Brewing a Legacy: An Interview with Michelle Sullivan (COM’95)  

Professor Michelle Sullivan begins her first semester of teaching advertising this year, but her affiliation with the College of Communication started much earlier. A 1995 COM graduate, Sullivan has since stemmed in her field, due in large part to her positive attitude and also her knack for networking. She was the senior brand manager at Boston Beer Company for the past 17 years, and was selected as the one…

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A Spark in the Dark: An Interview with Sumaira Ahmed (COM’10) 

In 2014, Bollywood triple threat and COM alumna, Sumaira Ahmed, was diagnosed with sero-negative neuromyelitis optica (NMO)—a rare autoimmune disease. Ahmed channeled this hardship into passion and determination by creating The Sumaira Foundation for NMO. Ahmed implements the confidence and skills she acquired at BU into all her endeavors. Shira Levin: In the video, Illuminating the Darkness of Neuromyelitis Optica—The Sumaira Foundation, you say your life changed overnight. Can you elaborate on this?  Sumaira Ahmed: After college, I started…

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Jason Gan (Questrom ‘16, COM ‘16) on Breathing the Creative Side of Advertising 

The advertising industry’s evergreen need for creativity makes it significant for AD professionals to pursue new ideas on a daily base.The COMmunicator caught up with Jason Gan (Questrom ‘16, COM ‘16), junior art director at Arnold Worldwide, on his experience of being a creative director in an advertising agency and how COM helped him launch his career in advertising. Life out of COM:…

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