College of Communications Alumni


Terry P. Rossio

Terry P. Rossio, 1984, B.A. Communications (Radio-TV-Film)

Distinguished Alumni Award, 2000 Screenwriter and Producer, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek, many more

Ashley C.Force Hood

Ashley C. Force Hood, 2004, B.A. (Radio-TV-Film)

Recent Graduate Achievement Award, 2010 NHRA Professional Funny Car Driver (Drag Racing)

Becky L. Hamilton

Becky L. Hamilton (Baumgartner), 2006, B.A. Radio-TV-Film

Recent Graduate Achievement Award, 2012
Documentary Filmmaker


Vikki Vargas

Vikki Vargas, 1981, B.A. Communications 
Distinguished Alumni Award, 1997

Orange County Bureau Chief / Reporter, KNBC4-TV News.

Scott Montgomery

Scott Montgomery, 1973, B.A. Communications

Distinguished Alumni Award, 1994
Big Tantrum Marketing and Advertising

David Crowley

David Crowley, 1988, Comm grad

Entertainment publicist / Manager / Teacher


Terry M.Giles

Terry M. Giles, 1970, B.A. Speech Communication

Distinguished Alumni Award, 1998
Giles Enterprises, Attorney-at-Law

Peggy M. Hammer

Peggy M. Hammer, 1966, B.A. Speech Communication

1970 M.A. Education/Reading
Distinguished Alumni Award, 1999
Retired Educator

Ginger Emry

Ginger Emry, B.A. 1980, M.A. 1985, Speech Communication

Emry Consulting: Organizational Leadership and Coaching, Strategic Planning and Communication, Development and Redesign


Shirley Wu

Shirley Wu Sigmund, M.A., CCC-SLP

B.A., Communicative Disorders, CSUF, 1987

M.A., Communicative Disorders, CSUF, 1989

Speech-language pathologist

CA Department of State Hospitals, Atascadero



Luisa Acosta, M.A., CCC-SLP

B.A., Speech Language Therapy and Audiology

Rosario University, Bogota, Columbia, 1982

Alumni of the Year, 2023

M.A., Communicative Disorders, CSUF, 1996

Director, Bright Star Speech and Language Services