HDSHC Alumni

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication has more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate alumni excelling in various careers throughout the world.  Our alums include a Pulitzer Prize winner, CEOs, attorneys, professional athletes, and public relations and media professionals.  We are proud of our alums and always excited to hear their latest news or have them visit.  

Please keep us up to date on your successes, we always enjoy hearing from you. If you haven’t already, be sure to get in touch with the ASU Alumni Association for all ASU news. 

Alumni Spotlight

Jennifer Kaplan, a 1996 graduate of Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, recently established the Jennifer G. Kaplan Endowment Scholarship. The scholarship provides funding to Hugh Downs School undergraduates with an interest in pursuing or studying a career in public relations.  

Kaplan is the owner and founder of Evolve Public Relations and Marketing, a Scottsdale-based firm founded in 2010. The company has grown and currently has a team of 14 employees and more than 90 clients in industries such as restaurants, retail, entertainment, real estate, medical, legal, global and international companies and nonprofit organizations.

Read more about Jennifer

Hugh Downs School Alumni Named to Sun Devil 100 List for Business Success

Ten alumni from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication have been named to the Sun Devil 100, which celebrates the achievements and successes of some of the university's most successful graduates.  

Meet Tyler Thompson, a member of the Sun Devil 100, and a proud graduate of the Hugh Downs School!