Kimberly Laburda Dotson

Dotson, KimberlySenior Healthcare Pharmaceutical Representative
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Springfield, Mo.

From the time she graduated in 2002 as a mass communication major and a member of Alpha Delta Pi until five years, Dotson was a rising star in local television news as a news anchor and reporter. She literally left Brenau with no job prospects and only a demo tape in hand, but after knocking on doors all over the eastern United States, she in two months landed a reporter’s job at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tenn. She quickly moved into the morning show anchor desk, then to stations in Albany, Ga., Peoria, Ill., and Springfield, Mo., where she for two years was host of “Good Morning Springfield.” Toward the end of her contract, Pfizer came calling, and, she says, “I decided to close one chapter of my life in search of another. It’s a decision I will never regret…. Brenau and the Mass Communications Department helped instill the confidence and knowledge I needed to guide me down the right paths in life.”

McKemie Dozier West

West, KemieMarketing Consultant
Gainesville, Ga.

West, a 1984 journalism major and member of Alpha Delta Pi currently edits Business Link newsletter and handles marketing and communications services for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. She writes, designs and develops brochures, direct mailings, media advisories and press releases.

Whitney Teal

Teal, WhitneyProducer, Salem Communications (3 radio stations) 



Anne Haarsløv Sodemann

Communications Coordinator, AAK
Aarhaus, Denmark

The Denmark native spent her freshman year at Brenau (1990-91) as an English and business administration major before returning home to study English and international studies at Aalborg University. She works as communications coordinator for Malmö, Sweden-based AAK (AarhusKarlshamn AB), the world’s leading manufacturer of high value-added specialty vegetable fats – products butterfat and cocoa butter substitutes, among other things. Her duties include updating the Intranet and the company’s Website, conducting surveys, writing press releases and acting as a liaison with the local community – and in the chocolate industry. “If you eat a Kit Kat, think of me,” she says.

Susan Smiley-Height

Assistant City Editor, Ocala Star-Banner
Ocala, Fla.

The 1991 Women’s College graduate who majored in journalism and public relations works as an assistant city editor at the Ocala Star-Banner in central Florida, part of the Halifax Media Group. Smiley-Height had previously edited the paper’s magazine, Life in the Heart of Florida. She also was editor of four weekly and eight bi-weekly newspapers owned by Florida Today, a Gannett publication on Florida’s east coast, as well as the Space Coast Press.