Critical Media & Cultural Studies Department


CMC attracts, develops, and graduates passionate and compassionate scholars, artists, and human beings. Our alums are employed across the non-profit and corporate sectors, including positions in media and communications industries.

Alumnus Profile: Anita Cox '13

Alumnus Profile: Anita Cox '13

This former Tars soccer star and CMC grad worked at the Rollins College Office of Student Success as an Athletics Coordinator while earning her MBA at the Crummer Graduate School of Business. In 2015, Anita began work as operation manager and now senior operations manager, of Children's Hospital Colorado. 

Chase Jennings ’12

After a successful debut at the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival, where he represented Rollins with a screening of one of his Campus Movie Fest award-winning films, Chase graduated from Rollins and relocated to Del Mar, CA where he co-founded Lyra Film & Design, a 'future-proof' real estate marketing and production agency. In 2014, he launched a web-development and design company for bloggers and celebrities. Chase is also the Executive Producer of 33voices, a non-profit educational platform dedicated to helping this generation of startups with the help of a vast network of some of the world's most influential authors and entrepreneurs.

Katy Bildahl ’12

After graduating from Rollins, Katy accepted a position as Digital Communication Coordinator for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Washington, D.C., where she coordinated the foundation's social media efforts and website maintenance. Katy Now serves as a junior project manager at Adfere, a public relations firm with fortune 500 and nonprofit clients.

Louisa Gibbs ’11

Louisa used her CMC background to pursue law, with a particular interest in human rights and public interest. After graduating from Rollins, Louisa went to New England Law | Boston and graduated with her JD amidst the top 15% of her class and with the faculty-nominated Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award. While in law school, Louisa pursued her passion for human rights - the focus of her CMC capstone - and public interest law. Louisa passed the Massachusetts bar exam in 2014 and spent her first year out of law school as an AmeriCorps Attorney at Rosie's Place, a women's homeless shelter in Boston, representing low-income women in family and housing matters as well as teaching bi-weekly seminars on public housing to female inmates. Now, Louisa is serving in a two-year clerkship position for the Honorable Diane Finkle of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island. Louisa credits much of her passion for social justice and helping people through the law to her CMC major.

Bellinger Stoker ’11

Belle completed her Rollins course work at the end of the fall semester 2010, during which time she was selected by the competitive Teach for America Program for their 2011 corps. Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Teach for America strives to ensure that one day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Belle taught for the corps in Charlotte, NC, for four years bringing new energy and leadership to the challenge of closing the academic achievement gap for students in Charlotte. While teaching, Belle earned her Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins School of Education. Belle currently works as a Schools Manager in South Carolina for EverFi, an Ed Tech company that works with private sector companies, foundations and nonprofits to provide digital learning resources focused on critical life and workforce skills to schools and communities at no cost. 

Sam Barns ’10 and Allison Crocker ’10

In summer 2010, CMC alums and Crummer School of Business MBA students Allison Crocker (2012) and Sam Barns (2012) spent three months in Tanzania, a trip that led to their idea to build a sustainable eco-lodge Tuko Pamoja Mkyashi, which means “we are together.” They selected Mkayashi Village for their lodge, which sits about a mile up on Mount Kilimanjaro. The two are working with Minnesota-based non-profit Peace House Africa to develop their own non-profit and raise fiscal sponsorship for the project. Barns’ long-term plan is for the villagers to learn how to run the lodge and ultimately take it over.