Program, studied abroad in Spain and interned for Apatow Productions and Carousel Television while in the UT Semester in Los Angeles program. She also interned for the Austin Film Society and wrote for Amy Poehler’s “Smart Girls.”
After graduating, she plans to move to Los Angeles and write and act in television and comedy.