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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.  

Our PhD program reached an impressive milestone in September 2023, when we officially awarded our 250th doctoral degree! This accomplishment shines on the vision of the program founders, the numerous successes from over three decades of students and faculty, and the steady management of several doctoral directors of the past. Our first doctoral degree was awarded in December of 1990. Among our 250 alumni are professors, consultants, department chairs, deans, industry researchers, and entrepreneurs.

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. 

Jon Rahm

Hugh Downs School graduate Jon Rahm won the 2023 Masters, clinching his first green jacket and second career major championship!

Alumni Spotlight

Mike Noble, a 2007 graduate of Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, is chief of research and managing partner at Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights (OHPI), a non-partisan public opinion polling, market research and data analytics firm. 

Noble, who is regularly mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Economist, Reuters and many other news outlets, is grateful for his education in human communication. 

“It’s given me a unique ability to present data and insights in a digestible manner so that the value of the data is clearly understood and can be utilized to inform strategies and take the guesswork out of gauging public sentiment,” he said.

Read more about Mike

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!