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2018 Student and Alumni News:

MATC alumna Amber Rigney accepted a position as Chief Publishing Officer at Paxen Publishing in Melbourne, Florida. Amber provides strategic direction and leadership of Paxen Publishing's library as well as the newly acquired Steck-Vaughn adult education library and SkillsTutor. She also manages content development of print and digital adult education products.

MATC student Sarah Holdgrafer was recently promoted to Manager of the Self-Service & Content Team at ShipStation in Austin, Texas. Sarah and her team are responsible for all user-facing help documentation and internal support training. 

MATC alumna Brooke Turner is co-founder and CMO of Kwaddle, an Austin-based company described as,"an online platform that provides access to high quality, out-of-school education and enrichment programs to help children thrive and reach their fullest potential. " Brooke was recently recognized by Austin Woman magazine as a 2018 Woman's Way Business Awards Finalist for Product Innovation. 

MATC alumna Dr. Lonie McMichael recently founded Technodaptability, a company that trains clients to adapt to new technologies. On May 16th, 2018, Lonie will  host a Society of Technical Communication (STC)  webinar titled, "What is Technological Adaptability?" The webinar is free to STC members at (  Her book, Technological Adaptability: Learning Technology Quickly, is forthcoming.  

MATC alumna Amanda Scott recently presented a panel titled “Matters of Form: Questions of Race, Identity, Design, and the U.S. Census” at the annual Association of Teachers of Technical Writing conference in Kansas City, Kansas." 

2017 Student and Alumni News:

MATC alumna Dr. Susan Rauch has accepted an appointment as a Lecturer in Professional Writing in Science Communication & Technology at Massey University School of English and Media Studies, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Susan will teach, manage tutors in the writing for science communication and technology course curriculum, and redesign the writing for science communication course curriculum.

MATC alumnus Chase Rogers been hired as an Instructional Designer with Whole Foods Market 365, a brand created to make natural food groceries more accessible to all shoppers.

MATC alumna Swati Sahi accepted a writing instructor position at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana.
MATC alumna Jennifer Cleveland has accepted a position as Business Analysis Coordinator with Sprint Accessibility. She will provide communication support for deaf and hard-of-hearing employees, and assist with proposal management and RFP (request for proposal) processes.
MATC alumni now hold the following positions in Texas State's IT and University Marketing departments: Jennifer Small (User Service Consultant II, IT Assistance Center), Jenny Joy Van De Walle (Program Specialist – Technical Writer, IT Assistance Center), Jennifer Johnson (Coordinator, IT Projects – Technology Resources Administration), and Jen LaGrange (Coordinator, IT Projects – IT Assistance Center).
MATC alumnus Jael Perales has been hired as an Academic Editor for the American Journal Experts Division of Research Square, a for-benefit company that helps researchers around the world get their work effectively communicated and published.
MATC student Jonathan Prichard has accepted a Peace Corps assignment in Ecuador, beginning in May. He will serve as a health extension volunteer, a position similar to a community health organizer.
MATC student Rachel Berryhill will present "Sex Symbols and Subject Matter Experts: The Role of Females in a Military Comic Book” at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association’s 38th Annual Conference, held in February, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
MATC alumna Jo Jarl – one of the first two graduates of the MATC program, in 2001 – has retired after 13 years as a tech writer and editor for IBM and IBM Tivoli.
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