Alumni testimonials

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Chris Cochran, 1971, Speech/Theatre

Because there was no School of Communication and Chris was interested in television, he got his degree in Speech/Theatre. Receiving a healthy dose of radio, TV, advertising, media, and theater courses, he appeared in Northern Arizona University productions along the way, ranging from future-set Moliere to anti-war rock operas.

After graduation, Chris eventually landed in Sacramento as the Executive Producer for the PBS TV station. It was there where he produced, directed, and appeared in national programming for PBS, gathering three Emmy awards along the way. In the 1990's he had started his own video production, promotions, and media relations business.

Today, he enjoys the media and marketing side of communications as a spokesman, marketing, and public relations director for the State of California.

Shelby Brimhall Maticic and Brian Maticic, 2008, Theatre Performance

Shelby and Brian are currently living in Phoenix and are preparing for another season of the Brelby Theatre Company.

Seamus Dever, 1997, Theatre Performance

Seamus plays Detective Kevin Ryan on ABC's Castle. He hopes the show runs for many years and lives in Hollywood with his wife, Julie, and their two dogs, Sophie and Maizy.

Marie Quinn, 2011, Design and Technology

Marie Quinn is a freelance Sound Designer and Theatre Technician in Chicago, Illinois.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Theatre from Northern Arizona University with emphasis in Design & Technology in May 2011.  Her work there included Technical Directing The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Sound Designing Macbeth and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Since her move to the Midwest, Marie has begun working with Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater as Producing Assistant and Projects Coordinator in preparation for their “Chicago Women of Song” finale show at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park.  In addition, Marie has been hired by Edgewater’s TheRaven Theatre and 20% Theatre Chicago to sound design in their upcoming seasons, and also works as a freelance audio technician for the event production company Event Creative.

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